Jumping rope works both upper and lower body, is great for the heart and bones, develops balance and coordination, and the equipment is minimal. It also exercises the brain because you have to be aware of the placement of your body relative to the rope. Good for posture. Lower impact than jogging. Not time-consuming.
Skip Rope, Not Your Workout, WebMD
Jumping rope is cheap, portable, and burns more calories than you might think
Robert reminded me of this in comments so I’m posting it to have a container for this how-to video:
How to jump rope, in 4 steps:
She’s 62 years old. She’s amazing: