How To Use A Mini Trampoline
Or Rebounder

The mini trampoline or rebounder - also known as an exercise trampoline - is a great way to exercise in the comfort of your own home. It's small enough to store under a bed or upright in a closet or garage, and it's light enough that you'll have no problem moving it whenever you want to use it.

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Here are some of the benefits health experts associate with using a mini trampoline or rebounder on a regular basis:
  1. It's An Effective Form Of Aerobic Exercise
    Rebounding is a great form of aerobic exercise, which is defined as increasing the heart rate and circulating more oxygen throughout the body. Some longevity experts claim regular aerobic exercise can extend your lifespan by 10-12 years.

  2. It's More Effective Than Jogging
    You can use a rebounder in place of a walk or other forms of outdoor exercise, especially on days when the weather is poor or you just don't feel like facing the outside world. Many health professionals believe that 6-8 minutes on a mini trampoline is equivalent to jogging 1 mile.

  3. It Improves The Cardio-Vascular System
    Regular exercise on a mini trampoline improves the heart, lungs and blood vessels because the body is better able to utilize oxygen.

    Another benefit is that blood vessels become more flexible, and are therefore less likely to accumulate fatty deposits, particularly cholesterol.

    And because the blood vessels are toned through exercising on a mini trampoline, people can experience lower blood pressure.

  4. It Protects The Skeletal System
    Using a rebounder is easier on the bones and tendons than running or jogging on hard ground or concrete. There's a school of thought that believes many of today's problems with damaged joints are a direct result of the popularity of jogging in the 1970s and 80s.

  5. It Protects The Muscles And Joints
    Walking or jumping on the flexible base of the trampoline causes less stress on the muscles, ligaments and organs. One study comparing jogging on a regular surface to jogging on a rebounder concluded that the stress on the body's joints was relieved by 85% when using the rebounder.

  6. It Improves Your State Of Mind
    Like any exercise, jogging for 10 minutes on a mini trampoline or rebounder can help alleviate anxiety and depression.

    By relaxing tense muscles, it promotes the release of stress on a physiological level.

  7. It Promotes Healing
    Regular use can increase your oxygen intake, resulting in faster healing and rebuilding of damaged cells, muscle and other parts of the body.

  8. It Promotes Waste Elimination
    By increasing your circulation, exercising on the rebounder can improve your body's ability to eliminate waste.

  9. It Improves Overall Body Function
    Using a mini trampoline stimulates your lymphatic system (another waste removal system), your digestive system (both assimilation and elimination), your metabolism, and your endocrine systems (or glands).

  10. It Improves Muscle Tone
    Regular use of a mini trampoline or rebounder will tone and tighten your muscles.

  11. It Helps Control Your Weight
    Daily use of a mini trampoline, in additional to a sensible diet, will help normalize your body weight.

  12. It Slows Down The Aging Process
    The cumulative effect of all these benefits is to remove a variety of stresses from the body, thereby slowing the aging process.
All this in two 10-minute sessions a day!

Tips To Make Using The Mini Trampoline More Fun
  • Wear comfortable clothes, and an exercise bra if you're female.

  • Keep a clock within range so you can time yourself.

  • Play a recording of your favorite uptempo music while you exercise.

  • Listen to your favorite motivational teachers, but make sure they're not slow tempo relaxation recordings. Speakers like Tony Robbins work well.

  • In good weather, place your mini trampoline outside on your back deck or on a level piece of lawn. Listening to birds and looking at natural surroundings can add to the experience.
A mini trampoline is a very inexpensive piece of exercise equipment. If you get into the habit of using it regularly, you may find that exercise is no longer a chore but actually an enjoyable part of your day.

It's important that you consult with a qualified health professional before embarking on any new dietary or exercise regimen.

Gathering information online is fine for research purposes, but you need a real live professional to monitor your progress if you attempt to make drastic changes to your lifestyle. Unless you're a health professional yourself, you aren't equipped to objectively observe your body's responses to a new diet or exercise program. So whatever your chosen course of action, please be sure you enlist the support of a qualified professional.

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