(Health Secrets) Using a mini-trampoline can be a great part of a wellness or therapeutic program. Rebounding is an excellent way to detoxify because it can get a sluggish lymph system moving.
Getting the best from a mini-trampoline requires a positive attitude on your part. Otherwise using the mini-tramp will seem like playing with a boring child’s toy.
To improve any negative outlook, take the mini-trampoline outside on a beautiful day – a day when the sky is bright blue, or golden and red leaves abound and the air is clear and crisp. Then just start jumping for joy. Suddenly you will realize the full potential of rebounding for improving your health. Let it bounce any stress or sadness away.
Rebounding will improve balance and coordination. Although the bounding on a mini-tramp is low impact, it provides a good cardiovascular workout. The bouncing action quickens your pulse and works several muscle groups at one. Your heart and respiratory system work harder as organs are forced to fight against the earth’s gravitational pull. The mini-tramp can enhance motor skills and help to build bone density. A study published in the Journals of Gerontology found that stroke victims, the elderly, and those who are prone to falls could particularly benefit from the mini-tramp because it can improve posture and gait, aid balance, and help to increase joint position awareness in ankles. A study published in Aviation, Space and Environmental Exercise found that trampoline exercise was a worthy alternative to strength training in reducing neck strain and injury in pilots.
Health benefits of rebounding
Rebounding is a type of plyometric exercise, a category that comes with a host of benefits. Plyometrics tone muscles, improve flexibility, enhance muscle response time, and improve balance and posture.
The human body needs to move for the lymph system to work. The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body, where toxic waste is dumped, such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, and heavy metals. Lymph fluid bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and carrying waste products away. Contrary to blood, which is pumped by the heart, the lymph system has no pumping action and depends on physical exercise to function properly. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients. This situation is a major contributor to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases.
The rebounding motion of the mini-tramp stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, and is beneficial for the intestines. All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased G force during rebounding. Cellular exercise results in immune cells being up to five times more active. Immune cells are responsible for eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells. Rebounding directly strengthens the immune system.
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces body fat and is highly beneficial for diabetes and a host of other diseases. Rebounding provides an aerobic effect for your heat, and gives your body energy when it is tired. Jumping on the mini-tramp along with yoga and deep breathing, is an excellent way to reduce stress. The bounding person enters a trance-like state that provides a wonderful sense of relaxation. Jumping stabilizes the nervous system and helps to maintain a relaxed disposition. The person who rebounds has increased resistance to environmental, physical, and emotional stress.
Since rebounding uses the force of gravity to get it going, it aids weight loss efforts by raising the metabolism and burning a high number of calories. The heart is strengthened and conditioned, and this contributes to the heart’s ability to regulate and beat at a slower rate. As the heart and circulatory system strengthen, cholesterol and triglycerides become normalized, along with blood pressure. Rebounding improves the immune system along with the circulatory and digestive systems.
For the sedentary office worker, the mini-tramp is an easy, efficient way to counteract the daily grind. For individuals who store the day’s stress in their bodies, the mini-tramp allows release though improved circulation and relaxation.
Rebounding is truly a joyful activity that can be done by everyone, either indoors or out. A mini-tramp is readily available at sporting goods stores or those that carry general merchandise, and the cost is minimal. Go ahead and give it a try.
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