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Health Benefits of Regular Rebounding

* It aids lymphatic circulation, as well as the flow in the veins of the circulatory system. This reduces the likelihood of cancer, especially breast cancer.
(For more information on the lymph system, by Harvery Diamond, click here.)

* It reduces the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

* It strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.

* It improves balance. It lowers the resting heart rate.

* It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.

* It results in better mental performance, and keener learning processes.

* It improves bodily strength and physical efficiency.

* It affords muscular vigor from increased muscle fiber tone.

* It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

* It allows for better and easier relaxation and sleep.

* It promotes physiological repair.

* It offers relief from neck and back pain, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.

* It enhances digestion and elimination processes.

* It curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.

* It improves coordination through the transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.

* It lightens the heart's load by causing muscles to help move fluids through the body.

* It increases respiration capacity. It establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.

* It tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.

* It lessens the time during which blood pressure remains raised after intense activity.

* It increases the functional activity of red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.

* It stimulates the metabolism. It tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid, increasing its output.

* It expands the body's capacity for fuel storage and endurance.

* It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.

* It tends to slow down unnaturally fast aging.

* It reduces the likelihood of obesity.

* By helping to relax you, it can lead to improved eyesight.


Ten Ways Rebound Exercise Helps You Deal with Stress

1. Makes you feel less anxious - Stress can make you feel anxious, which causes a chemical imbalance. Studies show that people feel less jittery and hyperactive following rebound exercise.

2. Relaxes you - One rebound exercise session generates between 90 and 120 minutes of "relaxation response". This post-exercise euphoria improves your mood and leaves you feeling relaxed.

3. Increases alertness - Studies have shown that when large muscle groups repeatedly contract and relax as in rebounding, the brain receives a signal to release specific neurotransmitters, which in turn make you feel relaxed and more alert.

4. Makes you feel better about yourself - Think about those times when youíve been rebounding regularly. Havenít you felt better about yourself? That feeling of self-worth contributes to greater stress-management.

5. Reduces depression - Some researchers believe rebounding can be more effective than medication for treating depression in some people, especially when combined with improved eating habits.

6. Helps you sleep more restfully - Distress can make it difficult to get a good nightís sleep, but studies show that people who rebound regularly sleep better than those who donít.

7. Increase energy - Distress can leave you tired and weary, because your body is spending excess energy trying to get you back to homeostasis, but even ten minutes on the rebounder can go a long way to upping your energy level. And the old adage is true - the more energy you use, the more you seem to have.

8. Rids the body of distress-causing adrenaline and other hormones - Vigorous activities such as rebound jogging and the strength bounce are particularly effective.

9. Encourages a healthier diet - People who exercise regularly tend to eat more nutritious food. And itís no secret that good nutrition enables your body to be healthier. And the healthier the body, the happier you can be.

10. Helps you take time for yourself - Whether you rebound alone or with a friend, itís important to take time for yourself during stressful periods.

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