Jumping is the cardio I go to when I need a break from running or when it's cold outside. It's fun, burns tons of calories and workouts a lot of muscle groups at once. I like jumping because it helps me to maintain my endurance. If you begin jumping for real exercise, invest in a good rope. They're not super expensive and it'll be worth every penny. I've had the rope in the picture for maybe 5 years now. I had one before this - which I still have - but this one has cushioned handles and the other one doesn't. I jump for at least 30 minutes and the cushion helps my grip.

The new Smart Rope has caught my eye. Hopefully I'll be able to try it and post about it in the future!