I’m going to give you some clues to a life-altering health discovery. See if you can come up with the answer without reading ahead.
1 – What did Bob Hope, Jack LaLanne, and Ronald Reagan have in common?
2 – What exercise is two times more efficient than a treadmill?
3 – Experts rate this as the most effective exercise ever devised by man.
4 – It exercises and strengthens every muscle, joint, and cell in the body simultaneously.
5 – It improves circulation, respiration, coordination, elimination, and digestion while diminishing stress.
6 – Enthusiastic participants say it cures everything from cancer to constipation.
Do you know yet?
7 – You can do this activity almost anywhere, anytime, and in any weather, even while watching television or babysitting.
8 – It is low impact so it won’t hurt your joints, low skill so you don’t need to be an athlete, and low cost so you don’t have to be rich.
9 – This activity increases the effectiveness of exercises like jumping jacks, jumping rope, running, and dancing.
10- Last of all, it’s fun!
The answer for this life altering activity is rebounding! You know, bouncing up and down on a trampoline, mini-tramp, or rebounder. They can be as large as 15 feet or as small as 3. Why does it work so well? It takes advantage of gravity and the acceleration-deceleration principle. When you are the bottom of a bounce every cell in the body is under up to four times gravity (4 Gs) and then at the top of each bounce you are weightless (0 Gs). So within a 1-2 second time frame the body goes from 4Gs to 0Gs over and over again. So, for instance, a jumping jack on the rebounder is multiplied by the acceleration-deceleration factor into something 2 to 3 times more effective than regular jumping jacks.
To maximize the benefit, rebounding exercises should be performed a minimum of 3 times per week for at least 20 minutes. To be in great condition, one could do 5-6 rebound sessions per week for 40 minutes. And this could all be done at midnight while wearing your old underwear in a driving snow storm and watching your favorite program on television. You can let that expensive gym membership lapse.
Noted exercise expert James White, PhD, stated, “Rebounding is the closest thing to the fountain of youth that science has found.” So what are you waiting for? Get jumping!Learn more about Dr. Steve Weston