The human body was designed and built for movement. However, patterns of modern living have channeled the average American into an increasingly sedentary life style. Physiologically, it appears that the body has not adapted well to the decreased level of physical activity. In theory, we are supposed to lose weight if we eat less than the body's metabolic rate requires. The basic flaw in the theory is that it doesn't work. If the caloric intake is reduced to below that of the body's metabolic rate, the body will dampen down the fires and reduce its metabolic rate. When the body is deprived of the energy it needs for functioning, it can reduce its rate 1O to 45 percent through the adjustment of hormones and enzymes.
Exercise is the factor that can change all this. Exercise will keep the metabolic rate from dropping when caloric intake is reduced. Exercise keeps the hormonal and enzyme systems stimulated and increases the muscle mass; wasting will not occur. Ingestion of complex carbohydrates will provide the fuel for energy, thus sparing the muscle tissue itself. After exercise, fat is liberated from the storage depots. Without exercise, weight loss is practically impossible if one is to remain healthy at the same time. New habits must last a lifetime.
Benefits of Exercise:
Benefits of Rebounding:
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; improves your sense of balance; strengthens your muscles over all; provides an aerobic effect for your heart; rejuvenates your body when it's tired, and generally puts you in a state of health and fitness.
You can easily perform this exercise in your living room, your office, and your yard. The traveler may wish to carry a portable rebounder aboard an airliner for use in a hotel room. It's the most convenient, metabolically effective form of exercise around.
There are 30 health advantages of regular rebounding, including the following:
- It increases the capacity for respiration.
- It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
- It establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
- It causes muscles to perform work in moving fluids through the body to lighten the heart's load.
- It tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
- It lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.
- It holds off the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
- It increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
- It aids lymphatic circulation, as well as the flow in the veins of the circulatory system.
- It strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.
- It encourages collateral circulation.
- It allows the resting heart to beat less often.
- It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- It stimulates the metabolism.
- It promotes body growth and repair.
- It tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
- It adds to the alkaline reserve of the body which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.
- It chemically attains absolute potential of the cells.
- It reserves bodily strength and physical efficiency.
- It expands the body's capacity for fuel storage and endurance.
- It improves coordination through the transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.
- It affords muscular vigor from increased muscle fiber tone.
- It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
- It enhances digestion and elimination processes.
- It allows for better and easier relaxation and sleep.
- It results in a better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
- It curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
- It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
- It tends to slow down aging.
- It reduces the likelihood of obesity.
Exercise Promotes Heart Health