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Jump on a new fitness trend: The mini-trampoline

Our fitness expert, Basheerah Ahmad asks, "Are you ready for an exercise that's fun exciting and makes you feel like an 8 year-old again?"  Then welcome to this amazing trampoline workout!

The first trampoline exercise is the trampoline bounce. It's nothing too fancy. Begin with your feet about six inches apart and start bouncing lightly. In this position, if you notice any kind of pain in your ankles or knees, this may not be the workout for you. 

The second trampoline exercise is the trampoline prance. You may not go any further than this if you're a beginner, but if you want to go the limit try the trampoline squats. You're going to jump out into a squat position, tuck your feet back in and repeat.

This is a cardiovascular workout you'll never forget!

Here is a list of 30 benefits from an Agriorganics.com article on the mini-trampoline,

Mini-Trampoline Benefits

  1. Increases the capacity for respiration.
  2. Circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
  3. Establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
  4. Causes muscles to perform work in moving fluids through the body to lighten the heart's load.
  5. Tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
  6. Lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.
  7. Holds off the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
  8. Increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
  9. Aids lymphatic circulation, as well as the flow in the veins of the circulatory system.
  10. Encourages collateral circulation.
  11. Strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.
  12. Allows the resting heart to beat less often.
  13. Lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  14. Stimulates the metabolism.
  15. Promotes body growth and repair.
  16. Tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
  17. Adds to the alkaline reserve of the body which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.
  18. Chemically attains absolute potential of the cells.
  19. Reserves bodily strength and physical efficiency.
  20. Expands the body's capacity for fuel storage and endurance.
  21. Improves coordination through the transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.
  22. Affords muscular vigor from increased muscle fiber tone.
  23. Offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
  24. Enhances digestion and elimination processes.
  25. Allows for better and easier relaxation and sleep.
  26. Results in a better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
  27. Curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
  28. Minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
  29. Tends to slow down aging.
  30. Reduces the likelihood of obesity.

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