Getting fit and staying fit with age shouldn't cost you a penny as pretty as you want to look by the end of it. All you really need to buy is one thing: a mini-trampoline. Rebounding on a trampoline may seem too painless to be exercise. However, rebounding tones every part of your body and also rids your body of toxins. Following a rebounder exercise program, you can lose weight, increase your circulation, and decrease stress. Here are a few reasons why rebounding every day will keep the doctor, and those pounds, away.
There's a reason why kids so spontaneously jump on their beds. Consciously, they know it’s fun, and on a subconscious level, their bodies know that rebounding is good for them. The joyful experience of weightlessness translates into a general lightness of mood and decrease in overall stress. Rebounding is called a "no impact" form of exercise because the trampoline distributes the impact that your feet would experience jumping on pavement to the rest of your body, and thus, minimizes the wear and tear that exercise can have on your joints. Unlike jogging, which is so hard on your ankles, knees, and feet that a pair of state-of-the-art shoes are required, rebounding requires only a good trampoline. A typical mini-trampoline is about 3 feet in diameter and 9 inches high, and is easily stored at home. A poor quality trampoline could cause more harm than good to your body. A good, durable trampoline, in its ability to redistribute impact throughout the body, furthers rebounding's cleansing capabilities in the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is in charge of bringing nutrients to, and removing waste from, the cells. Unlike the circulatory system, which has a pump (the heart) to move blood through the body, the lymphatic system relies on physical movement to circulate lymph fluids. Without bodily movement, our organs would sit in their own waste and would be starved of the nutrients needed for functionality and repair. Scientists have found that rebounding is the most efficient exercise for increasing lymph fluid circulation because the gravitational pull that you feel in mid-air pulls the toxins out of your cells and leaves room in the cells for nutrients. Rebounding, with its lymphatic benefits, has also been used to prevent or ameliorate allergies, skin conditions, infections, inflammation, and edema.
Although there are many different rebounder workout programs out there, health and fitness consultants generally agree that rebounding from between 10 to 20 minutes every morning is sufficient for you to see all the health benefits listed above. Consult your physician about starting a rebounder exercise program because every person's body and health condition is different, and thus, calls for different ways of upkeep. The following rebound exercise program was created by fitness consultant Ted Johnson for clients who are beginner rebounders. Start with a "Health Bounce" for 3 to 4 minutes, bouncing straight up and down with both feet planted on the trampoline. Then, for 2 minutes, jog lightly in place while holding on to a stabilizing bar and keeping a straight posture. Next, "flutter" for 25 bounces, meaning, do the health bounce while holding the bar with one hand and extend your other hand straight out to the side. After 25 bounces, switch arms. Do this for 3 sets. Lightly jog in place for 2 minutes, and then cool down by doing the health bounce for 2 minutes to wrap up the daily routine.