June 4, 2019 Who would have thought...
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
While visiting my older daughter, SIL, and 3 littles in Florida over Mother's Day, I had the opportunity to jump on their backyard trampoline. I would have never guessed that it would be so much fun.
I didn't do a whole lot of jumping but with all the other activities of playing with the boys both in the house, out in the yard, and taking them for wagon rides, I will tell you I slept so much better.
But why would I want a rebounder? Good question. For several reasons. One, the past year has had some serious rainy, wet weather which didn't allow for much outdoor time. For another I had been having sinus and allergy issues as well. (Saw my 4th ENT this past week and will see the pulmonologist soon.) Congestion had been bad with stuff stuck behind the bridge of my nose, and being stuck in the condo a lot didn't allow for much exercise. There was some question as to whether or not I had become asthmatic. However, I am not convinced that I am. That will be a blog for another time.
It was then that I did some serious research looking online to see what rebounders would be best for me. I spent considerable time looking at all types, makes and brands.
Do I want bungee cords or springs? What brand do I want? How much am I willing to pay for it? And where would I purchase it?
The more I did research on the rebounders, the more I found that they are very beneficial health wise. They will work the lymphatic system, get the cardio going, and help with exercising the whole body including sinus issues, pelvic floor issues, just about anything that "ails you" so to speak. All of it good.
I did look at all the reviews from people who have purchased rebounders, from the most inexpensive to the most expensive.
Those folks who were seriously interested in rebounding for health encouraged others to spend the extra money and get a good rebounder, one that is well made, and will hold up.
There were some folks that have their personal opinions about the pros and cons of the bungee vs. the springs. For those wanting bungee cords, there was more give and felt that they were quieter. However, the cords after a while would snap and break. As with any piece of equipment there will always be some sort of maintenance that is required. But for those wanting springs, there was more "bounce" and some squeaking which was generally remedied with some oil on the springs and their connection points.
Another consideration is space. Where will you put your rebounder? How often will you use it and for how long? Will it bother those in your home or your townhouse or apartment or condo? And what time of day will you be using it?
After all the research, I decided to go with Dave Hall's bi-fold Cellercise, (because it exercises the cells). It is a bi-fold, came with bar, video, and a 5-year guarantee and has steel springs. (I still have to register it and find out what the guarantee covers.)
But also, have seen many of the Cellercise videos on You Tube, and read reviews as well.
Their customer service is according to many, excellent with Dave Hall and his staff personally answering the phones or doing the online chat, which is what I did with Jenna. I even got a $30.00 discount since it was Memorial Weekend.
I finally received my bi-fold Cellerciser late this afternoon around 5:30 p.m. I was so excited.
I took it right out of the box and set it up pronto! No problem. I haven't put the bar on it yet. I will probably do that tomorrow after a couple of appointments.
Imagine my surprise after getting on the Cellerciser and just doing baby bouncing with feet still touching the mat, that while wearing a Fitbit watch, would count as steps? This will certainly be a way to get in more steps.
Most people do their rebounding in the morning, and before eating. You never want to exercise on a full meal. It takes energy to digest a meal. So give your body the chance to recover from rebounding before eating. Just like swimming. If you eat, you need to wait 1/2 hour. So it's your pick, one way or the other.
One person recommended for the:
1st week to do 3 minutes on the rebounder 3-4x/weekly.
2nd week to do 6 minutes on the rebounder 3-4x/weekly
3rd week to do 12 minutes on the rebounder 3-4x/weekly
4th week to do 20 minutes on the rebounder 3-4x/weekly.
And the reason is this, when you move the lymphatic fluid in your body by rebounding, you are actually detoxing your body.
You do not want to overload the body with toxins, it can and will make you sick. So go nice and easy as per the above.
And it is important to stay hydrated to flush out the body's toxins. It's one of the reasons when a person has a massage, when the massage is done, they will give you water and tell you to drink lots of water throughout the day to flush the toxins out of the body because the massage actually massages the lymphatic system.
But the best thing about the Cellerciser, Dave Hall says that just ten minutes a day on it is all that you need to stay in great shape and health providing you eat healthy.
Another medical personal says that rebounding for just those ten minutes and getting your cardio up is like running for 50 minutes. Wow!
And to get rid of cellulite, you just need to move the lymphatic fluid around in your body and watch the cellulite disappear! (No, I don't have cellulite.)
I am not doing a commercial for Cellercise but I became more knowledgably about what rebounding can do for you. I know that it's important to warm up and stretch, and so I do that as well. I don't want any torn muscles or ligaments. And as Dave Hall says, check with your doctor if you have any medical issues that you need clearance for doing rebounding. If you are, then go for it! And use the online videos for inspiration.
I did! So, my journey begins again. Never quit, never give up!