Thursday, June 25, 2015


Funny title, huh?  Those of you who are really into "natural living", health and fitness probably know what I will be talking about here in this post.  Otherwise, you may think this post will be about snagging the basketball after your opponent shoots a basket and fails.  Or, you may even be thinking of "rebounding" in terms of relationships.  Ha!  If that is the case, you may be surprised that I am going to talk about jumping on a trampoline. 

Rebounding, or jumping on a trampoline is SO GOOD for your health.  You know how ecstatic I was when I found out about just how awesome it is for your body?   This was just another reason I could use when trying to convince my husband that we "needed" one.  I mean, I am trying to prevent cancer recurrence, remember?   ;-)  One of the best benefits of rebounding is its amazing effects of detoxification and improving one's immune system.  This is crucial to my preventing recurrence.  Here is just a little about what says about rebounding's benefits:

"The rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid and the aqueous fluid within the eyes (many people claim improved eyesight), and does wonders for the intestines. Many immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled by amoebic action. These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased G-force during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to five times more active. The job description of these cells includes eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active. This exercise directly strengthens the immune system.

Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; and improves your sense of balance. Rebounding strengthens your muscles overall, provides an aerobic effect for your heart, rejuvenates your body when it’s tired, and generally puts you in a state of health and fitness.

Jumping on a rebounder is remarkably gentle on the joints. There’s no solid ground to suddenly stop the bouncing of your feet. Your movements are perfectly safe, and they make the effect of gravity beneficial.
Some benefits of rebounding include:

• 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for cardiovascular workout
• Easy on the bones and joints (when using a therapeutic rebounder)
• Rebounding strengthens the heart muscle
• Profound body detoxification is possible

By working against constant gravitational pressure while bouncing, you resist Earth’s pull. Your resistance is subtle, but it builds cellular strength. Rebounding’s alternating weightlessness and double gravity produce a pumping action that pulls out waste products from the cells and forces into them oxygen and nutrition from the bloodstream."

You can read even more by googling "rebounding benefits".  You will find countless articles and research about its awesomeness.  Anyways--when we moved to our home, we sold our old playset.  We had planned on purchasing a playset for the kids when we got to our home.  However, we ended up acquiring one for free from someone who was looking to get rid of theirs.  So, I have been campaigning for a trampoline for quite some time.  I finally convinced Drew that it would be a great fit for our family.  So, during the weekend where we had 15 visitors to our home, we used the money we had set aside for the playset, bought a trampoline and assembled it.  We figured it would be additional entertainment for all the kiddos that were there. Also, I agreed that it could be my birthday present (which is coming up in July).  So, there you have it.  That is the story of how a trampoline became part of our family.  :-)

And, here is some of the fun the kids are having while detoxing and improving their immune systems-ha!

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