Rebounding is a great way to get your workout in without adding any undue stress to your joints, as well as a number of great health benefits including improved cardiovascular health and as well as increased immunity and suppler joints. Here’s a quick look at rebounding exercises and it’s many benefits.
What is Rebounding?
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At its essence, rebounding is bouncing on a trampoline, but rather than exist for the purpose of enabling the user to flip and jump as high as possible, rebounding is done on a mini trampoline called a rebounder — and the workout consists of a series of small and controlled movements. This form of exercise helps improve muscle tone and provides a great aerobic workout from the comfort of your own home — it’s almost the perfect exercise routine, and can be done by just about anyone regardless of physical fitness levels.
Lymphatic Benefits of Rebounding
Rebounding provides a ton of benefits to the lymphatic system, which acts as a garbage disposal for the system, flushing toxins out of the system through the movement of fluids. But lymph fluid relies on movement to travel through the body and eliminate toxins. The controlled, high impact exercise done on a rebounder has huge benefits for the immune system and is considered by many to be a detoxifying practice.
Though most exercises do a great job of getting the lymph fluid moving, rebounding offers the best bang for your time spent on physical fitness. For best results, wear loose-fitting clothing, as the extra movement.
Strong Heart, Bones and More
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Additionally, this is a great alternative to other forms of cardiovascular activity, and it supports bone health and improved joint mobility. Additionally, rebounding offers increased blood circulation in the body, delivering blood throughout the body—the limbs, heart, and brain, in particular.
NASA has long been studying rebounding in an effort to counteract the bone loss that occurs in a zero-gravity environment. Without gravity, the body gets rid of what it doesn’t need—which results in shedding some bone mass if left alone. Rebounding counteracts this process in space, but can also be a great way for older people or those with limited mobility to maintain strong bones and joints.
How to Pick the Right Machine
Rebounders don’t need to be a huge monetary investment, but you shouldn’t pick the cheapest model you can find either. Buying a rebounder is an investment in your health, and you’ll want to find a unit that makes sense for your goals. If you’re rebounding for lymphatic health, a unit with a softer bounce in the middle may be a good fit, while those looking for a major cardio workout may want to go with something firmer. In any case, a model with a solid frame that won’t wobble or squeak with use—trust us, this will get annoying over time.
Look for a unit that you can easily find replacement parts for if needed. Springs and pads may wear out over time and knowing where to buy extras may save you some cash in the long run.