Jumping rope burns as much as 600 to 1,000 calories per hour, which is twice as many calories as jogging, according to ABC News. This means that a minimum of 10 calories is being burned for every minute that an individual participates in jumping ropes.
Although effective in burning calories, jumping ropes can be difficult to get into, and is a lot more exhausting than it actually looks. Most professionals recommend starting off slowly and attempting smaller sets at a time. Jumping ropes has also been linked to appetite suppression, a way to build endurance and stamina and a way to improve agility and balance.