Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Workout Wednesday: Jump Your Way to Better Health

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the lymphatic system and the importance of keeping it clean and moving. One of the things I mentioned was jumping on a trampoline.  Small trampolines (or rebounders) are reasonably priced, easy to store and provide exercise that is safe and fairly easy. While you can certainly raise your heart rate on these little devices and give yourself a great cardiovascular workout, there are numerous benefits to rebounding, even if you only do it for a few minutes several times a day.

Research shows that your body is in a state of weightlessness (zero gravity) right at the top of the bounce.  Then when you hit the trampoline, the gravitational pull is up to three times that of gravity.  The zero gravity effect appears to strengthen the immune system and slow aging.  The gravitational pull has all the benefits of jogging and other high impact sports without the risks of damaging the joints and ligaments.  Some proponents and researchers even claim that it's the only form of exercise that affects every cell in the body.

As I mentioned in a previous blog, rebounding gets the lymph moving which can accelerate detoxification in the organs and cells.  Every bodily fluid moves when jumping, so the immune system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, and the digestive tract are all stimulated and boosted.  It also can reduce body fat, strengthen the heart and help fight against diseases like diabetes.

Ironically, one of the best exercises you can do is also one of the easiest.  Rebounding is something that anyone can do, even children and the elderly.  For people who have severe pain, especially in the joints, light jumping can help strengthen the muscles over time without heavy impact.  Many people enjoy watching a movie or listening to music while they rebound.

If you have had challenges with finding an exercise that is easy yet effective, I highly recommend looking into getting a rebounder.  They can really enhance your health.  Be healthy!

Mystic Merman

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