|Dr. Morton Walker Talks About The Benefits Of Rebounding|
|Article Published in
"Townsend Letter for Doctors"
Features NEEDAK® Rebounder
Jumping for Health
by Morton Walker, D.P.M.
In the spring of 1981, 28-year old Samuel J. Kofsky of
Manchester, New Hampshire, a Ph.D. candidate attending the School of
Economics at Dartmouth University, lay in a Hanover, New Hampshire hospital
room, recovering from the surgical excision of an apparent cyst. Soon after
the operation, his surgeon and an oncologist entered the room and walked
hesitantly to the foot of the patient's bed. The surgeon said, "Sam, I don't
want to shock you, but our hospital pathology department reports that your
biopsy shows you have a connective tissue cancer. It's a rare form of
fibrosarcoma, which develops suddenly from small bumps on the skin like what
I thought was your cyst. Sam, I'm sorry to tell you that there's an 80%
chance it will take your life within four years."
Rebounding Benefits the Body in 30 Healthful ways
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:
How Rebound Exercise Accomplishes Its Benefits
Rebounding involves aerobic movements performed on a bouncing device that looks like a small trampoline. It has you jumping up and down for health and fitness. As an ideal jumping device, the mini-trampoline or "rebounder," has a strong woven mat attached by coiled steel springs to a circular steel frame. The rebounder usually is round, although some models have been made oval, rectangular, square or polygonal. The entire jumping surface of the mat is twenty-eight inches in diameter, stands on six legs with spring coils of their own, which are seven to nine inches high.
Sometimes, for people who feel unsteady on their feet or for the elderly,
handicapped, and disabled, a stabilizing bar may be added to the rebounder's
frame. It's attached to two of the frame's legs so that the individual
needing more security can hold onto this bar and still bounce aerobically.
The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding
Specifications for the Perfect Rebounder
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