Spring is Jumpin’ With DealDash

If you’ve had enough of Spring already and want to jump on into Summer, how about using a trampoline from DealDash?

Sounds fun, right? Well, if you’ve never had a trampoline before, I’m here to tell you that it’s not just for children’s entertainment. Using a trampoline can actually have a great impact on your health. Here are a couple of ways that the trampoline can help you get a little bit healthier:

Improves Your Lymphatic System –

The lymphatic system helps remove wastes from the body. The lymphatic system runs vertically along the extremities, but the lymphatic system has no pump to keep lymphatic fluid and waste products moving. The lymphatic system requires muscle contractions to move waste up the system and away from the extremities. Exercise of almost any kind can help generate this movement, but the up-and-down bouncing of trampolining is extra effective because it’s simple to perform and stimulates the lymph system’s one-way valves to open and close simultaneously, increasing lymph flow substantially as it works against gravity to move up the lymphatic system.

Low Impact Cardio – When you jump on a trampoline, the flexible surface moves with you as you land, reducing the impact of landing. Unlike other forms of cardiovascular fitness such as jogging – where the impact of making contact with the ground can lead to bone and joint injuries of the ankles, knees, and hips – trampolining is less likely to generate these types of impact-based injuries. However, the jumping motion still enables you to increase your heart rate and breath rate, thereby improving your cardiovascular fitness when performed regularly.

Gold's Gym Circuit Trainer Mini TrampolineSkywalker Trampolines Round Trampoline and Safety Enclosure

Not only is the trampoline fun for just about any age it can improve your health. DealDash has the two types of trampoline that are most commonly found in or around a person’s home – the mini trampoline and the larger outdoor trampoline. The mini trampoline is mostly meant for fitness applications, but it can also be great fun for kids to get some energy out on a rainy day. The larger outdoor trampolines are great for kids and families, but please remember to get a safety enclosure to go with your trampoline.

If you would like to check out both the mini and the outdoor trampoline just click on over to DealDash, and you can see what is available. If you see something you like that isn’t currently up for auction, be sure to click the blue “Alert Me” button and DealDash will send you an email when the auction will be starting soon.

Trampolines can be a lot of fun, but DealDash is always my go-to fun activity in any season. Go check out the Hobbies, Outdoors, & Sports category on DealDash and see if there’s something that you and your family can use for some jumping into summer fun. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Marathon Monday from DealDash!

Happy Marathon Monday from DealDash! Today is Marathon Monday, so to celebrate, let’s talk about marathons and running.

In case you didn’t know, the Boston Marathon is always held on Patriots’ Day, which is a holiday that is only celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine, and it’s always on the third Monday of April. The first Boston Marathon was in 1897, and it was inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events.  THe Boston Marathon started with 18 participants in 1897, and now the marathon attracts an average of about 30,000 registered participants each year, with 30,251 people entering last year in 2015.

You don’t need to be a marathoner to be a great runner, though. You just need drive, determination, stamina, some free time, and some suitable running gear. DealDash can help you cultivate drive, determination, and stamina by participating in auctions, and DealDash can also help you out with some great running gear. DealDash has recently added some awesome new athletic clothing to their lineup of auctions, if you check out this link here it will take you right to them so you can browse around and see if there are any auctions that you would like to bookmark.

 

The most important article of clothing when you are running, however, is your shoes, of course. There are so many brands and styles of running shoes out there to choose from, here are some quick tips on getting a great pair of running shoes.

  • Fit – You need to be professionally fitted for your running shoes, and even after being fitted at the shoe store it’s advisable to try on many many pairs of shoes to make sure that they are a perfect fit.
  • Terrain – Are you planning on running on the road or a similar flat surface like a track? Or are you planning on running on sand, dirt, or a soft surface? You should decide this before you go shopping, because while you technically CAN throw on any pair of shoes to run on any surface, it’s a much better plan to decide what surface you are planning on running before you purchase your running shoes.
  • Frugality – You should get the best pair of running shoes that’s feasible for you and your current situation. The best way to save money on buying your running shoes is to win gift cards for Foot Locker on DealDash. If you would like to check out the Foot Locker gift card auctions on DealDash just click this link here and it will take you to DealDash so you can check them out. $100 Foot Locker Gift Card

 

I hope that this article gave you a little inspiration and motivation to start a running program for health and fitness. DealDash would love to hear any success stories that the blog readers have had. Feel free to post a comment and tell us about your fitness journey. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

Goodbye July, Hello August!

