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Happy 2014! The start of the new year has millions of Americans at the start of a new plan for getting fit and fine. Whatever your fitness goals for 2014 may be, the best way to start a new plan for health and wellness is to start with a clean slate by detoxing the body. However, detoxing can sometimes have some harsh symptoms that require you to have some downtime. If you want to get the benefits of a detox, but can't afford the downtime – you need to get on the rebound!
Have you heard of rebounding? It is a simple exercise done by bouncing on a trampoline. Rebounding experienced a trending craze about ten years ago. But it has since been lost among the buzz of more contemporary workouts like Zumba classes.
Rebounding is such a simple exercise that it is easy to miss how beneficial it is to the body. It aids in the gentle detoxing of the body by improving digestion and the elimination of cellular wastes. It also increases lymphatic drainage which is an important mechanism for releasing toxins from the body.
What makes rebounding unique from other forms of exercise is that it provides an increased gravitational load (G-force) on the body which gives the body a whole-system workout. It not only strengthens the musculoskeletal system, but strengthens the internal organs as well. According to N.A.S.A., rebounding is one of the best forms of exercise for the human body. In the Journal of Applied Physiology (4915: 881-885), N.A.S.A. stated, “...for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of bio-mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a rebounder trampoline than with running...”.
In addition to the detoxing effects, rebounding has a plethora of other benefits. It offers an outstanding aerobic workout. Research has shown that just twenty minutes of rebounding gives a cardiovascular workout that is equivalent to one hour of running. It has also been shown to increase agility for better balance. It also has been shown to increase endorphin levels for refinement of the nervous system.
Rebounding is a workout that almost anyone can do. The only piece of equipment needed for this great workout is a mini-trampoline. Rebounders modified with balance bars are even available for those who need assistance keeping their balance.
It is suggested to bounce on a rebounder for 20-30 minutes everyday. However, some people have claimed they experienced benefits from doing it for just 10 minutes everyday. If you decide to add rebounding or any other form of exercise to your daily workout routine, consult with your physician beforehand.
Visit the Sevananda Natural Foods Market wellness department for supplements to enhance your rebounding workout. Sevananda Natural Foods Market is located at 467 Moreland Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30307. For healthy beauty tips and tutorials visit the Lilikoi Looks YouTube channel. Also, stay connected with the Sevananda Beauty Watch for support and guidance as you embark on your healthy new year!



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