How To Use A Mini Trampoline
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.
Here are some of the benefits health experts associate with using a mini trampoline or rebounder on
a regular basis:
All this in two 10-minute sessions a day!
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- It Promotes Waste Elimination
By increasing your circulation, exercising on the rebounder can improve your body's ability to
- 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).
- It Improves Muscle Tone
Regular use of a mini trampoline or rebounder will tone and tighten your muscles.
- It Helps Control Your Weight
Daily use of a mini trampoline, in additional to a sensible diet, will help normalize your body
- 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.
Tips To Make Using The Mini Trampoline More Fun
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.
- 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
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
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