Movement at home
Whether you perform gymnastics, bounce on a trampoline or jump rope is up to you, the only important thing is that you move!
Have you ever watched a cat after she wakes up? Right, she stretches herself extensively in every direction!
Our tip: Act like a cat in the morning and do some gymnastics in bed! Such movements stimulate the body's hormone production, rev up the circulation, and boost the metabolism.
Not much time in the morning? Then trampolining is just the thing for you! In just five minutes, trampoline jumping allows you to absorb as much oxygen into your body as a 3,000-metre (1.8-mile) run.
And trampolining offers even more benefits:
- Gentle landing on the trampoline protects the joints, while at the same time nourishing and promoting the formation of cartilage.
- Rhythmic up-and-down movements stimulate the intestinal muscles and support digestion.
- Swinging on the flexible trampoline mat improves coordination and balance.
- Rhythmic movements and concentration on staying in balance means your body relaxes and your mind clear. Trampolining is an excellent way to reduce stress.
Rope jumping is a wonderful exercise for people with little time, because five to ten minutes in the morning is enough to start the day off right. The exercise offers ideal training for all leg and arm muscles as well as for the shoulder girdle.
The exercise is recommended for those within ideal weight, because overweight exercises will find the activity puts too much strain on the joints.