Whether you’re healing or in the best shape of your life, it is still difficult to get in a good routine with exercise. But God has designed the body to move! Exercise aids the body in the detoxification process. It strengthens the overall condition of the body, boosts endorphins and serotonin, and makes your muscles stronger and more reactive.
It’s important to remember that movement IS exercise. So, even if all you can do is walk around your yard and feel the warm ground underfoot, that IS helping you rebuild your body. We want to encourage you to embrace the importance of using movement to aid in healing – exercise does not have to be rigorous or complicated!
Tips For Getting Started:
- Create a schedule – Develop an on the hour exercise plan by completing a 5 or 10 minute exercise on the hour for as many sessions as you set for yourself. Setting an alarm on your phone is helpful reminder. How about a 5 minute dance break? Or 5 minutes on your rebounder? If you choose to move on the hour for just five minutes, five times a day, you would have already exercised 25 minutes! Fresh air and vitamin D are incredibly important, so on a nice day don’t hesitate to get moving outdoors!
- Consider Rebounding – You might wonder how jumping on a mini-trampoline could help with a diagnosis, but the science behind rebounding is both interesting and convincing. Rebounding is a fun, and HIGHLY effective form of exercise. You are essentially weightless at the top of each jump, allowing your cells to decompress. You land with twice the force of gravity on each bounce, which causes your cells to compress. This compression acts similarly to a sponge being squeezed out releasing cellular waste, while fresh nutrients and oxygen are pulled into each cell during decompression. Instead of lifting weight away FROM gravity to exercise the cells in a single muscle group, rebounding increases the weight OF gravity, thereby exercising ALL of your body’s cells SIMULTANEOUSLY!
In addition, this accelerated/decelerated bounce has MANY health benefits, including allowing the valves in your lymph system to open and close simultaneously, thus optimizing the flow of lymph fluid.
Additional Benefits of Rebounding:
- Increases cardiovascular fitness
- Greater balance and agility
- Improves circulation and blood pressure
- Reverses hardening of arteries
- Detoxifies the liver
- Improves digestion and elimination
- Lowers elevated cholesterol & triglyceride levels
Below are 4 amazing resources to help you on your exercise journey!
- Video on Movement – presented by HealingStrong Group Leader, Linda Murphy. *Includes a demo!
- “The 4 Minute Workout” – video by Zach Bush, MD. This is a great place to start with exercise!
- Video with Chris Wark and Cortney Campbell – live presentation originally presented at the HealingStrong Conference in 2018 where Cortney, 8 months pregnant at the time, instructs Chris on her normal home routine, including rebouding. 🙂
- Ways to connect with HealingStrong on a regular basis that will refresh your spirit.
*Above, Lesson on Movement, by HealingStrong group leader, Linda Murphy
*Above, 4 Minute Workout video by Zach Bush, MD
*The video above is a great resource on setting up your home for healing, including rebounding, featuring Chris Wark and Cortney Campbell
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