There are many health benefits of rebounding. Not only is it fun (who doesn’t love to jump on a trampoline?) but it’s very beneficial to the lymph system and metabolism.
I have to admit whenever I think of rebounding I think of the movie
Fried Green Tomatoes. TOWANDA! Besides giving me a good laugh rebounding actually has some great benefits. I personally do it because it gives me a boost of energy throughout the day and I only have to bounce for a few minutes to accomplish this. I am a busy mama during the day and am up half the time through the night with a little one, so you can imagine how appealing exercise is to me right now.
Rebounding, when done right, always gives me the extra boost I need. I feel good because I am getting a little exercise and it leaves me feeling re-freshed. Some days I do it for 10-20 minutes, other days I only do it for 5. It’s all about listening to your body and allowing yourself to leave the exercise while you feel energized.
It is suggested to start rebounding without letting your feet leave the trampoline. Start out by bouncing only a few minutes a day. Then work up to bouncing for a few minutes a couple times a day. Once you are comfortable with this routine, see how you feel allowing your feet to leave the rebounder and continue to progress from there.
There is no special routine that needs to be done. Just start out slow and the more comfortable you feel the more you can play and make up your own routine. I know it sounds like a silly simple exercise but I try to rebound 3-5 days a week and I am being completely honest when I say that I can see a change in my body both physically and emotionally just keeping up this short routine. I also get a nice peaceful boost of energy for those long nights with baby when I do yoga for relaxation but I will save that for another post!
10 Health Benefits of Rebounding
In doing my own research I have consistently come across these health benefits of rebounding when incorporating it into your life 3-4 times a week.
- It is most boasted as a cellular exercise since it works the entire body at once yet is gentle on the joints and ligaments.
- Is considered to be a strength, aerobic, flexibility and endurance exercise.
- Improves balance and coordination.
- Because of the extra forces of acceleration and deceleration it is said that an hours worth of regular exercise can be accomplished in 30 minutes on the rebounder.
- Circulates the lymphatic juices and cleanses the lymph system.
- Helps the body to remove toxins and then deliver and absorb nutrients at the cellular level where it can be converted into energy.
- Improves the immune system.
- Improves metabolic function.
- Stimulates all of the cells in your internal organs.
- It is great for all ages! (my son loves to bounce with me and it is a great way for him to get some exercise during the winter months when it is too cold and wet to walk or play at the park)
I’ve not come across one single rebounder that is “the best”. The one that I have at home is a hand-me-down…. Or is it a steal-me-down? I’m not sure. It was my sisters and I seemed to have adopted it! It’s not a fancy one by any means but works just fine for me! It is a Stamina and looks just like this one. I’m sure just about any mini trampoline will do. I would suggest reading reviews to see which one suits you best! I have read that if you don’t want to do any crazy jumping and keep it to a simple bounce, a soft bouncer is best and will absorb even more shock than a normal rebounder.