Rebounding for Weight Loss and Fitness

As the weight literally falls away on the Ratchet Diet, the dieter starts to look beyond just getting to their ideal weight and wants to ensure that they will be fit as well as slim. There is no point in just being slim but being unhealthy with poor muscle tone and no energy. An earlier post recommended skipping as a great way to get fit and to stay that way for very little cost. But some of the emails I got after that article have said that for the “larger person” skipping might be a bit of a challenge.

For someone who is obese or even for a large framed person who is merely overweight, many of the weight bearing exercises are fraught with risk. A person who is extremely overweight is already putting massive stress on their joints just walking around. Too much shock on their joints could see them in surgery getting their kneecaps wrenched out to be replaced with fake ones, or having their hips replaced.

As you would be aware by now, here at The Ratchet Diet, we hate and fear surgery and will do anything within our power to avoid having it.

So what is a good exercise that can give you a good aerobic workout, help to keep the body toned and maybe even burn off a few calories without having your bones and joints crumble into powder?

That exercise is rebounding.

Some  scientists have concluded that jumping on a rebounder or trampoline is possibly  the most effective exercise yet devised by man.

The rebounder of a trampoline subjects the body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 – 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding.   And it is much better for you than jogging on the road, because instead of putting all the stress on key joints like ankles and knees, rebounding spreads the load so that all joints and cells in the body are getting equal benefit.

Here are just some of the benefits of rebounding:

  • Improves coordination throughout the body.
  • Increases the capacity for breathing.
  • Circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
  • Helps combat depression.
  • Helps normalize your blood pressure.
  • Helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • Increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
  • Aids lymphatic circulation, as well as blood flow in the veins of the circulatory system.
  • Lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Stimulates the metabolism, thereby reducing the likelihood of obesity.
  • Lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
  • Improves coordination throughout the body.
  • Promotes increased muscle fiber tone.
  • Offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
  • Enhances digestion and elimination processes.
  • Helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio. Rebound Exercise benefits you by giving you more control over these.
  • Benefits lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system. This benefits the body’s immune capacity for fighting current disease, destroying cancer cells, eliminating antigens and preventing future illness.
  • Circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
  • Establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
  • Increases capacity for respiration.
  • Will help to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
  • It lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity
  • Allows for easier relaxation and sleep.
  • Gives a better mental performance, with sharper learning processes.
  • Relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
  • Minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
  • Slows down aging.

Yes, rebounding is a hard exercise to beat.  In addition to the points above, rebounding will reduce your body fat, it will firm your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips, it will increase your agility and your sense of balance.

By incorporating rebounding into your regime you will strengthen your muscles, exercise your heart and generally put  you in an excellent state of health and fitness

And the prices is right! You can pickup a new Rebounder or Mini Trampoline from your local store for not much more than a hundred dollars. But a word of warning! If you are on the heavy side, read the small print to find out the weight rating for the device. If you are super-large, rebounding may not be for you at this stage of your weight loss journey.  If that is the case, just be patient and use that as another motivator to get the weight off ASAP so that you can get started on your fitness training.

But first lets hear from Dr Hans as he describes the many benefits of Rebounding:

Benefits of Rebounding – Interview with Dr. Hans Gruenn

Dr. James Rota interviews Dr. Hans Gruenn of the Longevity Medical Center in Los Angeles on the health benefits of Rebound Exercise.

And, before you get started, take time out to watch the following videos that will give you a better idea how and why you should get started on your rebounding program:

Rebounding: Why its so good for you, and how it helps to detoxify / move lymph

Girls jumping on trampolines

Speedworld Trampoline Girls





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