Dr. Kathleen Perry:
Hi. I’ve got an exercise I want to share with you today. One that can shake up your existing exercise routine, improve your bone density without putting any undue stress on your joints!
I’m Dr. Kathleen Perry, and I specialize in helping women over 50 embrace and enjoy life.
So, what am I talking about? It’s rebounding. Jumping up and down or jogging in place on one of those little mini tramps! So, much, fun! You can do it at home, put on your favorite music, do it at home, and really have a good time. So NASA did a study, and they took astronauts who had been up in space. During that time in space, not being exposed to gravity, their bone density went down. The astronauts came home, they started rebounding, they retested them, and they found out it increased their bone density! It has to do with the body’s physiological response to that up and down motion.
So I think you might want to give it a try, just because it’s so much fun! I would advise that if you are new to rebounding, or you’re worried about your balance a little bit, that you invest in one of the rebounders that has a hand rail attached to it. It’s a great way to get started. And, even if you are comfortable rebounding, you can use that handrail to assist you in improving your balance. So here’s what you do to improve your balance. You’re going to stand on one leg – but, the kicker is you’re going to close your eyes. That really adds a balance challenge.
I hope you enjoy rebounding. If you want more tips about healthy aging for women over 50, please check out my website at drkathleenperry.com. Thanks!
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