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The best exercise for women is one that not only builds physical fitness and promotes a shapier body, but also
- protects and supports the vulnerable parts of the female body,
- is fun and easy to execute and
- is an effective preventive measure for prevalent women’s health conditions.
For this matter, rebounding exercises, in particular jumping fitness, fits the bill, and here are 3 compelling reasons why.
The Best Exercise For Weight Loss
Being overweight puts a lady at risk to many health conditions that will significantly affect her quality of life and may even be potentially life threatening. Heavier women are particularly susceptible to diabetes, which relates to increased risk of heart diseases. Moreover they are also vulnerable to several major cancers in women, especially postmenopausal breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
Regular aerobic exercises are necessary if you want to lose weight for better health and an athletic body. While running is a high intensity activity that helps burn calories, it is not ideal for a woman as it greatly impacts her delicate joints. Jumping fitness is an aerobics rebounding program that is even more effective than running, yet does not damage joints as the trampoline mat and bungee ropes absorb the impact of landing. Due to the increased G-force on the body during jumping exercises on the trampoline, you gain 68% more oxygen uptake than running with the same exertion. This means it is less laborious than running and you get more oxygen for effective fat burning.
Jumping Fitness is an amazing fat burner. Happy jumpers at our studio reportedly burn between 400-700 calories after a typical one hour jumping fitness session. Jumping Fitness also helps to improve your resting metabolic rate so that your body continues to burn calories for hours after exercise. Moreover, jumping requires you to tighten and relax your core muscles repeatedly which help to effectively burn abdominal fats to bring about a better defined body and a slimmer appearance. Countless testimonials of successful and dramatic weight loss stories pour in on a regular basis. Jumping Fitness Instructor Irene Tan went from XL to XS in less than a year. Dr. Maria Constancia, a Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital lost 11 kg in 8 months after she became “hooked on jumping” when other forms of exercise yielded little results and failed to keep her motivated . Ms Phyllis Lim, a Client Service Manager at Standard Charter is similarly “hooked” and shed 7kg within 6 months.
Moreover, jumping fitness induces profuse sweating due to the heat and energy generated. Not only does sweating cool the body, it contains a powerful antibiotic, dermcidin which helps to fight off disease germs that over time can cause chronic disease and cancers. Moreover, a lot of body toxins accumulated and stored in body fat tissues are actually excreted through sweat. As the body effectively eliminates toxins, excess weight will come off easily as fats are the body’s protective mechanism for storing toxins.
The Best Exercise For Bone Health
Osteoporosis, a degenerative bone condition, is a growing health concern worldwide. It is a weakening of the bone structure due to a gradual decrease in bone density that puts the patient at risk to fractures. Osteoporosis is four times more common in women than in men. According to the US National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Jumping Fitness, a low impact rebounding exercise program, can help to prevent and even stop the progression of osteoporosis by strengthening the bones.
An article in the New York Times, November 11, 2009, titled
“The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones” concluded that the best exercise for bone building is “simply jump up and down for as long as the downstairs neighbor will tolerate.” In fact, rebounding on the trampoline is NASA bone density regeneration exercise for astronauts who lose significant amount of bone mass through long space expeditions outside the earth’s gravitational pull. Our bones require appropriate stress and weight bearing resistance to become stronger and denser. When you jump on the trampoline, the gravitational stress on your body changes from zero, at top of your jump, to about twice your body weight when you land on the trampoline mat. This alternating G-force that rebounding puts on your body causes new bone tissues to be formed, thus strengthening your bones.
A Study published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science in December 2016 showed that competitive trampolinists have bigger and stronger bones than controls. German medical studies headed by Dr. Joachim Schulz of the “Board for Preventive Medicine” showed that rebounding can stop the decrease of bone density due to osteoporosis.
Jumping Fitness can help ladies develop strong bones to prevent and even reverse osteoporosis, a debilitating condition that affects 200 million women worldwide. But you can take charge of your bone health through regular jumping exercises on the trampoline.
The Best Exercise For Lymphatic Circulation
The lymphatic system is an intricate network of vessels that move lymph fluid throughout the body to transport toxins and waste to special lymph nodes for disposal. Our lymphatic system does not have an organ to pump the fluid throughout the body, but depends on muscle movement to move the fluid around. Sluggish and impeded lymphatic systems make you more likely to get sick and toxins are trapped in fat tissues, causing weight gain. Good lymphatic circulation ensures efficient elimination of toxins and harmful substances that get into our bodies from the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe in our environment. A highly functional lymphatic system brings about internal hygiene, which translates to radiant complexion, bright eyes and a pleasant body scent. Proper detoxification enhances feminine attractiveness.
The lymphatic system is also a critical part of our immune system, that protecting us from harmful pathogens and even cancer cells. The lymph nodes are able to detect harmful substances and produces specialized white blood cells called lymphocytes to destroy germs and stop infections or mutated cells from spreading. The lymphatic system is crucial for protecting us from cancer formation.
Jumping fitness is the best exercise for lymphatic circulation. Unlike most exercises that are carried out in a horizontal plane, the vertical up and down movement on the trampoline turbo charges the lymph function. The fluctuating G-force on the body stimulates the lymphatic system to remove toxins without stressing your joints and an important house cleaning task takes place while you are having fun. You will feel lighter, cleaner and happier after you are wonderfully spent at a full hour full body jumping fitness session. It is no wonder so many are hooked and irreversibly addicted to jumping fitness.
For the best rebounding exercise for women, visit Jumping Singapore studios ! Download our app Jumping Singapore to view our class schedule and book in for your next jumping fitness session.
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