Jumping on a trampoline, called rebounding has been shown to be one of the most effective and accessible forms of aerobic exercise. All it requires is the purchase of a small exercise trampoline, available in most sporting goods stores. Those who feel unstable can buy a stabilizer bar that attaches to the trampoline, making it easy to use for almost anyone. There are portable models for those who travel or want to take it to work on a daily basis.

The best way to use it is for a total of 30 to 40 minutes per day. These can be in divided sessions or all at one time. Naturally, a beginner will work up to this amount of time over a period of weeks. The technique involves simple jumping. The construction of the trampoline virtually eliminates the possibility of injury to tissues, joints, or limbs. It is easy to use inside the house or out of doors. You can watch TV, chat on the phone, or visit with the family while you rebound


Rebounding tones your body, reduces fat, increases energy, and, most importantly, stimulates the immune system. The immune system is composed of lymph nodes and lymph channels. Lymph nodes, located throughout the body, but primarily in the groin and upper chest, store toxins until they can be released through the venous system. Toxins reach the lymph nodes through the action of white blood cells and other specialized cells that attack poisons and foreign material in the body. Unlike the blood, which is pumped by the heart, lymph relies on movement and exercise to circulate. That means that stagnation occurs when you exercise too little. However, rebounding has been found to be extremely efficient in moving lymph. Along with this come the added benefits of a toned immune system.

The aerobic quality of the jumping will raise your heartbeat to your target zone quite quickly without your feeling overly tired or stressed. This will allow you to keep rebounding for a longer time than you could sustain another activity such as jogging. It is gentle, effective, easy to do, and quite inexpensive. What are you waiting for?


We talked about the opportunities involved in opening up your other two ways of taking in the world when vision is low. It can be very pleasurable to combine music with movement. This, of course, is done in dancing, and you may find that dance classes or lessons are a good way to begin getting some exercise. But music can be combined with all forms of working out. Fast music goes with aerobics; slow music can accompany yoga postures. Anything from Hawaiian to classical music can be the background to a freeform dance and movement session of your own design. This is one of the richest ways to enjoy your body and movement.

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