Rebounding For Seniors- All the benefits of exercise without the stress
Using a mini-trampoline (or rebounder) is one of the best forms of exercise for seniors known today. Rebounding on a mini-trampoline is a low-impact form of exercise that provides all of the healthful benefits of traditional exercise, but without the stress on joints and muscles that can sometimes make traditional exercising uncomfortable.
As The American Heart Association observes: “In general, people become less physically active as they get older. Nearly 40 percent of people over the age of 55 report no leisure-time physical activity. The older people become, the more they need regular exercise. It helps prevent bone loss (reducing the risk of fractures) and reduces the risk of dozens of diseases associated with aging.”
Typically, seniors enjoy walking
And though it is an excellent way to get exercise, if there are restrictions such as space, location and the like, walking can sometimes be a chore. Rebounding however, with its flexible, forgiving, and gentle bouncing action- eliminates the stress on joints and muscles, enabling seniors to continue to enjoy the important benefits of exercise without pain or stress, AND in a convenient way.
Rebounding on the Bellicon also provides the ideal exercise for people with osteoporosis and osteopenia. Each bounce takes you from up to 4-Gs (gravitational forces) to zero-Gs, giving your bones the weight-bearing workout they need to stay strong. It also helps with muscle loss- combining aerobic and resistance exercise, along with a healthy diet that’s rich in protein, can help you to reverse the effects of aging and rebuild underused muscles, increase energy and improve endurance.
Whereas there are many forms of arthritis, arthritis pain generally comes form the deterioration of the bones and cartilage in the joints. Not surprisingly, because of the pain, people with arthritis can find it difficult to go about their daily activities, let alone exercise.
It is also great for balance, circulation and the lymphatic system.
If you think that rebounding is hard for seniors- think again! Watch this video and see just how easy it is to rebound at any age:
Feel healthier and younger
In addition to these important health benefits, rebounding is a lot of fun! Everyone naturally loves the sensations of flying and weightlessness. Maybe this is why kids start jumping almost the minute they learn to walk. Exercise for seniors, especially rebounding, can be incredibly freeing, eliminating the earthbound feel that sometimes comes with age and recapturing a bit of their youth.