Date: 4 October 2020
By: Brigitte Nowicki
Rebounding is exercise that works on every cell in the body in a unique way, thus it strengthens the entire body from the inside out, increases circulation, improves digestion and elimination, burns fat, strengthens the heart, and improves cell efficiency. Through regular rebounding, you can reduce stress, improve endurance, strengthen muscles and bones, and reverse the symptoms of aging, increase longevity and improve your quality of life. All this in one piece of equipment that can be used at any health or fitness level and regardless of age!
When you bounce on a rebounder (mini-trampoline), several actions happen:
-There is an acceleration action as you bounce upward
-For a split-second there is a weightless pause at the top
-Then there is a deceleration at an increased G-force
-Then there is the gentle impact as you descend to the rebounder
Suitable for all ages and all levels of health & fitness…Your body loves to bounce.
o Exercises the cells – strengthens and cleanses every cell in your body with every bounce
o 68% more effective than running ie 20 minutes of vigorous bouncing has the same value as 60 minutes of running without the stress impact on ankles and knees
o Boosts lymphatic drainage, detoxifying the body and stimulating immune function
o Increases bone and muscle density and strength as a result of the triple G-Force (gravity, acceleration and deceleration) of each bounce
o Oxygenates all the tissues
o Boosts endurance at a cellular level
o Rebounding 10 to 15 minutes per day can boost collagen production ie moving up and down causes weight bearing on the collagen protein fibres and they become more resistant
o Improved blood flow to skin which brings nutrients and oxygen, encouraging cell repair
o It reduces pain and inflammation while increasing strength and flexibility.
o Helps improve co-ordination, balance and overall motor skills
o Boosts Metabolism
o Relieves stress buy increasing blood flow, loosening tight muscles and releasing endorphins
o Strengthens bones and lubricates joints
o Stabilizes hip joints and supports pelvic floor health ie works deep core muscles to prevent incontinence
o Flushes out lactic acid, reducing muscle soreness
o Strengthens the heart
o Builds the immune system
o Reduces sciatica, ankle problems and stress on joints
o Improves body alignment
o Relaxes overused muscles
o Slows the aging process
o Straightens the spine
There are three natural forces: gravity, acceleration, and deceleration. Rebounding lines up acceleration and deceleration with gravity. The G Force factor is what gives you all the benefits of rebounding. Your body weight is equal to 1 G Force.
When you start bouncing up and down, your body is subjected to the forces of acceleration and deceleration plus gravity. This combination of forces creates an increase in G Force – each and every cell feels this increase, which is the equivalent of doubling your weight. In response to being placed in this environment, the cells adjust by getting stronger. Each and every cell gets stronger – not just muscle cells as with other workouts.
Because the lymphatic system is activated by this type of activity, rebounding also cleanses cells ie the cells are constantly being flushed of metabolic waste and saturated with oxygen, nutrients, enzymes etc. The rate of diffusion of water through cell membranes is increased because rebounding activates one way valves in the veins of the lymphatic system. Valves open (during acceleration, or as you are rising upward on the bounce) and close (during deceleration). For this reason, rebounding is good for detoxification and immune boosting activity. Since it affects each cell in the body, it increases cell energy and mitochondrial function.
Another major benefit of rebounding is its benefit to the skeletal system. Just as astronauts lose bone mass in space as a response to the decreased need for strong bones in a zero gravity environment, weight bearing exercise increases bone mass. Rebounding is especially effective at this since it increases the weight supported by the skeletal system with the increased G-force of jumping.