Feb 18th 2015
We know that any time you exercise and move your body, you're working your cardiovascular system. This, of course, is a great way to stay healthy and reduce weight, but not everyone can join a gym. And when the weather is freezing, walking or running outside is off limits. So, what's a smart and simple solution? Buy a rebounder! Trampolines are gaining in popularity because of their compact size, sleek design, and the vast rebounding benefits associated with jumping on a mini-trampoline.
Rebounders are mini trampolines that are fantastic tools for giving you a convenient and might I add, butt-kicking workout. As a busy mom, I adore my fitness trampoline because I can hop on it a few times a day between work, errands and family demands to get the workout I need. After all, just 20 minutes of rebounding equals 1 hour of running for a cardiovascular workout!
In addition to being a convenient workout tool and small enough to fit into any living room or bedroom, why else should you consider rebounding? You'll be surprised to learn it's not just about the cardiovascular benefits.
One of the most talked about rebounding benefits is how it boosts the lymphatic system to provide a full-body detox. The lymphatic system is like the garbage disposal of the body, but unlike the cardiovascular system that always has the heart to pump fluids, the lymph nodes need us to move to create the "pumping" result that helps our cells purge the toxins from our bodies.
Rebounding is one of the absolute best exercises for lymphatic health. Muscular contractions combined with the weightlessness of the up motion and the increased G-force of the downward motion stimulate the lymph nodes hard. In fact, exercise like rebounding can increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times!
So it's convenient, easy to do and benefits cardiovascular and lymphatic healthy. Fortunately, the benefits don't stop there. Low-impact rebounding benefits balance, posture, breathing capacity and coordination. Some reports say it even helps to support digestion, boosts the immune system, and relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women. Oh, and did I mention it reduces cellulite? The list goes on and on.
And one of the best parts of rebounding: it's fun! You won't be stuck on a boring machine for an hour. Put on some tunes or turn on your favorite TV show and get rebounding! You won't even realize you're working out, but 20 minutes later I guarantee you'll be feeling great!