Do you remember jumping on a trampoline when you were a kid? Do you remember the fun of flying through the air? The happiness and the joy? Imagine you could have that now as an adult.
Rebounding is a form of exercise that involves jumping up and down on a mini trampoline. This is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, and can help you increase your metabolism, burn calories, build stamina and endurance. This is also a great exercise to help lose weight and lower stress. Rebounding, or mini trampolining, is a low-impact exercise that puts less stress on your joints than running, jogging or even walking. A mini trampoline is also very easy to set up, and rebounding can be done in your garage, backyard, bedroom or your office.
Lymphatic System Benefits
The lymphatic system is essential for transporting nutrients to cells. It also pumps blood from the heart to the all of the body’s organs. A healthy lymphatic system will seamlessly do this job, with no problem. According to WellJournal.com, rebounding is a great form of exercise to increase the blood flow and improve the circulation of fluids throughout the entire body. This helps the body to eliminate toxins and wastes. The process works by lymph vessels the body carrying fluids up and down the legs, arms and torso. So, not only does your heart pump more efficiently with any exercise, the mini trampoline’s movement of jumping up and down vertically further increases the lymphatic fluid’s pumping throughout the body, especially the legs and arms.
By increasing your metabolism and burning more calories, you’ll lose extra body weight. Rebounding, with it’s constant movement and ability to get your heart rate up, is a great way to burn calories. By exercising regularly people are likely to prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and high Cholesterol.
Other Physical Benefits
Rebounding is a great way to strengthen your body, tone your muscles and increase your stamina. Certain exercises can work your abdominal muscles, glute muscles, hamstrings, quads and even your back. Other benefits to exercising on the mini trampoline include:
- Strengthening the heart: The heart is strengthened every time you increase your heart rate by exercising. As your body gets used to exercise, your heart will beat at a slower rate-which helps keep triglyceride levels low and blood pressure level low.
- Increasing balance, coordination and reaction time. According to extremehealthradio.com , rebounding helps to put your “physiology in a kinesthetic state of learning and reacting.”
- Immune system: the immune system will be improved because the body is ridding itself of toxins and waste, which contribute to illness.
- Circulatory systems: the circulatory system is much improved by exercising on the trampoline because the blood will be continuously pumping throughout the body, and circulating fresh blood on a regular basis.
- Digestive system: the digestive system will improve because the more exercise you get, the more likely you are to increase your metabolism. When you have a higher metabolism, you’re able to get full and satisfied with a smaller meal. Smaller meals throughout the day are much healthier than the traditional three large meals that many people eat.
Jumping on a mini trampoline will also increase your mood, and raise your energy level. You can’t help but have fun when jumping up and down on a trampoline. Having fun can increase your mood and energy level, thereby helping you in all aspects of your life-from work to relationships.
It is quite hard to feel melancholy when jumping up and down or doing tricks on a mini trampoline. Everyone needs to have fun and let loose sometimes. Since mini trampolines can be placed virtually anywhere, it’s a great way to let loose in the privacy of your own home.
Stress is one the number one reasons that people get sick. Whether it is job stress, family stress or financial stress-exercise is one of the easiest stress relievers. The mini trampoline is cheap, easy to use and there is no need for any training. As BayouFitness.com points out, stress is easily relieved by one quick ten-minute jumping session, at home or the office. For this reason, rebounding is a great low cost stress-reliever.
Do you sometimes find you don’t know what to say when tapping
? If you are new to tapping ( FasterEFT
/EFT ) or have been tapping for some time, you’ve probably seen some awesome practitioners do some amazing things, and help others clear their issues, traumas, and anything else that’s bothering them. You may have even tried to tap on yourself. But when you start getting to the root of your problem, you find you just don’t know what to say. Something I frequently hear from clients in our follow up sessions is that they don’t know what to say while tapping. Believe it or not, there’s a tool in your toolbox, you may have been overlooking: your journal.
“Not only does plan B seem like mental sabotage but also a commitment cop out on plan A.” ~ Tonya Kay
I was recently reading a blog post by Tonya Kay. She is a burlesque dancer, performer, and raw food vegan. She lives out loud, and is an inspiration. In her blog post Faith Over Fear – No Plan B she talks about never having had a Plan B. And that to her, making a backup plan is like planning for failure.
I couldn’t disagree more.
This post is a little bit outside the normal topics I write about, however, this page is torn out of my personal annals of learning, and because of it’s personal relevance, I thought I’d go ahead and share.
Welcome to this Public Service Announcement (PSA) : Tea Tree Oils and Dogs.
Kessie, our Fluffy
For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about the benefits of Tea Tree Oil. Search the pages of Google and you can find Tea Tree oil used for acne, fungal infections, vaginal infections, dandruff, and a host of other maladies. Of course, you can find a lot of information and ‘proof’ that it doesn’t really work for much of anything. So, as with most things, your mileage may vary. I, myself, have used it on minor cuts and scrapes as an antibacterial and pain relieving agent and found it to be useful.
