3. Jumping Rope
If you want a very high-intensity exercise as an alternate to running then jumping rope is the right choice for you. If you can pull of around 100 to 120 skips per minute then you will be burning 13 calories in that one minute. It is very effective if you want to lose the weight and is quite useful for improving a person’s balance. There is a great deal of hand and foot coordination that you need to maintain in order to skip in a smooth, uninterrupted flow.