Here's why else jump rope is so great.
When on vacation, if you're thinking of easy ways to break a sweat with minimal equipment, jump rope is the perfect solution. I take my rope with me everywhere, and as long as I have a pair of running shoes, I can do it anywhere, too.
If you haven't bought a jump rope in awhile, here are some guidelines to follow:
While standing on the center of the cord, the handle tips should reach your armpits. If the handles are up by your ears, the rope is too long for you! You can also jump with your rope to determine if it's the proper length: If the cord doesn't touch the floor, the rope is too short; if it lands in front of you, it's too long.