When is the last time you skipped? Truly skipped? Yes, the popular activity of most six-year-old girls. Today I discovered iskip.com. It is a site dedicated to promoting the positive effects of skipping. The site shares that skipping just a few steps can instantly lift your mood and help you reconnect with your buoyant, exuberant, childlike spirit. Hey, that sounds like something I’m trying to do. Who knew? Skipping!
The founder Kim Corbin believes that,
“Today’s world needs as much positive skipping energy as possible. That is why we are on a mission to share the joy and freedom of skipping with young and old alike.”
You can check out Kim’s blog, Skip on! here.
The site talks about how in order to skip in public you must be willing to let go of any fears about what people think about you. The physical and emotional benefits to skipping really surprised me. You burn twice as many calories skipping as walking and it is virtually impossible to skip without smiling.
When I read this I told Jason and instead of walking to the next room, we skipped. In the short few seconds we were actually skipping we ended up laughing and smiling as well. I also almost knocked down a huge Jabba the Hut figure Jason has in his office from the bouncing floor that the skipping created. So, be careful.
If you are overwhelmed by your Christmas bills or are frustrated about those tried and true New Years resolutions you are trying again this year, try skipping. It can’t hurt…unless you pull a muscle.