Best Exercise Ever


by mom on March 21, 2014

Do you want to know what the best exercise is? It is the exercise that you will actually do! For me, the best exercise is rebounding on a mini-trampoline. It is perfect for me because I leave my mini-trampoline, or rebounder, in the middle of the living room all day, so that when I have a few minutes I jump on it.  It also is available for my kids since we homeschool, and it is great for exercising during the cold winter months. It is also gentle on my leg that I badly injured several years ago.

Rebounding has many benefits. Rebounding:

  • is VERY lymphatic. It stimulates lymph flow, which benefits the body’s immune capacity for fighting current disease, destroying cancer cells, eliminating antigens and preventing future illness.
  • strengthens the back without strain
  • benefits every single cell in your body
  • can reverse osteoporosis
  • strengthens your spine
  • increases metabolism
  • improves balance & coordination
  • increases lung capacity & improves oxygen flow throughout the body
  • lowers blood pressure and increases red blood cell counts
  • exercises nearly every muscle in the body

I have been rebounding regularly for 3 months now and I love it! Because of my leg injury, I am unable to do any high-impact exercise. I started out walking on my rebounder 5 minutes per day, 3 times per week. I now rebound at least 20 minutes every morning, 5 days a week. I currently set my timer for 18 minutes and start my exercising. I walk the first two minutes, then I alternate running with high knees and walking every other minute until the timer goes off, then I walk for a 2 minute cool down period. 

Since I leave my rebounder out I am able to sneak in extra exercise whenever I have a few minutes.  My kids LOVE rebounding, especially my twin 7 year old boys. It is a great exercise for any age.  If you are extremely out of shape or have medical issues, you can even sit on the rebounder and have someone else bounce it gently for you a few minutes a day until you are able to do it yourself.  Elderly people with severe arthritis have been helped in this way until they are able to walk by themselves on the rebounder. It improves and can reverse osteoporosis.

I ordered my rebounder from Amazon and the only assembly it required was to screw the little legs on.  If I want to put it away, I simply unscrew the legs and hang them in a bag on my bedroom doorknob, and the trampoline part fits easily behind my open bedroom door because it only takes up a few inches of space when leaning on its side.  I ordered a Pure Fun 40 inch mini-trampoline from Amazon and it arrived in a couple of days.

Rebounding is great for any age or physical ability and it is inexpensive too. It is the best exercise for increasing bone strength, lung capacity, and improving balance.


DIY Baby Skin Cream and Diaper Rash Cream

You love your baby and want the best for them.  Don’t put toxic baby lotion or diaper cream on them.  Not all baby products are good for your baby’s skin, in fact, many of them are toxic. Make sure when you purchase skin care products for your baby to read labels.  If you really want to make sure the ingredients are good for baby, then make your own!

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DIY Baby Skin Cream and Diaper Rash Cream


1/4 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup shea butter

3 drops tea tree essential oil

5 drops lavender essential oil

If possible, use organic ingredients.  In a bowl, whip coconut oil and shea butter for one minute.  Scrape down sides.  Add three drops tea tree essential oil and 5 drops lavender essential oil.  Whip for one minute more.  Put into container.  Use sparingly on baby, a little goes a long way.

This skin-safe cream can also be used on children and adults.  Please test a small area first and observe for any allergic reaction.  I use this on the fine lines on my face and on my hands to soothe my dry skin.  You can put a little under your nose at night to help you fall asleep because lavender essential oil helps to calm and relax you so you can get a good night’s sleep.

I hope you try this DIY Baby Skin Cream and Diaper Rash Cream Recipe.  You can even give this as a gift to a new mama and her baby!


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