What is rebounding?
Rebounding is movement performed on a specially-designed trampoline designed to get your heart rate up and your lymphatic system working in a low-impact and FUN way.
It works your whole body whilst activating your lymphatic system to help your body to flush out toxins, bacteria and waste.
Below are 31 reasons why rebounding can improve your health and wellbeing.
- Strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.
- Provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems.
- Protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.
- Helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio.
- Aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system.
- Establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
- Increases capacity for breathing.
- Circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
- Results in better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
- Tends to reduce the level to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
- Can lessen the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.
- Increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
- Decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema.
- Improves resting metabolic rate; therefore more calories are burned for hours after exercise.
- Causes muscles to perform work in circulating fluids through the body to lighten the heart’s load.
- Encourages collateral circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells.
- Lowers circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Lowers low-density lipoprotein (bad) in the blood and increases high-density lipoprotein (good) holding off the incidence of coronary artery disease.
- Promotes tissue repair.
- Rebounding for longer than 20 minutes at a moderate intensity increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, essential for endurance.
- Adds to the alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.
- Improves coordination between the proprioceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibres.
- Improves the brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear, thus improving balance.
- Offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
- Enhances digestion and elimination processes.
- Allows for deeper and easier relaxation and sleep.
- Can curtail fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
- Minimises the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
- Tends to slow down atrophy in the ageing process.
- Is an effective form of exercise by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self image.
- Rebounding is fun!
Any movement will allow the lymphatic fluid to move. The best ways to maintain a healthy flow is to take brisk walks, run and jump. Jumping on a rebounder or trampoline is the best. 5 mins on a rebounder are equivalent to a 15 min run. The ultimate recommendation is 12 mins a day, as this exercises the heart. Experts say if you double your heart rate for 12 mins a day your chances of having a heart attack are highly unlikely. You can read more about the lymphatic system in an earlier blog post ‘Balance the lymphatic system for improved health and well-being’
After reading the 31 reasons why rebounding can improve your health and wellbeing I hope you invest in a rebounder or hop onto your children’s (or grandchildren’s) trampoline and have fun jumping around with them.