Adequate Exercise

Walking is a benefit to everybody!

  • Strengthens your heart and lungs
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces obesity
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Boosts metabolic rate
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Reduces tension and stress
  • Reduces arthritis pain
  • Lessens the deterioration of bone tissue

You don’t need to be a natural-born athlete to enjoy this type of exercise. It can be fun!  Walk with a partner, whether it’s your spouse, a friend, or your dog.  Walk in a nearby mall during the cold winter months.  Enjoy walking around the beautiful surroundings in pleasant and warm spring or autumn weather.  When the weather is unbearably hot, take advantage of early morning walks or hikes up mountain trails. 

Rebounding (Mini-Trampoline)

“Rebounding is the most efficient, effective exercise devised by man,” Albert E. Carter stated in his book, The New Miracles of Rebound Exercise.

Benefits of Rebounding:

  • Develops coordination, rhythm, timing, dexterity and kinesthetic awareness
  • Proven effective in building bone mass and preventing osteoporosis
  • Bouncing creates resistance
  • Works legs, buttocks, and abdominal muscles as they become toned
  • Rebounding for 20 minutes is equivalent to running 3 miles
  • Rebounding is easy on joints
  • Rebounding is a great cardiovascular workout
  • People with back or knee problems benefit
  • Energizes every cell in your body with fresh oxygen and nutrients
  • Low-impact stimulates drainage from the lymphatic tissue
  • Keeps blood pressure down
  • Burns calories efficiently

Start with a “healthy bounce” which uses the flexibility of the springs to move up and down without having the feet leave the mat. This level (low-impact) can increase lymphatic flow in your body.

Use Caution:  If you have lower extremity instability you could get hurt because the surface is unstable when bouncing.  There is an option, however, to purchase a bar for support and balance.

Balance Ball

Exercise or “Balance Balls” are beloved of physical therapists because they are versatile, fun, and easy-to-use.  Using this form of exercise causes you to pay more attention to your body’s balance.

Benefits of Balance Ball Exercise:

  • Great way to become more fit
  • Naturally improves posture and body awareness
  • Improves balance
  • Builds overall strength and endurance
  • Provides strength to muscles, abdominals and back
  • Increases flexibility

If you are a beginner:

Be slow and gentle–be patient!  If you are serious about fitness you will have a blast doing this type of exercise.

Use Caution:

If any exercise causes you to hurt–stop!  Don’t push too hard or attempt too much.  Gradually, you will build up strength and endurance.

If you are serious about your health and vitality . . .

and you’ve never tried exercising with a Rebounder (Mini-Trampoline) or a Balance Ball (Exercise Ball) . . .

give Healthy Life Institute a call at 801-893-1190 for a demonstration!

Try it for free before you buy!

Sources:

“The Bounce that Counts — Rebounding”, Options Magazine, For a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit, August 2002, pg. 12

http://www.reboundair.com (Mini-Trampoline)

http://www.gaiam.com (Balance Ball)

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