Green juices and smoothies are all the rage right now. Green juice and smoothie bars are popping up everywhere. And thank to the boom, there are even recipe books dedicated to juicing. While vegetable juice is nothing new, V8 has been around for years; green juicing uses large quantities of leafy green veggies like kale, spinach, chard and broccoli. The other main difference between fresh green juice and store bought vegetable drinks is the technique – cold-pressing, where the juice is extracted by a method of crushing and pressing. Fresh juices aren’t pasteurized like even the Bolthouse Farms and Naked brands.
Have you ever struggled with what to feed your family for dinner? Have you stood in front of the pantry, head cocked to the side, at 6:30 pm trying to figure out what you can make with peanut butter and tuna fish? You may be in this situation right now. Are you, even now, reading this post in an effort to avoid going into the kitchen, opening up the fridge, and trying to put something edible on the table?
“What’s for dinner? I’m starving to death! When are we eating?”
Would you believe even now, with lives becoming more and more hectic and schedules getting more and more busy, that there are still some people who don’t make meal plans? But before you think that I am judging you and your situation, realize the unfortunate truth – that a majority of Americans are in this same boat.
“But, I don’t have the time.”
Ask any weight loss expert or health coach, entrepreneur, organizational guru, or personal growth expert and they will tell you that meal planning is absolutely essential. Not only will you will order viagra us save money by not eating out, but when you make it a habit to plan meals, you will get more efficient at grocery shopping by the simple virtue of having a list of everything you need before you go the supermarket or grocery. No more wandering down the aisles searching for what looks good. The average family can save up to $60 a week by cooking at home. You’ll also be making healthier meals (unless you’re buying box food at the store), and you’ll know exactly what you’re putting into your family’s bodies. You will save time in the evenings because you will have taken all the guess work out of dinner.
Meaning, meal planning is a fundamental key to budgeting, time saving, and cuts down on hectic decision making at 6:30 pm when you’re already starving.
With all these benefits, how could you not MAKE the time?
When it comes to dinner time, you need a plan. And making a plan doesn’t have to be difficult. Although, by the number of websites out there designed around creating made-for-you meal plans, you might think it was rocket science. =O
Here’s the thing. There’s no need in putting things on your meal plan or on your grocery list that you aren’t going to eat. Don’t put salad on the list for lunch, if you don’t like salad, go out to lunch more often than not, or don’t have a refrigerator at work. If you do that, you’ll be planning to fail. There are no rules here, only guidelines. Work with what you’ve got!
So take a few minutes while you are waiting for little Johnny to get out of Kung Fu class and ask yourself these question:
- What are the kinds of things that you and your family like to eat? Even if the first two things you think of are pizza and hamburgers, this is a start.
- What veggies do they like? If they don’t like any – what veggies are you likely to be able to sneak in? Veggies can be hidden in soups and smoothies, and even breads and muffins (carrot cake? zucchini bread?)
- Are there recipes that you particularly like to make? For example, I love chili. I probably make a batch once a week. And before you ask if I get bored with it, No, I don’t. Because it’s never the same. Each week, each batch tastes different because I vary the ingredients based on what I have on hand, and what’s on sale.
- Are there recipes that you can make in larger batches and eat multiple times during the week? Or incorporate leftovers into a whole new meal? When I make chili, I make enough for three full meals worth. Some I store in the freezer, but it’s an easy meal to take for lunch, or to reheat quickly. Other meals, like stirfrys leftovers, can quickly be transformed into frittatas that can be eaten as dinner, or saved for brunch on the weekend.
- Are there specific nights of the week that are more hectic than others? In my house, we have chore night. On chore night, I don’t have extra time to spend in the kitchen. So chore night is almost automatically a ‘reheat’ night.
- Are there any recipes that you know or would like to try that are super-quick and could be pulled out at the last minute?
Gather all these bits and pieces up and you have the beginnings of your weekly (or bi-weekly, or monthly) meal plan. Start with foundational meals and recipes and build around them. Work with your leftovers. Plan ahead. The key here is preparation. If you aren’t willing to plan out the whole week yet, start with just a couple of days at a time. And you’re not going to get it right the first time. So, don’t sweat it. There is no failure, only feedback.
And before you make your next meal plan, take a minute to reflect on what worked and what didn’t. Did they like that new recipe? Could you have made a bit more or a bit less of something? Did you try something new?
Baby steps. Love yourself. Love the process. It’s about the journey.
I’ve put together these simple pages that I use each week to plan my meals as well as make my grocery list. And before you ask me why I still make paper lists, I’ll tell you that I’ve been in several grocery stores where I have lost my signal, and not been able to get to my online grocery list. Never go by what you remember…. it’s an exercise in frustrations and futility. Anyway, I thought I would share this with you Firebirds in the hopes that it might be helpful for you.
Let me know in the comments what you think.