Rebounding is a fun and effective remedy for multiple ailments. It’s one of our favorite health activities at home because it’s one of the best remedies for the immune system! Aside from the simple benefit of getting your body moving and burning calories, rebounding also offers a number of very specific health benefits.
What Is Rebounding?
Very simply, rebounding is just jumping or bouncing on a trampoline. However, unlike most trampoline bouncing, the goal of rebounding is not to jump high or to perform a number of intricate gymnastic tricks. Rather, the goal in rebounding is to perform a series of specific small, controlled movements that improve health.
The series typically involves three basic exercises in conjunction with a number of variations on the basics. The three basic moves are the health bounce, the strength bounce, and aerobic bouncing. The health bounce involves gently bouncing up and down leaving the feet intact with the trampoline mat. The strength bounce focuses on jumping as high as you (safely) can and strengthens the primary and stabilizer muscles throughout the body. Aerobic bouncing involves jumping jacks, running in place, bouncing on one foot, dancing, twisting, and completing any variety of other crazy maneuvers you can think of to increase your heart rate and make you sweat.
What Are the Health Benefits of Rebounding?
Aside from the simple benefit of getting your body moving and burning calories, rebounding also offers a number of specific health benefits. The list below includes the 7 things you can do for your body by beginning a rebounding regimen.
1. Increase Lymphatic Flow
Rebounding increases lymphatic circulation better than any other exercise. Lymphatic fluid is responsible for immune function, so stimulating this flow has the effect of boosting white blood cells that eliminate bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and cancer cells.
2. Detoxify the Body
In conjunction with stimulating lymphatic flow, rebounding also initiates detoxification of the body. The process stimulates a pumping action in the body that draws waste out of the cells and pushes oxygen and nutrition in.
3. Increase Cardiovascular Health
Rebounding gets the heart pumping and the blood flowing, which safely improves cardiovascular health.
4. Improve Cell Health
Rebounding is a cellular exercise that helps strengthen the cells of the organs, glands, and tissues.
5. Boost Metabolism
Regular exercise has the effect of increasing metabolism and burning additional calories to support weight control.
6. Improve Digestion
The constant push and pull of rebounding enhances the digestive process and helps in the elimination of cellular waste.
7. Reduce Body Fat
The muscle sculpting practice of rebounding helps eliminate fat and build muscle (and who doesn’t want that).
What’s the Cost of a Rebounder?
Rebounders are sold all over the internet and in most sporting goods stores. Amazon.com also sells them starting around $35. You can also check out Craigs List and Ebay for used rebounders in your area.
Whether you are currently following an exercise regimen or not, get a trampoline and start bouncing. Let us know how this simple exercise changes your life and transforms your health! Keep reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic contributors who have tried rebounding for various medical ailments. Tried it? Let us know what you think!