Why rebounding is so beneficial
My favorite form of exercise is rebounding on the mini-trampoline. I can rebound several times a day while I'm listening to podcasts on my ipod or watching television.
Most importantly, rebounding is FUN, so we stick to it! Have you ever noticed how children naturally enjoy jumping on a bed? Just as the astronauts experience while floating in space, your body is in a state of weightlessness at the top of the bounce.
The mini-trampoline subjects the body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 - 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding. Unlike jogging on hard surfaces which puts extreme stress on certain joints such as the ankles and knees eventually damaging them, rebounding affects every joint and cell in the body equally. Plus, there are no cars, dogs, and bad weather to worry about.
Rebounding may be used effectively in conjunction with niacin use to help detoxify fatty tissues.
Mini-Trampoline Exercise Good For Lymphatic System
The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Contrary to blood which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as aging. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.
Restrictive clothing prevents the flow of both blood and lymph. Wearing a bra to prevent sagging breasts actually weakens the muscles and connective tissue which helps to create sagging breasts. The free movement of the breasts during walking and exercise helps to pump the lymph through the breast tissue.
*Singer and Grismaijer, 1995.
Rebounding For Detoxification And Immune System Benefits
When the outer coating of cancer cells has been dissolved by the enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin, the immune cells attack the cancer cells. Therefore, supplementing one's healing diet with enzymes, combined with rebound exercise are a useful way to combat cancer.
The mini-trampoline and safety
Adults can start with 5 minutes of rebounding and increase their time as their fitness level improves. Seniors can start with 2 minutes several times per day, with at least 30 minutes between rebounding sessions. It's necessary for older people to start gradually in order to give the connective tissue holding the internal organs in place time to strengthen. This prevents the possibility of "prolapsed organs" - the only contraindication to rebounding reported in the medical literature. Therefore increase your rebounding time gradually.
Inactive seniors find that gently jumping on a mini-trampoline gives them renewed vigor and zest for life. Hyperactive children are reported to calm down after a few days of rebounding. Rebounding is for everyone and people can use the rebound mini-trampoline whenever they have a few minutes during the day.
The Many Benefits of Rebounding
Rebounding benefits the body in numerous ways
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat - which is highly beneficial for diabetes and a host of other diseases, provides an aerobic effect for your heart, and gives your body energy when it's tired. I jump on my mini-trampoline when I NEED energy, not just when I HAVE energy!
Daily rebounding offers numerous specific health benefits:
Rebounding's Oxygenating Effect
If you have a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats a minute, don't smoke, don't have chest pain, eat a healing diet, and engage in rebounding for 40 minutes or more daily, at least 5 days/week, theoretically it's not likely that you'll ever develop a heart problem if you have none now. Every day that you rebound for 40 minutes on a rebounder helps you to attain your heart rate target zone.
Jumping on a mini-trampoline offers the ideal low-impact aerobic effect because it qualifies as an oxygenating exercise. Rebounding might be considered a precursor exercise for better achieving the oxygen therapies.
The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding
The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids you of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons.
Rebounding's Stabilizing Effect on the Nervous System
Jumping on a mini-trampoline - along with yoga and deep breathing - is an excellent way to reduce stress. It can put the bouncing person into a trance-like state and provide wonderful relaxation. Jumping for health and fitness not only stabilizes the nervous system during the exercise session, but continues to help maintain a relaxed disposition even after one steps off the trampoline. The result is increased resistance to environmental, physical, and emotional stress. This is kind of thing whilch helps a person avoid psychosomatic disease and depression.
Rebounding and children
Children instinctively enjoy jumping around. They take to mini-trampolines like fish to water. One of the best things you can do to help instill the love of exercise in your child is buying a mini-trampoline, which sits around in the house and is always available for family members to use. Jumping on a mini-trampoline is one small step we can take toward solving our national epidemic of diabetes and obesity among children.
As for myself, I use this rebounder.
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