Senior Rebounding for Fitness low impact whole body exercises.

BENEFITS OF REBOUNDING

Rebounding with the Bounce Safe System provides low impact exercise for functional fitness with whole body movements, not just isolated parts, to gain the benefits of all needed fitness components:
It's not just AEROBIC
It's not just STRENGTH TRAINING
It's not just STRETCHING and BALANCE
It's all of these done simultaneously which delivers a SYNERGISM of better total physical fitness, in less time, than each one done separately.

Rebounding improves your total fitness level, reduces your risk of injury and enhances your daily activities.
Provides stability, support and alignment to keep the body in vertical alignment-absolutely necessary for specific back, arthritic and joint problems.
Exercise with minimum trauma to the musculoskeletal system Functional fitness enables seniors to live independently with mobility and dignity in their lives.
Highly efficient-Start with MINI time frames and work up to 10 or 15 minutes according to your to health and abilities.

FALLING and FITNESS FOR OLDER PERSONS

STARTLING FACTS!!! Falls are the leading cause of both non fatal injuries and accidental death for seniors. More than one in three Americans 65 and older FALL each year, resulting in almost 14,000 deaths, 1.8 million visits to the emergency room and $19 billion in annual medical costs related to hip fractures, brain trauma and other injuries. A fear of falling often inhibits seniors from doing the one thing that could help prevent their susceptibility to FALLS.

EXERCISE: Studies show that adults exercise less as they get older. Every day simple tasks such as climbing stairs, carrying groceries, reaching for an item on a high shelf, virtually every daily activity, including rising from a chair, involves the CORE MUSCLES. To ignore any component of FUNCTIONAL FITNESS is to risk compromising your ability to stay active and prevent FALLING.

Fortunately there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from falling. These steps range from clearing the clutter, lighting , safety bars, correct shoes, etc. to BALANCE TRAINING which has shown to dramatically reduce your changes of FALLING.

OVER COME THE BARRIERS TO EXERCISE

BARRIERS PINPOINTED to exercise by physically inactive: Fatigue, lack of energy and motivation No previous experience with exercise Self-consciousness Problems finding time to exercise Health problems The answer is a well balanced physical activity program that is SAFE, self paced, easy and done in the convenience of your home. The solution: REBOUNDING with THE REBOUND STABILITY SYSTEM Its also called BOUNCE SAFE, because you don't have to jump on the rebounder to get its benefits. Your feet don't have to leave the mat-just HEALTH BOUNCE

MUSCLE MATTERS

They are the major source of stability for the back and spine They prevent injury by controlling spinal motion within its SAFETY ZONE AEROBIC EXERCISE isn't enough; strength training burns FAT, builds MUSCLE and prevents age muscle loss.

REBOUNDING WITH THE STABILITY SYSTEM BUILDS MUSCLE

One lb. Of muscle burns up to 75 calories per day One lb. Of fat burns 2 calories per day Muscle cells are 22 % denser than fat cells Replacing fat with muscle reduces body size and increases calorie burning up to a 37.5 to 1 ratio.

Wow-what a difference NOT A BAD TRADE. The Rebound Stability System combines AEROBIC exercise with STRENGTH TRAINING which actually ends up with a greater SYNERGISTIC effect than either of the two performed separately.

REMEMBER: Muscles and joints not used will quickly atrophy, causing you to lose your footing and balance. By strengthening and increasing your muscles you can more easily navigate your moves. Muscles support your skeletal structure. Because your muscles get weaker and smaller with age, they don't support your skeleton. That's when you start experiencing those nagging neck and back cricks. Stronger and larger muscles help cushion joints to alleviate pain.

While aerobic exercise will cause some resistance to the set of muscles being used, it is not enough. Resistance needs to be applied throughout the entire body so you remove fat and increase leanness in all or most of the muscles. This same principle applies to osteoporosis. Resistance or pressure must be applied to all the muscles and bone structures to stimulate bone growth.

