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I’m really excited because last night I got to spend the night at a farm.  Some friends of mine are farm-sitting up in Niwot and they had me and a couple girlfriends up for a slumber party last night.  I was in absolute heaven.  Not only do I dream of someday having a little farm of my own, but this was a really sweet pad with super-plush carpeting, a hot tub from which we watched the stars, and, best of all, a giant trampoline!

Trampolines are fun and all, but what’s the big deal?  Well, despite the risk for sprained ankles, broken necks, and twisted wrists, trampolines can actually be good for you.  I learned about this in a book called Crazy Sexy Diet:  Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! by Kris Carr.  As I may have mentioned, a few months ago I did a 3-week cleanse with a bunch of friends and that cleanse came from this book.  The lovely Ms. Carr has had cancer for the last 8 years and has been keeping it under control through diet, exercise, and lifestyle and this book goes into all the details.  In it, she talks about rebounding, or bouncing on a trampoline, and how good it is for detoxing.

Wait, what?  The theory goes that when you bounce, your body, and therefore every cell in your body, experiences being in and out of gravity, over and over again.  This alternating between gravity and non-gravity acts like a pump to flush the bad stuff out of your cells.  Hence, bouncing like a little kid makes your healthier overall.  According to Kris, you’re supposed to rebound for 35 minutes a day.  And if you do it with friends, on a soaked trampoline in the moonlight, you might just laugh your head off like I did.  We all know laughter’s the best medicine, so it’s really a two-for-one kind of deal.  And who doesn’t love a BOGO?