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The Benefits of Rebounding for 5 minutes




What is rebounding ?….

Research has led some scientists to conclude that jumping on a mini-trampoline is possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by man, especially because of the effect rebounding has on the lymph in the body. It is safe, easy to use, and effective.

The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Contrary to blood which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as ageing. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.

In Systematic Kinesiology we use a system of reflexes that stimulate the flow of lymph to the related muscle and organ. There is twice as much lymph as blood in the body. It is a non-cellular fluid. It permeates the tissue where blood cells that are imprisoned in capillaries cannot go since there are too large. The lymph feeds and cleans the bodies tissues.

Lymph vessels can become clogged with protein deposits or the flow can stagnate or even stop for reasons such as fatigue, stress, infection, emotional shock, lack of physical activity or dehydration. Toxins accumulate, cells are unable to function properly resulting in various metabolic and infectious problems.

All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased “G force” during rebounding. Vertical motion workouts such as rebounding are much different and much more beneficial and efficient than horizontal motion workouts, such as jogging or running.

When you bounce on a rebounder (mini-trampoline), several actions happen:

  • An acceleration action as you bounce upward
  • A split-second weightless pause at the top
  • A deceleration at an increased G-force

Jumping on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system, so it’s a big deal!  These immune cells are responsible for eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active.

Rebounding Safely

Everyone should start with the gentle bounce; let your feet remain with the mat while the body moves up and down. The bounce is sufficient to obtain all the benefits of rebounding while gently strengthening the entire body. It is recommended that you rebound with bare feet so you do not slip. Do not wear tight or constricting clothes. The more jiggling, the more your lymph system is flushing out those toxins!

Start with 5 minutes of rebounding and increase their time as their fitness level improves. Seniors can start with 2 minutes several times per day, with at least 30 minutes between rebounding sessions. Increase your rebounding time gradually.

Inactive seniors find that gently jumping on a mini-trampoline gives them renewed vigor and zest for life. HyperactiReboundingve children are reported to calm down after a few days of rebounding.  Everyone  can do this and people can use the rebound mini-trampoline whenever they have a few minutes during the day.

Just some of the Benefits

  • Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function
  • Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass
  • Helps improve digestion
  • Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.
  • Rebounding in a whole body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.
  • Some sources claim that the unique motion of rebounding can also help support the thyroid and adrenals.
  • Rebounding is fun!

Have you ever looked out the kitchen window and see the kids bouncing on the trampoline and think that looks fun… well it is and it is so good for you. So next time take a few minutes and jump on the trampoline and feel the benefits in your body.

Hear from Des about rebounding in more detail.

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The Health Show Episode #1 with Siobhan Guthrie

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So here’s an idea! What do I need to do to start using all the technology out there? There are so many possibilities now that just didn’t exist 5 or 6 years ago!

Embracing this technology in a new way that is both meaningful and gives you value, but also contributes in a way that helps YOU be healthier!  In easy steps!

I’ve been mulling it over for a few weeks now, and TODAY decided to just start!  We can easily put things off till you’re less busy, have more time, planned it, had my hair done, worried about sound (it’s OK), but I’m a recovering perfectionist that says, getting it DONE is perfection enough.  You know what I mean?

So today was …… drumroll……… Episode No 1.

 

Who know where it’ll go, but, and it’s a big but – it’s the direction that matters.  No doubt there will be some overwhelm but by stretching myself it’s the only way to grow!  Today is 6th September 2016 …. this time next year, we could have 52 episodes done already!!  Eek, did I just commit to one a week? Well, let’s see.  I want to provide you with valuable content, not just for the sake of rolling out another episode.  But for this, I will need your help.  What do YOU want to see?  What health questions do you have?  What’s frustrating you about health?

So in THIS episode, because I’m getting ready a busy five days of teaching from Saturday, I thought I’d share some juicing that I do to help prepare myself for the week ahead.  Juicing gives me loads of energy, increases my stamina, it also helps me feel healthier, because I sleep better, and awake more refreshed.  All ready so that I can be at my best for my lovely group of Diploma Students.

This morning we dove right in with a Facebook LIVE video, (so there was no stopping once I got started right – another way to get things done – make it impossible to stop, haha!) and I shared one of my go-to juice recipes that gets my day off to a great start.

Below the video is the recipe I use.

And if you have a question you’d like an answer to, just ask!

Enjoy 🙂

 

Benefits of juicing:

It’s a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies  – much easier to drink 20 carrots than to eat 20 carrots!            top-view-1248950_1920

You’ll absorb nutrients better with less digestion, as the fibre has been removed

Detoxify Gently and Naturally – giving your digestion a bit of a rest is good for it!

Its a great way to use up surplus vegetables from your garden & fridge

A health digestive system = a strong immune system (80% is in your gut).

They taste great, and if you juice exclusively for a day or two you will start to feel the amazing POWER of juicing.

Here are the ingredients Siobhan used.  (one serving; double the amount for 2 servings)

  • 2 Apples
  • 1/4 Cucumber
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  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/3 Pineapple

Blending –

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Spirulina
  • a few Ice cubes

I am using a masticating juicer in this video.  It gently extracts the juices of fruits and vegetables and leaves the fibre behind.  The slow masticating squeezes every last bit of fluid and nutrients out of your pulp.  The blender then using the nutrient rich juice, blended with the avocado, and spirulina makes a very smooth, rich and tasty drink.

If you wish to keep your juice for later, store in a glass container with an air-tight lid for up to 24 hours.  I tend to store the juice, and only blend with the avocado, ice, and spirulina when ready to drink.

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Enjoy this fabulous, revitalizing refreshment! We did!

I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite juice recipe?