One thing I constantly hear is “I don’t have time to exercise.” I get it. You’re busy - crazy busy! And I understand that waking up earlier isn’t very appealing, nor is carving out time after a long day.
Like anything else that’s important in your life, regular exercise requires a true commitment. I can’t think of anything more rewarding than committing to your personal health and well being!
The truth is, you can turbo charge your workout in just 10 minutes a day with the help of one very inexpensive, space-saving tool. Introducing, one of my fave forms of movement - the rebounder!
Jumping on a rebounder (basically a mini trampoline) is a fantastic low-impact workout and it’s super gentle on the joints, which is great if, like me, you have wonky knees.
Rebounding is a fun way to sculpt your legs, tush and abs, increase strength, and develop muscle. It promotes weight loss in addition to helping with your balance and coordination. Those are some pretty rad benefits from only one workout!
It’s also super helpful if you’re feeling bloated - as rebounding gets things moving, if you know what I mean. If you are ever feeling backed up, just get jumpin’! 😜
And, as a bonus beat, rebounding is great for your stimulating your lymphatic system, which helps detoxify all the junk.
In a study printed in the Journal of Applied Physiology, a NASA research team reported that rebounding is the most efficient and effective form of exercise.
Studies have shown that 10 minutes of rebounding is equivalent to 30 minutes of running! Say what?!
If you’re short on space, these are especially great, because they’re easy to store. If the real estate under my bed wasn’t already taken, my rebounder would live there. Instead, it fits easily on its side in my closet.
I recommend jumping on an empty stomach, but if you’re going for it first thing in the AM, a big glass of water with lemon, a shot of espresso, or a small piece of fruit won’t weigh you down.
OK let’s hop to it with these easy moves.
Step 1: Feet shoulder distance apart. Make sure not to lock your knees. Gently jump without moving your feet. If you have limited mobility, stick with this move.
Step 2: Same stance but spring up from your feet so that you get some major air. If you get tired, go back to step 1 or march in place. The most important thing is to just stick with it and do something!
Step 3: Try doing a few super jumps, by jumping as high as possible. If you’re indoors (or tall), be mindful of the ceiling and light fixtures!
Step 4: Try doing a front to back motion with your legs.
Step 5: Let’s go crazy! Do jumping jacks, dance, shake it out, or whatever feels good. All these movements are awesome for emotional release so if you need to make a sound, do it!
Do you jump? Or do you have another favorite, quick workout? Holler at me and share in the comments! 👟