STRENGTH TRAINING

Activities don't have to be strenuous to be beneficial, just do them for longer periods of time or more numerous shorter increments. Strength training should be an integral part of your activities. Activities that build strength require resistance. You will need to lift or push weights or some similar activity that requires lifting and pushing. Resistance training is important because it directly stimulates muscle tissue, which is responsible for your metabolism and how many calories you burn daily. A faster metabolism will burn more fat and make you leaner.

Muscles placed under RESISTANCE become stronger, leaner, and better developed. Muscles adapt to whatever force you apply to them. Or don't. It you consistently put a strain on a certain muscle group, it will adapt by getting more physically powerful, have more tone and it will change shape. If you consistently DO NOT put strain on your muscle, they become WEAKER, FLABBIER AND SHAPELESS. To be healthy, lean muscle mass must increase and fat must decrease.

While AEROBIC exercise will cause some resistance to the set of muscles being used, it is not enough. RESISTANCE needs to be applied throughout the entire body so you remove fat and increase leanness in all or most of the muscles. The Rebound Stability System enables the user to perform total body resistance training of multiple muscle groups and stretching exercises safely while maintaining stability and alignment.

CARDIO

Start Bouncing, Breathe deeper and Feel better while improving your cardio system! Inhale – exhale, inhale. Exhale. What’s the last time you thought about taking a deep breath? We do most of our breathing in a relaxed state. And, we don’t tend to think about it much. There are, however advantages to periodic deep breathing. That’s one of the benefits of exercise – it promotes deeper breathing, increases your heart rate and works your lungs.

Breathing deeper and more fully strengthens your lungs, and can improve the performance of your cardio vascular system, too. And, surprise, it’s actually easy to include beneficial aerobic activity in your day---by bouncing. In just 10 minutes of bouncing on a Fitness Rebounder you can work on increasing your lung capacity. And when as you bounce (rebound), you begin to improve the efficiency of the vital exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen into your bloodstream. The up and down motion of bouncing employs the effects of gravity, stretching and strengthening your intercostals (the muscles located between the ribs).

Creating more air space between your ribs accommodates greater lung expansion. And, better lung capacity effectively moves more oxygen into your lungs. The more efficiently your heart pumps, the more efficiently your lungs perform the oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer. Not only is bouncing an easy way to help your entire cardiovascular system grow stronger, it’s a fun addition to your exercise routine. And, its feels good too! And there’s another benefit of bouncing: you’ll feel better!

Bouncing triggers the release of endorphins in the brain. These chemicals, naturally produced by your body, are recognized as the source and trigger of the feeling of well-being. So, by bouncing, your endorphin level, your bouncing that good feeling, too! See how easy and fun it can be to boost your vitality by adding some bounce to your life and your fitness routine with a Fitness Rebounder and Rebound Stability System.

ARTHRITIS

It is estimated that 37 million Americans have arthritis which is inflammation of a joint. Most arthritis occurs in the weight bearing joints, such as knees, hips and lower back or in smaller joints that don't get much use as we age. When joints move through their range of motion there's a sponge like action that pulls and pushes the synovial fluid through the joint cartilage to nourish the joint and remove waste. Lack of joint activity literally starves the joint and immobility sets in. That's why its essential to exercise your joints daily.

Our knee joints are the most critical and are vulnerable to lateral (side to side) strain since they carry much of the weight and do most of the work. So its essential to keep the range of motion exercises in a longitudinal plane and exercise with stability and alignment which is what the Rebound Stability System provides. Recent newspaper headlines state, "Bone fractures expected to rise dramatically. One in two women and one in eight men over 50 will have osteoporosis related fractures from too-thin bones by 2020", the surgeon general warned. This represents 50 percent of all persons 50 and older in the U.S. Consider hip fractures. About 20 percent of seniors who suffer one die within a year, partly because the break often triggers a downward spiral of inactivity, depression and other problems.

Research shows that people need to get more calcium, vitamin D and EXERCISE to avoid crippling osteoporosis. One of the major types of exercise to prevent osteoporosis is to get sufficient weight bearing and resistive exercise that builds and maintains bone mass and strength. In weight bearing exercise your muscles work against gravity, the absence of gravity and weightlessness weakens and demineralizes bones. That's why astronauts in the early days, before this was discovered, came home from an atmosphere of no gravity with loss of bone structure.

