We're Jumpin' for Women's Heart Health!
Do you remember "Jumping Rope for Heart" in PE when you were a kid? Well, who says jumping rope is just for kids?! Oh wait... ahemmm... yea, we know what you're thinking, we get it... Even though our bladders may not work as well as when we were kids, jumping rope, or simply marching in place (low impact and easier on the bladder), is a great way to raise awareness of the shocking fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. Staggering isn't it? So...
iGnite is conducting our very own "Jump for Heart Challenge." It's simple. Jump rope, squat jump, quick feet, hop side to side, plie jumps, (anything jumping) for 1 minute every day during the month of February. Or, if you need a lower impact option vigorously march in place for 1 minute every day . Also we encourage you to share the facts about heart disease in women, the signs of heart attack (which are different for women than men), and prevention, with your friends.
Need More Reasons to Jump for Heart?
Better Heart Health
On average, jumping rope burns 11 calories per minute, but if you pick up the pace and jump vigorously, you can burn up to 20 calories per minute. And short segments of vigorous cardio exercise has been shown to increase metabolism, in the short and long-term. Jumping is also an excellent way to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis. This simple exercise is a win-win-win!
We hope you’ll join us in our challenge, and help us increase awareness of the importance of heart healthy activities for women.
Eat Fresh Whole Foods
Relax & Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Get 7-9 Hours Sleep Each Night
Signs of Heart Attack
Heart attacks occur differently in women than in men, so familiarizing yourself with the signs can be the difference between life and death. Learn the signs Here