Monday, 22 February 2010

Tumble in the jungle...& rebounding

Three more days of the challenge left......can't believe a month has past!
I have dropped a dress size and am weighing in at 67 kilos.....which is a 5 kilo drop in weight.I am so pleased,feeling more energetic...and more comfortable in my skin......blogging about my challenge certainly helped me to keep on track so thank you all for taking the time to read my blog!
We had a tumble in the jungle this weekend! A great indoor centre for kids to run around, climb and jump in a jungle themed hall.


Of course they loved it.....got me thinking how little the kids get to run around and do exercise. Just before I got pregnant with my third child I bought a rebounder/trampoline.I kept it at my mothers house and forgot about it....until yesterday! Its back at home and I have read great things on the net about the amazing benefits of rebounding,for me and the kids! So plan for the kiddies is....5 mins each in the morning before school and 10 mins after school! Fun and so good for them!

I will be jumping too,building up slowly...to at least 20 mins a day.....
A few interesting facts I found, it's really great for our forgotten lymphatic system....

It takes only two minutes of rebounding to flush the entire lymphatic system, while cleansing and strengthening cells and lymph nodes. A further benefit to the body is that during this brief time span the white blood cells of the immune system triple in number and remain elevated for an hour. These specialized cells play a major role in the body’s defense against illness and disease. For one full hour their activity is increased as they perform their tasks of destroying and eliminating cancer cells and other toxins, expending themselves in the process. An hour after rebounding for two minutes the white blood cell count returns to normal
read more here
  • Circulates more oxygen to the tissues
  • Tones up the glandular system
  • Helps the blood circulate
  • Strengthens every muscle in your body
  • Increases red and white blood cell production
  • Helps move waste out of the system
  • Stimulates metabolism
  • It is proven to be safer than jogging since there is less impact on the joints
Studies have found that 2 minutes of rebounding is equivalent 6 minutes of running, 10 minutes of swimming and 22 minutes of walking, which is very appealing for any one with a busy schedule.

I am very excited to see how rebounding will benefit me.......hope you will try it too.

Baby has decided he needs to help out with the chores....and I am ever so grateful.



Thought for the day...

"A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."- Anonymous

6 comments:

  1. mashallah well done you...Im sooo impressed...and I really want a trampoline...keep me posted on how it goes...mashallah sis we've got good times ahead inshallah...

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  2. Is it a normal trampoline? I'd love to give it a go and I know the kids would too!

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  3. keepitup sis...you should be proud...love the quote at the end...thanks

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  4. Thankyou for the kind words Ines....
    Fruitful .....it's a normal exercise trampoline ....I bought mine from argos..
    @home ...I'm looking forward to those good times...

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  5. By rebounding, you mean jumping, right? Only on a trampoline or does using a jump rope count? Very interesting information, thanks for sharing.

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