When was the last time you jumped on a trampoline? Do you remember how good it felt and how every cell in your body felt awake and activated?
Well it’s not just in your head.
The rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid and the aqueous fluid within the eyes (many people claim improved eyesight), and does wonders for the intestines.
All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased G-force during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to five times more active. Wellbeing Journal
A simple way to achieve this somewhat quirky but fun exercise is to pull out your old rebounder! Yes that’s right, I know your thinking g-strings over leotards and sweat bands but shake that thought because they can seriously whip you into shape with unique benefits.
As stated above, by creating g-forces it promotes lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in your lymphatic system. Unlike blood our lymphatic fluid doesn’t have a pump (our blood has our heart) so all our environmental and food toxins tend to sit in our lymph nodes (which lead to acidity and disease), like our groin, neck and armpits.
There are only 3 ways you can create lymphatic flow
1. muscular contraction from exercise and movement,
2. gravitational pressure, and
3. internal massage to the valves of lymph ducts
So the more you move your body, the more it moves your lymphatic fluid, which promotes detoxification in your body. Rebounding does all 3!
Rebounding is a way of boosting your energy, getting your lymph system flowing, losing weight, toning muscle, alkalising your body, increasing your agility, improving your sense of balance and strengthening every organ in your body.
Probably the best part is the fact that rebounding is great on your joints. What could otherwise be quite demanding on your body if done on the ground, turns into a rejuvenating, low impact way of adding cross training, or active recovery sessions to your fitness workouts.
Personally, I have a lympholine mini trampoline which is a full suspension rebounder but all good fitness stores sell them. Whenever I feel lethargic, or a scratchy throat I bounce on the trampoline to try to wake up my immune system. There are some great workout DVD’s out there and recommend the Tracy Anderson cardio DVD’s which somehow have made it to Youtube so you can view it here free…and her first edit but which I prefer here . Just pop on your own playlist and bounce away!
So what do you think? Are you a rebounder fan? Or perhaps you could just jump on the kids trampoline in the backyard this weekend and test the waters..