My one and only interaction with a Rebounder (I used to call it a mini trampoline but now I know better) was immediately after the birth of my son. My husband came home with one and days after giving birth, I decided to do sit ups as well as exercise on the rebounder. If you’ve ever had a baby, you know neither of these is not a smart idea days after pushing out a tiny human. I learned the hard way.
Fast forward to many many years later, and I’ve been reading a lot about the practice of rebounding. I think my body has more than healed so I’m ready to start jumping. But not too much.
Here are some benefits of rebounding:
1. Rebounding provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which benefits the body by strengthening the musculoskeletal systems.
2. Rebounding protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.
3. Rebounding helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio. Rebound Exercise benefits you by giving you more control over these.
4. Rebounding benefits lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system. This benefits the body’s immune capacity for fighting current disease, destroying cancer cells, eliminating antigens and preventing future illness.
5. Rebounding circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
6. Rebounding establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
7. Rebounding increases capacity for respiration.
8. Rebounding tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
9. Rebounding lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.
10. Rebounding assists in the rehabilitation of existing heart problems. Rebound Exercise also benefits recovery from heart procedures, providing gentle, low impact circulation. (Case: Cardiac Rehabilitation Using A ReboundAIR)
11. Rebounding increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
12. Rebounding gradually improves resting metabolic rate so that more calories are burned for hours after exercise. Related, Rebound Exercise benefits the post-exercise “Glycogen Replenishment” process.
13. Rebounding causes core muscles and large muscle groups to contract, resulting in the rhythmic compression of the veins and arteries, which more effectively moves fluids, both blood and lymphatic, through the body and back to the heart, lowering peripheral blood pressure and lightening the heart’s load.
14. Rebounding decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema.
15. Rebounding encourages collateral circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells.
You can find inexpensive Rebounders like this one, costing a mere $36 (not affliate links) to a mid-range price like this one that’s $54, and more expensive ones like this Bellicon, the Rolls Royce of rebounders as well as the Needak which is top rated by many rebounding enthusiasts.
I guess it would be pretty easy to bounce away on a rebounder while watching TV or listening to music. I want to give this a whirl! Will you try rebounding? Do you currently do it? Do tell!