Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

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Getting Back In the Exercise Groove

When was the last time you decided to hit the gym? If you are like most people, it can be hard to revive your regimen, especially if it has been awhile since you worked out. Fortunately, you don't have to let a little downtime make you feel sluggish. I have been super skinny and over the top fat, and I know what it takes to get back to the gym after a long hiatus. My blog details my own journey, so that you can stay motivated to attend those classes, perfect your run, or lift weights until it feels like your arms will fall off.


Your Exercise Routine Should Include A Rebounder

Whether you have a regular exercise routine already or are just getting started, you should consider adding rebounding to it. A rebounder is very similar to a mini-trampoline but has a few differences. Rebounders are smaller than mini-tramps and they are portable. In addition, rebounders were designed for fitness. The mat is made of high-quality materials that allow for more controlled bouncing. Finally, most rebounders have a place where you can place an optional bar to hold while bouncing to keep you from falling. Now that you understand the differences, here are a few reasons why you need to incorporate this activity into your daily life.

Low-Impact Cardiovascular Exercise

Regardless of your fitness level, low-impact cardiovascular activities are beneficial to your health. It gets your blood circulating, improves your blood pressure, helps with weight loss or control, lowers your blood sugar level, and helps you to sleep well. The fact that rebounding is low-pact means it does not put any undue pressure on your joints. This is especially beneficial for people with joint or weight issues.

Increase Bone Density

The low-impact actions of rebounding do put a bit of pressure on the bones. This small amount of pressure can help them to grow stronger. In addition, stronger bones help to improve connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments, making your joints stronger.

Strengthen Your Core

Rebounding strengthens your core along with your legs. A strong core helps you maintain balance and improves your posture. More importantly, because your core is comprised of so many muscles and muscle groups, a strong core leads to better overall body strength. A strong body is better able to withstand disease and injuries. 

Pelvic Floor Strength

A strong pelvic floor is important for women during their child-bearing years as it helps hold the child while pregnant and also allows for an easier delivery. Both men and women benefit from good pelvic floor strength for improved sexual sensitivity and enjoyment. As you age, a strong pelvic floor will reduce incontinence.

Rebounding is an easy-to-do exercise. You can simply jump along at an even pace or choose to go through different speeds and heights as you bounce and listen to music, watch TV, or listen to an audiobook. You choose how you want to do this type of exercise. If you get bored, simply move the rebounder to a different location. You may also look into finding a rebound class in the community to make the exercise more social.