It's that time of week again – the day when I give you a sneak peek at practical, quick and dirty fitness tips from this week's Get-Fit Guy article.
See, each week, over at the Quick & Dirty Tips Network, I produce a free, easy-to-read article, accompanied by a short 5-10 minute audio version of that article. Everything there is focused on the latest fitness research, exercise news, and quick and highly practical muscle gain, fat loss and physical performance tips. It’s called “The Get-Fit Guy’s Quick & Dirty Tips To Slim Down & Shape Up”.
Here's your sneak peek from this week's article,“Does Trampolining Work For Fitness?”.
“…new research actually shows that some things you loved doing as a kid, such as running around in nature, not sitting for long periods of time and – you guessed it – jumping on a trampoline are great for your body, even as an adult.
The latest study, conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), discovered that, when it comes to heart rate and oxygen expenditure, bouncing on a mini-trampoline for less than 20 minutes a day is just as good for you as running, although participants reported that it made them feel better and was a lot more fun than actually running.
They specifically found that trampolining is rated as a “moderate-to-vigorous intensity” exercise that produces the same physiological benefits as running six miles per hour, cycling, or playing football, basketball or ultimate Frisbee. But as I mentioned earlier, when the participants were actually asked to rate how they felt during the trampoline workout, they reported that the workout felt far easier than it should have based on their cardiovascular response and calorie burn.”
Want to take a deeper dive? Read the whole article? Grab the audio version? Click here to go check it out now or bookmark for later. And if you want a rebounder for yourself, then you should know the rebounder they used in the study was a “Jumpsport“, the same brand I use.
Finally, if you have your own ideas for future fitness articles you'd like to see me write, leave your ideas in the comments section below.