Jump, jump, jump for joy! Jump for natural health! Jump for long life and strong bones. Jumping and other weight-bearing exercises will help you to preserve your bones and avoid osteoporosis. Keeping still and sedentary promotes bone and muscle loss, while using your muscles builds new bones. Rebounding, on a mini-trampoline, is the antidote to bone loss and the way to avoid breaking bones due to falls, and it’s the easy way to build muscle.
Mini-trampolines, also known as Rebounders, are great for year-round exercise. Set up a mini-tramp in front of the TV and you can justify watching daytime TV, cause you’re not really watching that soap opera, you’re exercising your heart! You’re exercising your lungs and your lymphatic system. You’re exercising your spine. All in one easy exercise – jump – up and down and up and down.
The benefits of rebounding are many. Rebounding not only works on the bones to reduce age-related degenerative diseases, it also helps to increase your breathing capacity and circulate more oxygen throughout your entire body. Rebounding stimulates the production of red blood cells and improves the lymphatic system, thereby helping to increase blood flow to the veins. Improving the lymph systems also improves the whole immune system, thereby leading to less illness like colds and allergies.
Any kind of exercise will improve your chances to lose weight, and jumping stimulates metabolism which leads to even more weight loss. It stimulates the glands, especially the thyroid, which can lead to increased weight loss. While you’re losing weight by jumping, you’ll also be lowering your bad cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising your good cholesterol levels. Rebounding aids digestion and improves the elimination process, another way to lose weight! For more info on getting a jump start on a weight loss programs, see previous post – J is for Jump Start your Wellness.
By improving muscle tone and building strong bones, rebounding relieves aches and pains in the neck and lower back, especially caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise can improve your mood, help you sleep and relax, reduce fatigue and menstrual discomfort in women.
If all of this hasn’t gotten you up off the chair and jumping up and down already – well, know that rebounding can keep you young! And it’s so much fun you’ll want to do it every day. And exercising every day will make you happy and joyful and naturally healthy and naturally beautiful! So go ahead and jump for joy!