is an easy and fun Aerobic Resistive Exercise
by Tina Wellman, PhD, PNE (Rebounding:
Aerobic Resistive Exercise)
Published in "Total Health For Longevity"
Wellman is the author of Psychoneuroendocrinology:
Copper Toxicity and Premenstrual Syndrome.
She blends nutritional support with environmental
detoxification to achieve wellness. Her efforts
in this field are groundbreaking, and provide
hope for healing and wellness.
is the weakest force in the universe and has
the most profound effect on the human body?
Gravity. As we age, the relentless pull of
gravity causes our body to sag in a southerly
direction. We develop wrinkles, flabby forearms,
portly midriffs, vericosities, edemic feet
and ankles, stooped shoulders, turkey necks,
and compressed spines, to name a few multifarious
insults to our body shape.
compensate for this "G-force" we
must continually work against it through body
movement. Regular exercise is essential to
maintain optimal health. Apiarian Royden Brown
noted, "It has been scientifically
documented that exercising regularly increases
longevity and enhanced quality of life."
The proverbial expression "either use
it or lose it" applies to the body's
need for daily exercise as well as to maintain
musculoskeletal strength, immunity, and psychobiological
balance. The best nutrition in the world cannot
sustain us if our circulation is stagnant
and we do not receive oxygen-rich blood to
our body's three trillion cells.
- Gravitational Force
force is key to understanding resistive rebounding's
health benefits. By combining the forces of
acceleration and deceleration, body cells
are tricked into believing they are being
subjected to increased gravity. NASA clearly
demonstrated the virtues of rebounding when
they designed an exercise protocol in the
zero gravity of space. Loss of bone density
and muscle mass are the negative results incurred
to astronauts soaring through the cosmos at
zero gravity. Scientific blood analysis that
included subjecting weakened blood cells (of
returning astronauts) to increased G-force
evidenced an increase in cellular strength.
It is this increase in G-force during rebounding
(specifically during deceleration) that challenges
body cells to strengthen.
recommend Needak rebounders: Folding
Black Soft-Bounce Rebounder
Exercise for all Ages
knows no social boundaries and has no age
limitations. Exercise guru Jack LaLanne often
demonstrated rebounding on his popular T.V.
exercise program. Comedian Bob Hope once noted
"I keep my rebounder at the foot of my
bed and use it daily." Morning talk show
host Regis Philbin enjoyed a rebounding session
during one of his interviews with fitness
expert and nutritionist to the stars, Rheo
Blair, on his 1970's "A.M. Los Angeles"
television program. A rebounder even found
its way into the White House during the Reagan
Letter For Doctors reprint by Dr. Morton Walker
have tested various rebounders on the market.
Needak produces the highest commercial quality
soft-bounce rebounder. This is the one we
own as well. We even included a photo of our
rebounder on the DVD and we recommend rebounding
to cancer patients.
patients can bounce while sitting on the rebounder.
Laying down on the rebounder is also an option
for weaker patients. In this case a helper
will assist by placing one foot on each site
of the patient's body and lightly bouncing.
Make sure to support the patient's head with
a pillow placed on the frame of the rebounder.
you'd like to try it you can purchase a Needak
Rebounder from their website here.