Jump for the Health of it! Benefits of Rebounding Exercise
Updated: Apr 18
Have you heard the one about the guy who was reading a book on anti-gravity? He couldn't put it down.
Jokes aside, gravity starts pulling on us before we are born and continues to pull on us throughout our entire lives. Every part of the body, regardless of where it is, has to cope with or adjust to the gravitational pull of the earth.
Rebound exercises utilize the forces of gravity, as well as the forces of acceleration and deceleration. When you land on a rebounder, every cell in the body has to adjust to the increased deceleration. When the springs take over and push the body up into the air, the body has to adjust to a weightless condition for a moment at a time. But that weightless condition is throughout the entire body regardless of where the cells are.
Rebounding on Mini trampolines loads Extra G-Force into your body has remarkable effects:
Activates Lymphatic System and Prevents Diseases
People who have sedentary work tend to have poor lymph flow and this is one of the one reasons why less active or inactive people more likely to susceptible to illness. Add poor nutrition to this and the negative effects are amplified. Since the body sends all its toxins and waste to the lymphatic system, a lack of exercise makes the lymph flow poor, so toxins accumulate in the body.
Improves Balance and Coordination
On the trampoline you experience constant movement, which makes it more challenging to stay still, forcing you to be aware of your centre of gravity at all times. Jumping improves your coordination and balance. These skills are important for children to develop, and for adults to maintain.
Also, the more blood flow your brain receives, the more your enzymes work, keeping you more alert and improving your reaction times. It also even enhances your vision.
Helps Develop Motor Skills
Taking a jump in the air for a brief fraction of the time forces the brain to function bilaterally. Meaning, both sides of the brain and body have to work as a team to keep and maintain one’s coordination.
The contraction and relaxation of muscles can help to clean the digestive system, allowing experiencing better and quicker digestion.
Adding breathing exercises to your jumps enables you to experience an amazing sensation of relaxation, stabilizing the nervous system which in turn can help you to avoid physical and emotional stress as well as depression.
Exercise creates endorphins, which make us happy, positive and more confident. Get happy but also get the thrill and fun which you experience while jumping up and down.
Constant trampoline jumping can increase your metabolic rate, helping your body to process nutrients more efficiently thus helping you to keep your weight under control.
Jumping/rebounding on trampolines burns up to 900 calories for the session and provides an ideal full-body workout. Physical activity can also help get your weight under control, which further reduces stress on your joints.
Strengthen the Pelvic Floor
For people with pelvic floor issues, Jumping is the right kind of exercise as it strengthens the surrounding muscles. It also helps to encourage proper digestive functioning which again is instrumental in maintaining healthy weight.
Whether you take insulin or not, bouncing on a mini trampoline can assist in regulating your levels of the hormone, by lowering blood sugar and increasing your cells’ ability to absorb glucose.
Immune System Booster
The main reason why jumping boots the immune system is that it effectively raises metabolism and enhances cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation. Increased blood flow moves lymphocytes and antibodies faster through your body, ridding it of impurities and invaders.
Jumping/rebounding is kind on the joints, is challenging yet relaxing and it's just plain FUN!
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