Let’s be honest, who hasn’t watched kids frolic on a trampoline and imagined themselves getting some air time and mastering a back flip? Well, maybe a back flip is best left to the professionals , but rebounders or trampolines are an amazing way to get in your cardio! Not only is it exhilarating, and makes you feel like a kid again, but it’s the perfect answer for anyone who needs a low impact way to workout without the gym. According to a Time Magazine article, rebounding on a trampoline for just 20 minutes is just as effective as running, or biking, and a great alternative for someone who is less than enthusiastic about exercise PLUS you enjoy all of these benefits:
- Weight Loss
- Stress reduction
- Thyroid therapy
- Osteoporosis therapy
- Anti Ageing
Get the endorphin rush of a morning run without hitting the pavement. Many of us have experienced the ever popular, and painful runner’s knee, or spent quality time at the physical therapist’s office nursing a joint strain. Using a rebounder helps to buffer the impact offering a heart thumping, pain free sweat session. Practice everything from knee lifts, to squats all of which help strengthen the calves, and quadriceps to protect the ligaments surrounding the knee joint. Available in most sports supply stores, or online, trampolines are available in a variety of sizes, and priced to suit any budget.
Short on space? If you don’t have the room for gym equipment, mini trampolines or rebounders take up very little real estate in your living room, or bedroom, and are easily stored away in a closet or under the bed. Many are also portable, and a great way to stick with your exercise routine whether you’re staying in a hotel room, or want to squeeze in an impromptu workout while on the road. If you’re afraid of getting bored, set yourself up in front of the TV, or listen to a podcast, and you’d be surprise how quickly time flies when you’re having fun!
The benefits of rebounding are many- a gentle two-minute health bounce frequently throughout the day will increase mental sharpness, focus and attention, strengthen the immune system and work in the physical benefits of exercise . . . and
- Increase oxygenation of the body and increase lung capacity
- Combat depression and stress
- Prevent cardiovascular disease and normalize blood pressure
- Increase activity of red bone marrow and red blood cell count
- Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Improve digestion and elimination
- Improve sleep and mental performance
Germany’s Rebounder system (in our opinion the best on the market for function, safety and durability) offers the ideal fat burning activity for people of all ages, with proven weight loss results that also works to flush the lymphatic system. Numerous studies have shown rebounding exercise to be beneficial for those with chronic inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, to recurrent back issues. Anyone wanting to start a new program should always check with their doctor before they begin, but if you haven’t given the weightless thrill of using a trampoline a try – it’s one of the most motivating ways to stay active. What are you waiting for – let’s rebound!