Rebounding may just be the most fun you’ll ever have exercising. No, it has nothing to do with basketball – or those terrible 80s exercise videos. The mini trampolines used for rebounding will not only strengthen your muscles, but detoxify your body and improve your coordination. We introduced rebounding into our daily workout routines years ago, but if you’ve yet to try it, here are six awesome and surprising reasons to start.
The Benefits of Rebounding
1. Detoxifies Your Lymphatic System
Did you know that your lymphatic system is your body’s main “detoxifier”? It removes poisons, heavy metals and toxins from your body to keep you happy and healthy.
But here’s the thing – your body relies on movement to “pump” these toxins out. And no other exercise can get the degree of movement needed to really activate the lymph system like rebounding.
There are three main components to rebounding: gravity, acceleration and deceleration. It’s that up and down movement that really gets the lymphatic fluid flowing and flushes out toxins.
2. Increases Bone Density
NASA uses rebounding to help astronauts regain lost bone density from space travel. In fact, a study conducted by NASA found that rebounding helps remineralize bones, which is great news for those with osteoporosis. The best part? Rebounding is gentle on the joints – unlike running on hard surfaces.
3. Strengthens Muscles
Rebounding can provide you with a full-body workout that strengthens nearly every muscle in your body. Each time you bounce up and down, the G-force is about two times your weight if your feet don’t leave the mat, and 3 times your weight if you jump six inches off the mat. This means that if you’re holding a 10lb dumbbell while you jump, you’re essentially adding 30 additional pounds of stress to every muscle in your body.
4. Improves Coordination and Balance
Rebounding forces you to be in the present moment and focus on what you’re doing. In time, this improves your mind/body connection, which also improves your coordination and balance. Reaction time is also improved as your body is constantly moving in different directions.
5. Helps You Lose Weight
If you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds, rebounding a great place to start. As a form of cardiovascular exercise, rebounding will help you burn more calories and reach your weight loss goals.
6. It’s fun!
Let’s face it – not many people really enjoy working out. Strength training and running on the treadmill can be mundane and boring. But rebounding makes exercise fun. No matter whether you’re young or old, rebounding makes you feel like a kid again. And if exercise is fun, we’re more likely to stick with it.
Rebounding is a fun exercise that anyone can do – and you don’t even need a gym membership to enjoy its benefits. Portable and easy to store, the mini trampolines used for this exercise are small enough to fit in any size home or apartment. From detoxification to muscle strength and weight loss, there are so many great reasons to add rebounding to your daily workout routine.