When we go around spreading the good word about rebounding on the Leaps & Rebounds mini fitness trampoline, we typically receive this type of reaction: “Wait, so you’re telling me that jumping on a trampoline can actually be beneficial to your health...seriously?”
As far-fetched as it sounds, our long-time rebounders and blog readers alike know the incredible benefits of rebounding. Whether you’re looking for a great alternative to traditional cardiovascular exercise such as running or biking, rebounding on the Leaps & Rebounds exercise trampoline is one of the most fun methods of low-impact exercise that we know.
Naturally, rebounding for your health isn’t the only thing in life that’s surprisingly good for you. Below, the Leaps & Rebounds team covers several things that aren’t half bad for your health.
Do It For Your Health — Things That Are Surprisingly Good For You
Drinking Red Wine (In Moderation)
It’s hardly any secret that drinking red wine (ahem, in small quantities) can actually benefit human health, but this surprising-not-so-surprising fact is definitely one that’s worth sharing because...well, who wouldn’t appreciate drinking for the sake of one’s health?
Red wine (not white wine) is well-understood by scientists to raise your body’s “good cholesterol” levels (HDL) while also providing ample antioxidants that may assist in strengthening your heart health. Cheers!
Dealing With Stress
Stress is a uniquely frustrating thing to deal with. It tends to consume your thoughts, eat away at your conscience, and even causes you to experience a number of health complications. But, on the contrary, there are some positive aspects about stress that make it worth experiencing.
It’s true — moderate stress levels are understood to help make us more resilient to our environment, similar to how lifting weights and putting stress on muscles eventually makes them stronger. Navigating the ins and outs of stress can also help reinforce problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and even creativity.
Of course, this is done through an appropriate amount of stress. Too little stress leaves you poorly stimulated, and too much stress can be flat-out overwhelming. Like many things in life, it’s all about finding that healthy balance.
Not Cleaning Your Room
As good as it feels to have a clean, organized living space, the instant gratification that comes with putting off your cleaning tasks is also nice. As it turns out, leaving your bed unmade can actually be a good thing — well-made beds are known to harbor dust mites, bed bugs, and other allergens.
Though making your bed on a daily basis is a good example of discipline (and doing so won’t harm you in the process), it’s good to know that leaving your bed unmade as you’re rushing off to work isn’t such a bad thing!
Drinking A Cup Of Coffee
Alcohol and caffeine: two things that can be beneficial to human health, but only if they’re done right. Like red wine, you’ve probably heard that drinking a cup of black coffee can be beneficial for your health. That’s because it’s true! Coffee is rich in antioxidants, helps your body burn fat by accelerating your rate of metabolism, and contains a good amount of b-vitamins, manganese, and potassium.
Caffeine and coffee are also known to help lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease.
Playing Virtual Reality (VR) Video Games
The VR gaming market has exploded in the past few years, and projections show promising growth. This is because the potential of virtual reality is very much untapped. From cooking food to making music and even acting out your day job, it seems like you can do just about anything on a VR gaming system, and that includes burning calories.
Games like “Beat Saber” encourage the user to shuffle about and move their arms and legs to burn calories, raise their heart rate, and even enhance hand-eye coordination skills, all while having fun.
Rebounding On The World’s Best Rebounder Trampoline
You guessed it! 5-10 minutes of rebounding on a trampoline is equivalent to jogging about a mile. For a low-impact cardio exercise solution that actually works, the Leaps & Rebounds mini fitness trampoline is the way to go. Don’t wait for the next revolution in exercise equipment — get yours today!