30 Medical Benefits – Townsend Letter for Doctors, 1995

The following is a list of 30 medical benefits you can expect to receive from participating in rebounding classes on a consistent basis.  This list was compiled by Dr Morton Walker and published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors 1995.

Rebound Exercise will:

  1. Increase the capacity for respiration
  2. Circulate more oxygen to tissues in the body
  3. Establish a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissue, and the oxygen made available
  4. Cause muscles to perform work in moving fluids through the body to lighten the heart load
  5. Tend to reduce the height to which the arterial pressure rises during exertion
  6. Lessen the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity
  7. Hold off the incidence of cardio-vascular disease
  8. Increase the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells
  9. Aid lymphatic circulation as well as the flow in the veins of the circulatory system
  10. Encourage collateral circulation
  11. Strengthen the heart and other muscles in the body so that they can work more efficiently
  12. Allow the resting heart to beat less often
  13. Lower elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  14. Stimulate the metabolism
  15. Promote body growth and repair
  16. Tone up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output
  17. Add to the alkaline reserve of the body which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort
  18. Chemically attain absolute potential of the cells
  19. Reserve bodily strength and physical efficiency
  20. Expand the bodies capacity for fuel storage and endurance
  21. Improve co-ordination through the transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibres
  22. Afford muscular vigour from increased muscle fibre tone
  23. Offer relief from neck and back pain, headache, and other pain caused by lack of exercise
  24. Enhance digestion and elimination processes
  25. Allow for better and easier relaxation and sleep
  26. Result in a better mental performance with keener learning processes
  27. Curtail fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women
  28. Minimize the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances and abdominal problems
  29. Tend to slow down aging
  30. Reduces the likelihood of obesity
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