July is winding down, and August is right around the corner. Have you been getting the most out of your summer? Let’s think of some ways to make August even better!

Do you and your family all have bikes? My family does, and one way or another I got them from DealDash! I purchased mine and my fiance’s bikes from Target with gift cards from DealDash, and the kid’s bikes I won for less than $2 final value fee. Amazing! Riding bikes around the neighborhood with my family is one of my favorite summer activities. If you haven’t gotten bikes for your whole family to ride together, I suggest you put it on your list of things to do in August.

 

Another great thing to do in August would be to take a short trip. There’s nothing quite as satisfying to me as to “play hooky” on a Friday from work, and take the kids on a road trip for a long weekend. Luckily for us we live in New England, where the states are on the small side; We can easily take a long weekend to New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, or even Maine and still have lots of time left over for fun before we have to head back. If you’re looking for some new luggage for a trip, DealDash has you covered. They have full sets, single suitcases, and even rolling duffle bags.

 

Lastly, how can your summer be complete without taking your family fishing together? There are definitely a few things that you need to remember if you’re going to be taking the whole family along:

  • Bring sunblock -Nothing ruins the memory of an awesome family fun day like a painful sunburn.
  • Bring bug spray – See above. Bug bites ruin your day.
  • Bring food/drinks – Especially if you have small kids. They get hungry, and hungry quickly turns to crankiness if they aren’t fed.
  • Bring a first aid kit- Better safe than sorry.
  • Have fun! Enjoy these precious moments with your family and enjoy the day together!

 

DealDash not only has all sorts of fishing gear, but they also have coolers and first aid kits if you need to replace yours. Go check out the Hobbies, Outdoors, & Sports category on DealDash and see if there’s something that you and your family can use for your awesome family activities in August. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

 

The Endless Summer Days of DealDash

How’s your summer going? Have you done anything special? Well, DealDash has something special going on right now called Endless Summer.

Sounds fun, right? What would you do if you had a totally endless summer? I’m the type of person who can’t take the hot weather, so I like to stay inside until dusk, then get out the mosquito-killing tiki torches and hang out outside on my deck.

 

We also love to grill out almost every night in the summer. Burgers, chicken, steaks, even pineapple is great on the grill. Here’s the easiest and most delicious recipe for grilled pineapple:

Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 pineapple – peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Whisk brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Pour sugar mixture into a large resealable plastic bag. Place pineapple wedges in bag and shake to coat each wedge.
  3. Grill pineapple wedges on the preheated grill until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

See! Easy and so delicious, too. One of the best things about cooking out on the grill is there’s hardly any mess to clean up. No pots and pans to wash, and if you’re going to be eating outside you might as well use paper plates, too.

Another favorite summer activity of almost everyone I know is swimming. No matter if your pool is big or small, just about everyone loves to cool off in a pool when the summer weather gets hot.

 

However, as fun as swimming pools are, please remember your basic pool safety rules. An adult should always be actively watching children while they are in a pool. For infants and toddlers, an adult should be in the water and within arm’s reach, providing reassurance as well as an arm to grab onto if needed.  For older children, an adult should be paying constant attention and free from distractions, like talking on the phone, socializing, tending household chores, or drinking alcohol. The supervising adult must know how to swim. If these simple safety rules are followed everyone should be able to stay safe and happy!

 

Of course, DealDash is always my go-to fun activity in any season. Go check out the Hobbies, Outdoors, & Sports category on DealDash and see if there’s something that you and your family can use for some Endless Summer fun. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!