Rebound Your Way to Better Health

Rebound Your Way to Better Health

I love rebounding! It makes me feel great, and I truly feel happier and energized. It's no wonder that it has been deemed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as one of the most efficient and effective types of exercise for the entire body. For those of you who are not familiar with rebounding, it is just a fancy way of saying jumping on a mini trampoline. The benefits to this type of exercise are endless as it affects the millions of cells in our bodies. Think about how much fun kids have jumping on the bed. The feeling of weightlessness is so appealing and marks the magic of rebounding.

Our lymphatic system greatly benefits from rebounding, by increased circulation to the millions of one-way valves that transport lymph fluid and nutrients and collect metabolic waste (which I like to refer to as garbage collectors). The fluid always moves in the same direction, running up the legs, arms, and torso. The vertical circulation is dependent on movement and exercise to pump the lymph fluid and open the valves, unlike the blood which has the heart to help pump it through.

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Rebounding gets fluids moving to the lymph system so waste can be properly eliminated through the colon, which enhances cell absorption. Without this movement of lymph fluids, cells are left to stew in their own waste contributing to a more acidic environment and a higher risk for disease. Our immune system is stronger when our body is properly ridding itself of waste. What's more, because of the increased flow in the lymphatic system, the skin becomes tighter and more toned. The tissues are also saturated with oxygen due to increased circulation.

When rebounding or jumping, there are three natural forces at work: gravity, acceleration, and deceleration. This movement provides an increased G-force (gravitational pull) and it feels likes you are catching air! In response to the G-force, each cell in the body gets stronger – not just the muscle cells as is the case when lifting weights. In addition to strengthening the musculoskeletal systems, it increases bone density and lung capacity, and is low impact! Rebounding stimulates all the organs and can really help with a sluggish bowel.

You have a ZERO-impact, cardio fitness trainer and cross trainer all in one. NASA has claimed rebounding as 68% more efficient than jogging. It benefits the lungs and the heart. It has also been found to lower elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It stimulates your metabolism and reduces fat. You even start burning more calories when you're not exercising as it increases your resting metabolic rate. I love what it does to my core and all the muscles in my legs.

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With no strain on joints, is it ideal for senior citizens and people that are physically handicapped. Using the proper trampoline with the right springs and surface mat is key to finding the right level of impact for you, so be sure to research a number of brands before you buy.

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Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Science degree and spent many years in the corporate world. In the mid-90's, ready to pursue a more joy-filled life, Jeanette began working closely with Wayne Gendel (a Hippocrates Health Educator) and Forever Healthy, a company dedicated to natural health products. Over the next 10 years, Jeanette learned more about the healing properties of living foods and decided to incorporate raw food education into her growing natural health practice. This journey included networking with like-minded people and connecting with suppliers of ethically-superior foods and products. She also organized events for David Wolfe, a world-renowned authority on living nutrition. During this time she was also drawn to the ancient healing art of Qi Gong and became an instructor. She experienced dramatic changes in her life and promotes the self healing power of practice and discipline. Jeanette understands the value of lifestyle balance and rhythm, learned through her wellness practices and also raising her son. She brings intelligence, humor, humility and life experience to all of her pursuits -personal and professional. Her vitality, knowledge and passion are now helping many others achieve natural beauty and balance. Through her consulting, events, workshops and blog, Jeanette facilitates self-change and living a natural and more conscious life. Her mission is to spark people to live an abundant life full of energy and vitality.