People with arthritis often make the big mistake of eliminating exercise from their daily routine. Most people think it simply makes sense since the grind that comes from even the most basic movements can aggravate intense pain in the joints. However, the lack of exercise can make the condition worse; inactivity leads to obesity, one of the factors in developing rheumatoid arthritis.
The good thing is that there are low injury and low impact activities that can replace basic aerobic exercises (walking and jogging). Jumping on the trampoline or rebounding is one of the safest exercises of all ages.
Physicians and various researchers have proven the therapeutic advantages of using a trampoline for many types of medical conditions. Here are some of the benefits of using trampoline therapy for rheumatoid arthritis:
A Moderate Intensity and Total Workout
A trampoline workout uses many major muscles, thus, increases heart rate, and boosts flexibility and reflexes. It develops fitness and balance, which becomes critical without well-used joints. It strengthens the muscles, ligaments, tendons and improves mobility. Overall, it eradicates obesity and promotes good health, according to Trampolines.com.
Absorbs the Impact
The trampoline absorbs the impact of the exercise, while allowing the joints to move. There is a good reason why NASA found trampolining 68 percent better than jogging when it comes to developing upper and lower body strength. The period of acceleration and deceleration is much longer in bouncing than with activities such as jogging where the surface has none at all. It avoids shinsplints and knee difficulties associated with exercise on a concrete surface.
Strengthens Without Straining
Trampolining uses three natural forces: gravity, acceleration and deceleration. The body automatically adapts and strengthens itself to cope with different conditions presented to it. Being exposed to higher gravitational force trains it to cope with the added stress. This enables every cell in the body exposed to the same forces to improve accordingly, even the joints.
Prevents Bone Loss
Clinical tests show that bouncing helps treat patients with both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. This prevents excess calcium loss from the spine and other major bone regions, bringing dramatic improvement and relief to those who suffer from arthritis.
These are just some of the benefits of using trampoline workout in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Trampoline exercises are effective in alleviating pain from this lifelong condition and improving fitness in a fun and safe way.