Trampoline for exercise

This Week In The HSI Healthier Talk Community
Ready for some bouncing?

If you don’t like to exercise, or if a condition such as arthritis keeps you from exercising, your problems might be solved with a rebounder; a small trampoline that provides gentle, nearly effortless exercise.

There are several Healthier Talk community forum threads that discuss rebounding. One in particular addresses the benefits for emphysema patients.

Colvan: “I remember reading some research carried out years ago which indicated that by simply placing someone with emphysema on a trampoline which is being bounced gently by another person, the lung capacity of the ill person was increased significantly. The research was as a result of work done by NASA. I have encouraged many people with all sorts of reasons why they cannot exercise to try rebounding and the results that have been reported back to me have been marvelous if not quite astounding.”

Here are a few comments from other rebounding threads.

Jerry: “Rebounding is one of the best exercises there is. Benefits of Rebounding

  • Strengthens muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Firms thighs, legs, hips, and yes, abs too!
  • Helps bones become mineralized, dense and strong
  • Helps develop balance, agility, and coordination
  • Strengthens cardio-pulmonary efficiency
  • Eliminates exercise-induced stress on joints
  • Helps you lose weight by increasing metabolism
  • Increases the heart’s pumping power; improving circulation
  • Increases lymphatic system circulation which cleanses the body
  • Improves immune system function which helps you heal (and) avoid disease
  • Reduces stress, helps you to relax, and helps improve vision!

It’s convenient!”

Marilyn: “I’ve had a Reboundair (I think that’s right) for several months. I also think it’s suppose to be good for cellulite removal by increasing circulation.”

Jerry: “Marilyn, the best way is to do the gentle bounce. Just an up and down motion without your feet leaving the mat. The reason I say this is because it is so easy to do, and when it is easy you will do it every day. Aim for 30 minutes a day. This can be broken down any way you want like 2 x 15 min. or 3 x 10 or whatever you can do.”

Rettakat: “This post is to those who automatically discount rebounding because they have joint/knee pain, and so think this type of exercise would increase their pain: not necessarily so! I have rheumatoid arthritis, and ‘blown knees’, among other things. But the gentle ‘health bounce’ that Jerry recommends does NOT hurt me. If fact, the only thing I have to be careful of is getting on and off. I have the stabilizer bar I hold on to for that, and I feel very safe.”

If you’d like to read more comments on this topic, just type in “rebounding” in the search feature of the HSI Healthier Talk community forums.

Other topics being discussed this week in the Healthier Talk community forums include:

  • Diabetes: Cinnamon and diabetes
  • Stomach Problems/Heartburn: Lactose intolerance
  • Health eLiving: Chelation therapy
  • America’s Country Doctor: Arthritis
  • General Health Topics: Flouridation
  • Memory: Study – exercise and new brain cells