EXERCISE BENEFITS OF MINI TRAMPOLINE
What you eat is the focus of this site and blog, but when you start to live a healthy lifestyle, you have more energy, and you begin to crave exercise! Diet is only 2/3 of the battle, of course. The other 1/3 of your success in being healthy lies in—as that gorgeous actor Matthew McConaughey puts it—“breaking a sweat every day.” (It seems to be working for HIM, right?)
Why do I relegate exercise to only 1/3? Because it doesn’t matter HOW much you exercise if you’re eating three donuts a day, or a pint of Haagen Daz—you’re simply going to gain weight. But people who exercise experience much more than weight control. My personal favorite thing about exercise is the release of endorphins into the bloodstream, which cause elevation of your mood.
When people are struggling with depression (and weight problems usually go with this), obviously I want them to address the whole diet. But my #1 and #2 suggestions are, (1) start working out doing something you like and can fit into your day, and (2) eat a little flaxseed each day.
I’ve read a number of 12 Steppers and GreenSmoothieGirl.com readers say they struggle with getting fit being home with small children, or after having a baby.
You might know that the exercise benefits of mini trampoline jumping (rebounding) is very possibly the best form of exercise you can do. It works every one of the trillion cells in the body, and forces the lymph system to pump, without joint pain like jumping rope causes. It can put you in your target heart rate zone, which strengthens your heart. It relieves stress by stabilizing the nervous system; it helps the lymph system move waste and detoxifies; and it builds muscle. And it’s fun!
Rebounding is an all-in-one isotonic, aerobic, isometric, and calisthenic workout. Dr. James White of UCSD said (as quoted by Dr. Robert O. Young in The pH Miracle for Weight Loss) that “rebounding is more effective for both fitness and weight loss than cycling, running, or jogging . . . with the added advantage of producing dramatically fewer injuries” (p. 158). Young adds that “NASA research determined that rebounding is a 68 percent more effective aerobic exercise than jogging.”
Benefits of Rebounding