Getting exercise is very important on so many levels. It helps to keep the blood circulating, oxygenate the body, stay fit and trim and keeping your muscles strong. However, if you are like me, you don’t always feel like exercising.
Many doctors will tell you the very best exercise you can do is take a walk. Taking a walk is really the easiest form of exercise and yet has great benefit. But when the weather is too hot, too cold, too snowy or rainy, you may not feel motivated to go outdoors and walk.
Since I am a Goldilocks exerciser, I like the weather to be “just right.” I don’t like it too hot or too cold and I live in Arizona. The answer to staying in shape for me is my rebounder.
According to my “health – activity” application on my iPhone, fifteen minutes of rebounding is equal to walking or running 1.4 miles. I’ve read many studies that say rebounding is better then running or walking in physical benefits. It is great for the lymphatic system, great for strengthening your muscles and detoxifying your body.
According to Dr. Axe, rebounding is:
- Easy on the Joints
- Strengthens Cells and Improves Cardiovascular Development
- Improves Immune System Function Due to Lymph Flow
- Helps with Balance
- Builds Physical Strength, Muscular Development and Proprioception for Athletes
I rebound for fifteen minutes every morning, six days a week and it keeps me fit and able to keep up with my hiking buddy on the weekends. He hikes an average of 20 miles a week.
Not all rebounders are created equal however. I tried rebounding many times on cheap Walmart or Big Five Rebounders and just couldn’t get into it. Several years ago I invested in a JumpSport Fitness Trampoline and noticed a world of difference. It was the best fitness investment I ever made.
I went to a friends house who picked up a cheap rebounder at a garage sale and I jumped on it for about thirty seconds and noticed a huge difference in the impact. It felt hard, like jumping on the ground.
My jumpSport has a lot of give and I really love it. I’m not selling these things so this is not an advertisement. It is just me telling the truth about my experience. If you are going to take up rebounding, invest in a good quality, more expensive rebounder. I paid about $250.00 for mine. You can get them for the same price here on Amazon.
I still go for walks and still hike but rebounding is my constant, daily commitment. I’ve been doing this for years and it really is a great way to stay in shape.