We need vertical movement to stress our cells and bone structure. Kids love to hop and jump instinctively on any surface that offers the slightest bit of altitude. Recent research states that as crazy as it makes parents, this affinity for BOUNCING in a VERTICAL direction, this hopping and jumping, happens to be the two best ways to help kids stave off osteoporosis.

Researchers have found that the ages between 9 & 12 are critical for building bone and bone bank that can be drawn on later in life when we produce less bone. For exercise to be effective in building strong bone, the activity has to load the bones enough without serious injury. Walking, for example results in ground reaction forces that are about equal to a person's weight-not enough to stimulate sufficient bone growth. Simple hops and side to side jumps, on the other hand result in impact that's 3.8 times a persons weight, which can stimulate bone growth.

Hopping and jumping exercises are perfect for youngsters and persons in good physical condition, but the majority of adults and older persons cannot jump or hop to create sufficient ground reaction forces to stimulate needed bone growth without serious injury. Rebounding creates an impact of 1 to 3 times a person's body weight, depending upon the height of bounce, which can stimulate bone growth with LOW IMPACT and minimum trauma to the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Sherry Rogers states in her book, "Detoxify or Die", "Bone has a special piezo-electricity". In other words, the molecular structure of bone is such that when we put stress on it, as in jumping or running, tiny electric currents are generated which actually help us to continually make new bone. That's why folks who are inactive or bedridden for long periods of time lose bone and develop OSTEOPOROSIS. Rebounding with the Rebound Stability System provides resistance to the total body, not just parts, so all the body's bone structure is stimulated for bone growth and renewal.

STRETCHING AND BALANCE

We lose flexibility as we age and our ability to maintain independence through functional mobility is reduced. Our muscles shorten and get tight from many factors such as poor body mechanics, and misuse and disuse of our muscles and joints which contributes to making us look and feel older then our years Although flexibility declines with age, studies show that a good regular exercise and stretching program can delay or even reverse this degeneration. The reality is that actual age has less to do with AGING than how we live and treat our bodies.

Imbalance in our muscles sets us up for injury. Flexibility of our muscles and joints dictates our ability to perform our daily activities and avoid injury. Balance is the key to successful aging. This includes keeping your center of gravity balanced so you don't fall, and keeping your body balanced by STRENGTHENING weak muscles and STRETCHING tight muscles. Prevention is always cheaper then treatment. Proper posture is essential in preventing injury and muscle imbalance. Remember to stretch opposing muscle groups equally in order to keep the body balanced.

Our body is designed with opposing muscles. Warm up your muscles before stretching. Your muscles are similar to taffy, they must be warmed up to stretch. Research has shown that everything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis can benefit from a gentle STRETCHING program. This is exactly what the Rebound Stability System enables the user to accomplish with its three for one benefits of aerobics, strength training and stretching.

BALANCE AND PROPRIOCEPTION

Improve your balance; it’s critical to daily life! The essential element to all human MOVEMENT is BALANCE. We can’t move effectively without it. To prevent injury and stay mobile is crucial for everyone, especially seniors as they age.

Our balance depends on our ability to maintain our center of gravity over our base of support (normally our feet). And our bodies determine the balance equation using VISION, the vestibular system (the internal ‘gyroscope’ in our inner ear, and our PROPRIOCETION which is the refined awareness of where you are located in space. More simply put –these are the body’s sensory systems that processes and coordinates sensations of touch, pressure, vibration, and muscle activities that perceive our body’s parts’ relative position to each other.

These sensory tools also send our body and brain signals and feedbacks about our body position in space. As we age our REACTION TIME goes down, our perception of the environment gets blunted so we don’t hear or see things as well, and we lose our sense of position in space. The consequences range from sprains and strains to middle-aged persons to life-threatening hip fractures, head injuries and even death in older folks.

