Using Mini-trampolines or Rebounders Is a
Great Fantastic Way to Exercise
One of my colleagues in the nutrition field is David Getoff, a naturopath in San Diego California. "David," I once asked, "What's the best form of exercise for people you've found... taking into account the results, the fact people don't want to exercise, what's good for you, etc.?"
David answered, "You won't believe this. I once was at a health fair and saw this
really trim muscular guy in great shape bouncing up and down on a rebounder (a mini-trampolene). I asked him how he got so fit. His answer - the rebounder."
"No," I said to him, "really how did you get all those muscles?" The guy said, "God's honest truth, just bouncing up and down a few minutes a day on the rebounder did this for me. I didn't have any muscles before I started using this. It exercises all your muscles."
Impossible? Not at all.
You've probably seen these portable mini-trampolines that people have in their houses or carry on vacation. Those are "rebounders." A really good one is the U.S. made Needak Rebounder, either the ½ fold or non-fold, which you can find on the web. You can buy one through RebounderExercise.com .
If you just bounce up and down on an indoor rebounder it's a great way to get a cardiovascular workout, and it's great for your lymphatic system, too. Bouncing up and down will stimulate the detoxification of all your cells, which is something very few other forms of exercise can do.
Yes, you take herbs to detoxify your body but that's a chemical detoxification process whereas now we're into actual physical detoxification - shaking free the poisons - because of shaking. Yoga accomplishes this through stretching, but now we're into some fun shaking routines.
Buying an indoor trampoline is much less expensive than a treadmill which will probably tire you out if you bothered to religiously use it. Most people I see using the treadmill at the gym don't even use it correctly, and yet mistakenly believe it's providing them with sufficient exercise when all they are doing is walking.
I'm not going to go into this further other than to say that to me, the rebounder is a better form of exercise. Of course, you have to be careful bouncing up and down on it so that you don't jump off and hurt yourself.
A rebounder is also small enough that you can set it up and stick it in front of the TV and just bounce on it for a couple minutes a day to reap the benefits of shaking all the cells of your body. That will energize them and loosen your muscles as well. The benefits are amazing.
Remember that woman at the doctor's office? She told me she went down three waist sizes just by bouncing up and down on a rebounder while watching TV!
You can even buy videos with exercise routines for rebounders so that you can watch them while jumping up and down and it doesn't seem so boring. Everyone remembers the time they were kids and wanted to bounce up and down, so here's your chance to do it for fun and with purpose.
Since it's small enough, you can even take a rebounder with you on trips in a car or plane. With a rebounder you also don't need to exercise for twenty minutes three times a week at your target heart rate to get great benefits, because just a few minutes a couple times a week will do it.
All forms of exercise have a specific purpose. Maybe the purpose of some specific exercise might be to increase your heart rate (cardiovascular routines), or build specific muscles (as in weight training), but the rebounder has the ability to work on all the muscles and cells in your body.
No other exercise can do that.
Using a mini-trampoline is only considered a low level of trauma to the musculoskeletal system as well, unlike running, so it's not likely to hurt you at all.
At least that's the word from research done by NASA.
Yep … NASA!
When you are bouncing up and down on a rebounder, that mini-trampoline exercise lets you exercise every cell of your body through the factor of whole body vibration … so it gets you activating and jostling muscle groups that would never get exercised otherwise.
That's great exercise!
Swimming cannot even do that. In fact, NASA has determined that "the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running."
NASA also reported that oxygen intake while trampolining was about 68% greater than with running, too. Remember, you want your cells bathed in oxygen for healing, rejuvenation and anti-aging. Some people even sit inside oxygen chambers to get that refreshing feeling.
I don't know if you are keen on trying something as non-traditional as the mini-trampoline (all this stuff is "unorthodox" until everyone starts doing it), but you should know that it's one of the easiest and best ways to stay in shape that offers the most benefits for the least efforts or dollars, and this is one of the secrets to beauty and great health.
You simply bounce up and down and look better!
Just one of the topics in Meditation for Beautiful Skin.
Check out the rebounders for getting into shape and weight loss. I just couldn't believe it when that woman told me she lost three waist sizes!