If you only have a brief bit of time to work out, pick jumping rope over jogging. 10 minutes of jumping rope is as good for your cardiovascular system as 30 minutes of jogging. Your heart rate takes off in seconds, all the major muscle groups are going at it, and the 10 minutes will go by in no time since jumping rope is tons of fun. Plus, you can jump rope nearly anywhere. It may take some practice before you get the hang of it, but once you learn the ropes, you’ll be hooked!