“…for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the extent of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a rebounder trampoline than with running, a finding that might help clarify speeding up parameters needed for the design of remedial procedures to avid deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness.”
N.A.S.A., Journal of Applied Physiology 49 (5): 881-887
“The mini trampoline [rebounder] provides a functional form of exercise with a major advantage being its apparent low level of trauma to the musculoskeletal system.”
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1990: 10; 401-408
before I have written about the need for a synergy in achieving optimal health (including fat loss) by maintaining/or building those metabolism furnaces (muscle mass), performing cardio in moderation to effectively move nutrients throughout the body and having supportive nutrition and lifestyle habits.
Here’s a novel way to perform cardio exercise especially for those living in a cold climate and stuck indoors at the moment – Rebounding.
Rebounding involves using a mini-trampoline to jog, twist or step walk on the identify. The benefits of rebounding have been well proven by many professionals in rehabilitation and conditioning.
Dr. James White, director of research and rehabilitation at the University of California, believes it is more effective for fitness and weight loss than jogging or cycling while producing fewer injuries.(3)
Here are 10 reasons to start Rebounding:
1. Stress reduction
Increasing endorphin output has a stabilizing effect on the nervous system by. Increased oxygen flow increases our sense of well being without the toxic side effects of narcotics or anti-depressants.
2. Improved oxygen levels
This leads to an increase in physical and mental efficiency.
Today a good detox is an basic part to any wellbeing program. Rebounding helps clear the lymph glands and loosen the toxins within the subdermal portion of the skin in the body, and finally by perspiration the body can remove toxins including heavy metals and cellular waste.
A superior exercise for those that are immune compromised including cancer and MS. Rebounding increases white blood cell count, providing a greater defense system to destroy cancer.
A single Rebounder can provide years of daily exercise. It is functional for those that are homebound, unable to jog or access a gym.
It is freely portable (folds and fits into its own travel case) and stores neatly out of the way. Great for apartment, home, trailer dwellers or travelers. One can rebound all year round – indoors or outdoors, rain or shine.
Six minutes of rebounding equals one mile of jogging. One can run several miles in place while rehearsing a speech, singing, talking on the phone, watching TV, listening to music, or while jumping outdoors enjoying “helio” or sun therapy.
8.Stimulates neural activity
Medical journalist Dr. Morton Walker notes, when you move and exercise, you include every brain and body cell. Disabled Children exhibiting a poor sense of rhythm, coordination and balance have been shown to assistance by improving the mind/body connection.
Increasing circulation and oxygen flow has a natural analgesic effect on the body.
10.Lowers blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol naturally
By increasing oxygenation and dilating the blood vessels for smoother and easier transport by the circulatory system. (1) (2)
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(1) Bouncing for Health, Scott E. Miners, Well Being Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall 2001, http://www.wellbeingjournal.com
(2) Jumping for Health, Dr. Morton Walker, VE Publishing, 2005.
(3) The Makers Diet, Jordan S. Rubin, Penguin, 2004.