When was the last time you jumped or bounced? It seems we do it all the time as a kid, but as adults, we are pretty limited in the amount of time we spend jumping or bouncing. As a result, our health suffers. Jumping and bouncing are exactly what we should be doing on a daily basis. It is such a great exercise for your physical and energy body. It is a great way to increase your bone density (which helps reduce osteoarthritis) and helps your lymphatic system become stronger which improves your immune system. Here are a couple articles about the benefits of bouncing:
While jumping or bouncing is very easy to do if you have a large or small trampoline, you don’t need either to do this simple exercise and reap the benefits. Simply stand with your feet flat on the floor slightly apart to give yourself a strong base of support. Bend your knees slightly like you are doing a quarter squat. Then straighten your legs quickly. These are quick little bounces. Just hang your arms at your sides — they can almost be like jelly — very loose and bouncy. I bounce 100 times a day and it works for me. It takes me less than a minute, so no excuses about not having enough time. Look for times during the day when you can just stop and bounce. Your body will love you for it!