INTERVAL EXERCISE EQUALS MORE EFFICIENCY

Canadian researchers at Laval University in Quebec report that intervals of high intensity physical activity are necessary to burn body fat. Their findings suggest that spurts of intense exercise are nearly 900 percent more effective then the slow and steady approach to reducing fat. Robert K. Cooper, PhD in his book, "Flip the Switch", recommends the following.

Warm up to half speed for 3 minutes. After that, begin a sequence where you go all out for 5 seconds, then slow to your warm up speed for 10 seconds. Repeat this fast-slow cycle for as many times as you can, for up to 10 minutes if possible, finish with a cool down phase for 3 minutes. This short cycle of fast-slow exercise produces better results of fat reduction then longer cycles that can vary from several seconds to minutes. NOTE: This short 5-10 second cycle of spurts or bursts fits well into a beginning, sedentary or senior exercise program.

REBOUNDING PHYSIOLOGY

Why is Rebounding Considered "The Best Total Exercise System Known to Man? Most types of exercise and movement is done on the horizontal plane. You oppose gravity with just ONE FORCE. Rebounding uses vertical movement to capture the three forces of acceleration, deceleration and gravity all on the same plane in unison. We have 75 trillion cells in our body. Rebounding causes a pulsing action that puts pressure on each cell. This pulsing action strengthens the cells, provides them with additional oxygen and nutrients while simultaneously removing toxins and waste from each cell.

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM - BOUNCING FOR STRONGER IMMUNITY

Here is what you need to know about your lymphatic system – and how to keep it, and yourself healthy. Simply put, your lymphatic system is your body’s TRASHCAN. Throughout your body, lymph tissue, vessels and fluids constantly absorb and expel all manner of environmental toxins, harmful bacteria, foreign substances, dead and even cancerous cells. When the lymphatic system is weak or underperforming your body isn’t able to properly dispose of these useless or harmful substances; symptoms ranging from joint stiffness to bad breath or cancer can appear.

Performing this continuous “trash removal” process, the lymphatic system supports your body’s immune system. To be effective the lymphatic system fluid needs to circulate through the body – in a way similar to blood circulation. Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump – a heart to promote circulation. Instead, the lymph system relies on the body as a whole to circulate fluid, using muscle contraction, gravity, and body movement as its “pump”. Bouncing – rebounding – on a rebounder creates the perfect synergy of these three “forces”.

For this reason, rebounding is uniquely suited to stimulate the lymphatic system and keep your body healthy. Rebounding increases lymph flow 3-14 times normal depending upon the degree of bounce. Rebounding also removes toxic waste & trapped blood proteins from around the cells where they hold fluid that causes pain, disease & swelling or (edema). Maximizing the lymph flow throughout your body is a vital process. When you’re healthy, bouncing helps protect your physical well being. Without enough activity to stimulates lymph flow, your body can become the breeding ground for wastes that could make you sick.

Rebounding for even a small amount of time each day can help your body effectively fight allergies, heart disease, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, arthritis, headaches, and bacterial infections. Add rebounding to your day and help your body take out the trash!

AARP PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REPORT

A recent AARP Synthesis of Research in Physical Activities reveals that the age 50 + know what it takes to stay healthy and fit, but following through on a physical activity program is a difficult and daunting task. The report states the following: "Physical inactivity and related obesity and overweight are direct contributing forces to the most prevalent and disabling diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some kinds of cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis."

On the other hand, we know that physical activity can significantly improve health. Clinical researchers have proven unequivocally that physical activity reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, and of developing diabetes and colon cancer. It can help reduce high blood pressure for those who already have it, relieve feelings of depression and anxiety, help control weight, help build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints, and help older adults become stronger, more balanced, supple and more able to move without falling".

The concern is not only the shortened life span and increased disability for people, but also the staggering health care costs to the nation. Medical Science has extended our life span, but without good health and functionality those extended years will bring a diminished quality of life.

BACK PAIN IS BIG BUSINESS

ALARMING STATISTICS: Approximately ninety percent of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, more Americans stay home from work because of back pain than any other reason. By one recent estimate, Americans are spending a staggering $80 billion per year in care for aching backs – from MRIs to pain pills to nerve blocks to acupuncture.

