Have you tried it? It’s got a list of benefits to our wellbeing, not least to the lymph which, as we know, needs a bit of a push to maintain its healthy flow: while it keeps our bodies clean and bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. And rebounding – jumping on a mini trampoline – is one brilliant way to do that. It’s also FUN.
Rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.
Vertical motion workouts such as rebounding are much different and much more beneficial and efficient than horizontal motion workouts, such as jogging or running.
The lymph fluid moves through channels called vessels that are filled with one-way valves, so it always moves in the same direction. The main lymph vessels run up the legs, up the arms and up the torso. This is why the vertical up-and-down movement of rebounding is so effective to pump the lymph.
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; and improves your sense of balance.
Rebounding strengthens your muscles overall, provides an aerobic effect for your heart, rejuvenates your body when it’s tired, and generally puts you in a state of health and fitness.
Jumping on a rebounder is remarkably gentle on the joints. There’s no solid ground to suddenly stop the bouncing of your feet. Your movements are perfectly safe, and they make the effect of gravity beneficial.
Extra Benefits Of Rebounding
- 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for cardiovascular workout
- Easy on the bones and joints (when using a therapeutic rebounder)
- Rebounding strengthens the heart muscle
- Profound body detoxification is possible
How Does Rebounding Help Detoxify The Body?
The lymphatic system is the metabolic rubbish collector of the body. It rids you of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons.
Unlike the arterial system, the lymphatic system does not have its own pump. It has no heart muscle to move the fluid around through its lymph vessels. There are just three ways to activate the flow of lymph away from the tissues it serves and back into the main pulmonary circulation. Lymphatic flow requires muscular contraction from exercise and movement, gravitational pressure, and internal massage to the valves of lymph ducts. Rebounding supplies all three methods of removing waste products from the cells and from the body.
How Does Rebounding Benefit The Muscles?
Rebounding allows the muscles to go through the full range of motion at equal force. It helps you learn to shift your weight properly and to be aware of body positions and balance.
When you jump, jog, and twist on a trampoline you can exercise for hours without getting tired. It’s great practice for skiing, it improves your tennis stroke, and it’s a good way to burn off calories and lose weight.
Some trainers think jumping for health is more effective for fitness and weight loss than cycling, running or jogging, and it has the added advantage of producing fewer injuries.
So, if you’re reaching your maturer years or looking for a way to mix up your leg day workout, why not give rebounding a go!