Children’s Exercise in the 21st Century
What was one of the first things you remember naturally loving to do as a child? For many people the answer is simple – they loved to jump up and down. As children, we often went into happy fits of literally “jumping for joy!”. Children instinctively bounce on beds, sofas and any springy surface they find welcoming –delighting in the rhythmical rebounding motion that propels them onward, upward and forward!
A child naturally knows what makes them feel good both physically and emotionally. Children instinctively know that the body needs aerobic exercise, except they do not call it exercise, they call it playing.
Poor diet, TV and computers are too often blamed for the epidemic that the world is facing in today’s society and focus now needs to be heightened on increasing children’s activity levels to prevent our children becoming the “Obese Generation”. Children are like adults, physical activity needs a GOAL and when children are asked what their goal is it may range from wanting to look good like their favourite pop star, to losing weight typically in girls, and competition and achievement typically in boys. Most of all, physical activity has to be FUN.
The activity of Urban Rebounding is fun and it has incredibly practical results when done regularly.
Urban Rebounding and How it Works?
The Urban Rebounding programme is a safe, effective style of aerobics that provides a surprisingly challenging cardiovascular workout without excess stress on the heart, muscles and joints so is suitable for all fitness levels and ages. It is extremely good fun and puts smiles on faces!
It uses familiar aerobic moves, sports specific conditioning moves and core stabilization techniques to ensure a full body workout.
Urban Rebounding is performed entirely on a unique, high quality, spring-enhanced mini-trampoline with a non-slip surface. The exercise is accomplished by jumping only a few inches off the surface of the rebounder and absorbs 87% of the shock of impact versus doing the same exercises on a hardwood floor, reducing incidences of injury and joint damage. Research by NASA proves that rebounding is 68% more effective than jogging.
There are three natural forces: gravity, acceleration and deceleration. The purpose of rebounding is to line up acceleration and deceleration with gravity creating G-Force. The increase in G-Force is what gives you all the benefits of rebounding. Every cell in the body feels this increase and the cells respond to being placed in this environment causing them to adapt and become stronger.
Research into rebounding has proven the many health benefits from this form of exercise, including; burning 100’s of calories, stimulating lymphatic drainage, improving the immune system, improving posture and reducing body fat.