And what’s really disturbing is that the research found little evidence that the population got better from these treatments as the bill soared during the past decade. WHAT’S THE CORRECT COURSE OF ACTION FOR----BACK PAIN???

The reality is that TIME often is the best antidote and up to 90 percent will heal on their own within weeks. In fact for run-of the mill cases, doctors aren’t even supposed to do an X-ray or MRI unless the pain lingers for a month to six weeks. The bigger problem is that when the misery lingers there’s no one-size fits all for treatment.

When the Institute of Medicine recently listed the 100 how-to-treat questions that doctors most need answered, BACK PAIN neared the top of the list. Dave Carpenter, president of Physicians Neck and Clinics in Minneapolis stated, “EXERCISE IS MEDICINE, but it has to be the right exercise”. The clinic’s rehabilitation program focuses on strengthening muscles that support the spine. Muscles support your core structure. As we age these muscles get weaker and smaller and they don’t support your skeleton. Creating strong and stable core muscles will help you look and feel better and keep Back Pain at bay.

 Your body’s core includes the back and abdominal muscles, plus all the muscles that attach to your pelvis. Training these muscles to work together will help you move more efficiently and prevent strain on your spine. Also, establishing a strong core will stabilize your posture, which help prevent back pain. The key to successful core training is to achieve muscular balance, so that all muscles are strong and flexible and so single muscles is creating extra pull. Dr. John Sarno states that the secret to true back pain relief may be in your blood.

Tension in the smaller muscles prevents proper blood flow and circulation in the larger back muscles which starves them of nutrients and oxygen. Without adequate blood flow, your muscles, tissue and ligaments are starved of the nourishment they need, which weakens your muscles causing spasms and pain. A properly structured exercise routine will stretch out your neck, shoulders, abs, butt, upper leg muscles as well as your large back muscles. This will get the blood flowing to ensure your muscles are getting the needed oxygen and nutrients, while removing irritants such as lactic acid. DISKS ARE A BIG REASON FOR CHRONIC BACK PAIN!

Lots of things can cause chronic back pain, but those cushiony disks are a major reason. With age they thin, shrink and when they are herniated or rupture the gel-like center leaks and pressures a nerve. Sometimes the spinal canal painfully narrows, , a condition called stenosis. The right operation can help, but specialist say only about 10 percent of people with lasting pain are candidates. Increasing evidence indicates that more people should push past the pain and go into aggressive exercise programs.

Dr. Richard Deyo of Oregon Health and Science University of Portland calls them boot camps for back pain. KEEP YOUR DISKS HYDRATED BY BOUNCING ON A REBOUNDER Dr. Joel Johnson, a chiropractor from Derby Kansas states the following regarding disks and rebounding. “The disk doesn’t have blood supply, so it relies on movement to squeeze the excess fluid out, and allow new fluid to carry nutrients in.

Bouncing or jumping on a rebounder or trampoline can help this process keep the disks hydrated. Physical activity that creates a pumping type of force helps the exchange of nutrient rich fluids in the disks to occur. The best way to create this pumping type of force is compressing and then tractioning the spine, which is exactly what bouncing or jumping on a rebounder or trampoline does. If this activity is repeated over and over, the disks will get plenty of nutrition to keep them healthy”.

DISK DECOMPRESSION The Rebound Stability System enhances the rebounding pulsing process and creates DISK DECOMPRESSION by enabling the user to PULL and PUSH on the side bars while rebounding. This action causes an upward pull at the shoulder level which decompresses the disks reducing the pressure & space between them that can pinch nerves and cause pain.

REBOUNDING FIGHTS AGING AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL Every muscle, organ, tissue and component of our entire body has millions of cells that total over 75 trillion. The vertical movement of rebounding creates a squeezing and release, action like a sponge, which strengthens, provides oxygen and nutrients and cleanses the body’s 75 trillion cells. FINAL ANALYSIS ON BACK PAIN Rebounding with the Rebound Stability System provides all the exercise components needed to prevent Back Pain and can be a major part of a exercise rehabilitation boot camp program as stated by Dr. Deyno.