The idea of rebounding has been around for a long time, but it gained notoriety in a 1980 study that NASA published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. NASA studied the benefits of rebounding in hopes to find an efficient way to help astronauts regain bone and muscle mass after being in space.
“Results indicate that the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater in trampoline jumping than in running, which finding could be of use in the design of procedures to avert deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness.”
Another German Study:
There was also another German study that re-confirms what NASA stated years ago published in the German Journal of Sports Medicine in February of 2018, which validates the effectiveness of rebounding to significantly improve your physical health. Although the participants only exercised 57 minutes a week the researchers gathered that “Mini-trampoline exercises induce substantial aerobic intensity and energy expenditure… and can be implemented as an alternative to other exercises to fulfill the WHO [World Health Organization] recommendations.”
Some of the Many Benefits of Rebounding:
- Take in more oxygen
- More energy, improved endurance
- Great for weight loss
- 68% more effective than jogging (according to NASA)
- Rejuvenate your body when tired
- Lowers cholesterol
- Tones the body from the inside out
- Moves the fluid in your body, especially lymphatic
- Expands and contracts the internal organs
- Lymph drainage (full body detox)
- Weight loss
- Higher bone density
- Cellulite reduction
- Improved balance and posture
- Works the abdominals, legs, buttocks and deep back muscles
Rebounding for Detoxification:
Rebounding is an excellent way to drain your lymph and detoxify your body. The lymphatic system of vessels and organs works hard cleaning up behind the rest of your biological systems. This lipid-based system has a thick fluid called lymph which accumulates cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and cancer cells, filtering them as it travels through the lymph nodes. There are hundreds of lymph nodes in the body, which are about the size and shape of a pea. In the lymph nodes there are specialized cells called t-lymphocytes and b-lymphocytes, which will attack any dangerous organisms.
Lymph draining helps to filter out these toxins and detoxify your system through movement because unlike your heart, which has its own pump, the lymphatic system depends on gravity, movement, and pressure. Lymph vessels are activated when you move your body, and rebounding is an absolutely amazing way to improve lymphatic drainage and strengthen your immune system.
How Many Minutes A Day Should You Be Rebounding?
That all depends on your goal, for detoxification support, you can rebound for at least 15 minutes daily. Try three five-minute sessions throughout the day. For weight loss support, you can rebound for 15-20 minutes at a moderate or slightly more intense rate (all at one time), at least three times per week.
*Please always check with your own health care professional before incorporating any workout regimen.