I’ve literally been a couch slug for the past year – healing up from: broken left hip (2 pins) Nov. 2013, broken left knee Feb. 28, 2014, diagnosed with A-Fib and pneumonia in April 2014, and 2 collapsed vertebrae on Oct. 1, 2014 and balloon kyphoplasty surgery on Nov. 11th, 2014. GEEEZZZ… enough already!!
Last night I decided ENOUGH laying around and dug out the rebounder I bought in 2013 and began slowly bouncing – could not even flex my toes to push myself up and down… the knee hurts too bad (still has torn meniscus), so I did some medium steps for about 5 minutes… and felt immensely BETTER immediately! Slept like a log – for about 10 hours too!
I plan on doing 5 minutes 3-5 times a day and gradually build up my time each session until I can do a full 10-15 minutes 3 times a day! I expect my body to respond RAPIDLY, even tho I’m 71… I discovered that working on machines at the Y is just so-so… I’m NOT a joiner and HATE wiping down with TOXIC CHEMICALS every time I use a machine! So rebounding will be my method to improve rapidly and I will keep you posted how it goes here…!! <3
I’m wondering if there is a book or DVD aimed at seniors? I’ve been a health coach since 1968 and want to re-focus my practice on light therapy, EFT, breathing development and rebounding!! I spent several hours after rebounding last night reading Albert E. Carter’s first book – from 1988… The New Miracles of Rebound Exercise.
I’d also like to get certified to teach seniors! What a HUGE market there is…!