If you’re looking for an easy exercise that is also super fun, try rebounding your way into wellness. To get you started, here are 5 health benefits of rebounding over age 40.
When I was a kid, I loved jumping on the trampoline. It was fun, it was exhilarating and it certainly didn’t feel like exercise. While I’m no longer a kid, as a wellness expert, I think exercise should be effective as well as fun. That’s why I bought a rebounder and I think you should too.
Why Should You Buy A Rebounder
Rebounders have tremendous benefits. First off, they’re compact which means that you can use it in any spot in your home, no matter how big or small your home is.
In addition, there is less risk of injury as with trampolines, because there is less bounce.
Lastly, because of the compact nature of rebounders, you use them indoors as well as outside. This makes rebounding a great winter workout.
While rebounding has been around for over 50 years, this exercise has started to gain more momentum among those looking for an exercise that is not only effective but fun! As a matter of fact, NASA even did a study on the benefits of rebounding and confirmed that the benefits can’t be denied.
And if it’s good enough for NASA astronauts, it’s good enough for me and YOU!
But, I’m not going to bore you with all the results of the study here. Specifically, I went through the scientific benefits of rebounding and listed a few key points as well as advantages that people over 40 would find beneficial.
Which Rebounder Should I Buy
If you want to buy a rebounder (and you should), there are a few different price points. You’ll find those clickable options right below. You can also check out my Amazon Shop https://www.amazon.com/shop/thedomesticlifestylist to check out my recommendations.
Now back to the good stuff, if you’re over 40 and want to find a fun and effective way to exercise, here are the health benefits of rebounding that you’ll find most fascinating.
Health Benefits of Rebounding Over 40
1. Easy to Use
Rebounders are great for any fitness level and any age. Whether you’ve been sitting on the couch all your life or are a supreme athlete. The barrier of entry is low, but the benefits are super high. Rebounders even come with a detachable bar that make it super easy to use no matter what your fitness or activity level.
Whether you’re doing a gentle bounce or breaking down in a full body sweat, you will achieve beneficial results.
2. Gentle on Joints
Every exercise is not for everybody. This is especially true for the 40 and over crowd. One of the most noteworthy benefits of rebounding is that it is super easy on joints. This is because unlike other exercises, the rebounder absorbs most of the shock.
As a result, the exercise has even been endorsed by the Arthritis foundation.
3. Builds Strong Bones
One of the many concerns from people over 40 (especially post menopausal women), is the risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis. And while it is well known that weight bearing exercises reduces this risk, many find weight lifting intimidating. Rebounding has been shown to build stronger bones, with less effort, thereby reducing the risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis.
4. Improves Pelvic Floor Muscles
It’s a well known fact that urinary incontinence is a concern for many. This is especially true for those over 40 years of age. The gentle bouncing of the rebounder improves pelvic core strength gradually, hence decreasing urinary incontinence symptoms.
The key is start slow with a low and gentle bounce. Eventually you will experience your symptoms become less cumbersome over time.
5. Slows Down Muscle Atrophy, While Building Strong Muscles
Sarcopenia (loss of muscle and loss of strength in those muscles) is a growing epidemic among those age 40 and over. It’s this loss of muscle strength that is the basis behind the loss of balance, coordination and increase in falls among the aging. Rebounding is not only easy, but accessible no matter where you are in age, fitness or your muscle building journey.
Not only does rebounding build muscle, but it helps to build all the muscles in your body at once and in less time.
Talk about efficient!
I hope that this article opened your mind to some of the health benefits of rebounding. If you’d like to get your own, be sure to check out my Amazon Shop.
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