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Jump to It! Rebounding for Fun and Fitness!

Jump to It! Rebounding for Fun and Fitness!

Jumping is a great way to exercise indoors in cold weather. However, once you read these health benefits, you’ll want to include rebounding in your exercise regimen all year long.

To ensure regular usage, keep your rebounder in sight, for easy and frequent access. If space is limited, use your rebounder as a coffee table in the den, or living room. When watching TV, jump during the commercials. Moving to music is also motivational. The key to consistency is keeping it convenient and close at hand.

Even short, vigorous bursts for a minute or two are beneficial, so jump often, several times a day. Rebound before each meal of the day, to form this healthy exercise habit.

Rebounding does a body good. Consider the vast health benefits of rebounding.

Jumping on a mini-trampoline …
– has a minimal impact on the joints compared to jogging or running on hard surfaces.

– aides digestion and elimination. Bounce in the morning, to allow the gentle force of gravity to promote normal bowel function and to help remedy constipation.

– boosts energy, metabolism and endurance.

– stimulates blood circulation to nourish the heart and every cell in your body, circulates more oxygen to tissues, and stimulates the lymphatic system, circulating the lymph fluids throughout the body, enhancing organ and overall health by efficiently ridding the body of toxins.

– boosts immune health.

– encourages normal blood pressure levels and reduces risk of heart disease.

– increases muscle strength, tone and performance.

– enhances nerve system function and strengthens posture.

– helps the body to efficiently burn carbohydrates, and to reduce body fat, improving your muscle to fat ratio.

– reduces likelihood of premature aging, physically and mentally, by enhancing organ and cellular health, musculoskeletal strength, flexibility, balance and coordination, and sustains mental performance.

How does rebounding compare to treadmill running? Take N.A.S.A.’s word for it!

“Rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”

In a NASA study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, scientists compared running, walking and jogging on a treadmill to jumping on a trampoline and reported these findings: “For similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the bio mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with treadmill running.”

1 comment

1 C { 01.29.14 at 8:49 am }

So, how should we use the trampoline? What methods/activities do you recommend?

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