The myth is that because water keeps the heart rate lower, you’re not working as hard…
Bouncing around like kangaroos with huge smiles on their faces, Kangoo jumpers burn extra calories, stimulate their lymphatic systems and reduce the impact on their joints by up to 80 percent.
Traditionally used for physical therapy to help patients with balance and stability, fitness balls have now bounced their way into group exercise classes, yoga and Pilates studios, and even home gyms.
For decades, Americans have been bombarded with conflicting diet information. We’ve been told meat and cheese will kill us, and only a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet will keep us healthy. Then a no-carb, protein-only diet comes on the scene, and many people claim weight loss success. Who are we to believe?
Walking back to my bike, I felt ashamed that I hadn’t been paying attention to what this ride was for, or who might benefit, other than me with my smaller, tighter butt.