A few weeks ago I went to hear a lecture by Lorna Vanderhaeghe. Her company manufactures supplements and vitamin products. Her lecture was very interesting and was listened by about 200 women and a few men in the audience. She spoke on a number of health issues including exercising and making time in your day to exercise. One way that Lorna exercises is by rebounding on her mini trampoline for 30 minutes a day while watching the evening news on her television. She made the exercise sound fun.
I shared the contents of the lecture with friends including the rebounding exercise. One friend was familiar with rebounding and its benefits as she likes to exercise on her family's backyard trampoline. I did some research on rebounding and found out a number of interesting facts. Rebounding or bouncing is great for your lymphatic system, is a good cardio exercise, much easier on your joints than doing these exercises on a hard surface, good for your mobility and balance, burns calories and is fun.
It didn't take long to convince me that bouncing on a mini trampoline or rebounder would be an exercise that I could benefit from. The mini trampoline can be used anywhere in the house as it is not a large piece of exercise equipment. I purchased a 42 inch mini trampoline and both myself and the DH are using it. There are many videos on You Tube which describe different exercises you can do. The exercises I have been doing include running (on the spot of course), skipping (but without the actually rope), jumping jacks, bouncing from side to side and doing quarter turns, and generally having fun. I feel like a kid again and just having some fun bouncing around.