For anyone researching how rebounding benefits the body and overall health, the answer may be closer to their heart than they think. Well obviously, you say, jumping up and down on a best rebounder is sure to get your heart pumping vigorously, and that’s good for the heart. Correct? Well yes and no, because that’s not all it does. A less well known fact about rebounding is that it also helps stimulate the immune system of the body through the lymphatic system – or the garbage collection and disposal system – in a way that very few other forms of exercise do.
According to NASA, the benefits from rebounding make it one of the most effective and efficient types of exercises “ever devised by man” – and that’s no small feat. Ever wonder why kids love jumping on the bed? That’s because it’s the closest thing to zero gravity when you hit that high point of every jump; in fact, it’s so addictive that nearly every parent knows that most children will NOT stop jumping until they’re threatened with dire consequences, such as suspension of access to all multimedia devices! This brings us to a very important aspect of rebounding benefits – stick-to-activity. Let’s go down that road a bit…
Most exercise routines require a measure of discipline to keep going at it day after day after day. This is something that every veteran weight loss aspirant knows only too well. Like fad diets and quick-fix solutions to weight problems, exercise routines are only as good as the amount of time that you engage in them for. Major problem here – most people are either too busy or too distracted by their daily life to pay much attention to the prerequisites of healthful living; given a choice between plunking themselves in front of a TV and getting up and using that a cruncher or elliptical exercise machine, or simply going for a walk, jog or run, the majority of those who really need to get in shape tend toward the more passive option. With rebounding, a large part of that internal inertia is eliminated: it’s fun so you don’t have to push yourself too hard to get on a trampoline and start jumping, but more than that, it keeps you motivated for a prolonged period of time – something that very few other exercise methods can do – Jane Fonda’s workouts included!
Now that the basic rebounding benefits have been covered, let’s mosey on to the heavier side of goodness that repeated rebounding sessions can afford. The heart being one of the most important muscles in the body gets the maximum benefit out of jumping up and down for joy. A simple routine of 2-minute bounces about 4-5 times a day can get the blood rushing to parts of the body you didn’t even know you had! An immediate feeling of better energy levels and feeling more active during the day will convince the most scalding skeptic that this is one of the best ways to exercise the heart. The positive effects of doing this even for a few weeks will be with you for months and years to come. Imagine what making this a part of your lifestyle can do for you!
Let’s not stop there -we’re on a roll now. The next big thing to be benefitted by rebounding exercises is the lymphatic system; perhaps not as glamorous as the heart and the circulatory system but very important nonetheless. The lymphatic system is the trash collection unit of the body. All those toxins produced perpetually by a healthy human body have to go somewhere; besides that, since the lymphatic system is not directly connected to the heart, it needs to be stimulated in another way – either by vigorous exercise or with massage therapy. This is where rebounding benefits come in: since the valves controlling the flow of lymph fluid are all unidirectional, jumping up and down ensures that they all open and close at the same time; research shows that this can enhance lymph flow by up to 15 times! The benefits of that on the immune system can hardly be exaggerated. In fact, the source of nearly everything from allergies to obesity can be found in an improperly functioning lymphatic system. That being said, it’s understandable why rebounding is taking on the frenzy of a fad. However, the long lasting benefits of rebounding go much further than any fad can possibly go.
The list of rebounding benefits goes on and on, but these major effects on the body are both undeniable as well as highly desirable. So what are you waiting for? Jump.