Benefits of Rebounding
There are several body, mind, and health benefits of rebounding. One of the most obvious reasons to take up rebounding is that it only requires a small amount of your time for a large impact on your health. The JumpSport® Fitness trampoline leaves no room for you to say “I don’t have time to work out.” Studies have shown just working out 20 minutes on a mini-trampoline is like running for 30 minutes. But what is the trampoline doing for you that is just so good? Here are the top 5 benefits of rebounding that will make you want to jump up and start re-thinking the way you work out!
Rebounding Is Good For...
This is at the top of our list because meeting a healthy weight goal and maintaining it is on most adult and now even young people’s minds. The act of rebounding works every muscle of the body; it is a true total body workout which improves your muscle-to-fat ratio. It can reduce cellulite (yes, read that again), and burn calories fast. Jumping boosts metabolism and improves resting metabolic rate so you can burn calories long after a workout. It will lowercirculating cholesterol and triglyceride levels too. Rebounding also enhances digestion and your elimination process which contributes to weight loss. Convinced yet?
Often times we read the word cardio and we think of a type of high-energy workout like Zumba where there is a lot of dancing or moving. But we are talking about the Heart; your life line. One of the over-looked benefits of rebounding is the way it can actually strengthen your heart. It can hold of incidents of heart disease by increasing lipids that work with proteins to move the fat out at a cellular level. Reduces blood pressure and increases blood circulation. It also increases respiration and capacity for breathing. Rebounding encourages muscle performance in circulating fluids to lighten the heart’s load making it the ideal cardio workout.
One of the benefits of rebounding is that it positively affects your body at a molecular and cellular level. Many oncologists recommend their patients to start rebounding even after they are in remission to help cleanse the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is how your body gets rid of harmful things and is key to overall health. The lymphatic system also supports your immune system so if you run out of airborne, don’t stress; just jump on your trampoline!
Balance & Mental Health
Speaking of stress, rebounding will help relax you! The same exercise that can release endorphins and give you energy can also help you sleep better at night. One of the other benefits of rebounding is improved mental performance. Rebounding helps circulate oxygen to the tissues including your brain. It can help your whole family stay focused; some studies have shown children with short attention spans can center and re-group by jumping on a trampoline. Rebounding improves balance by improving the brain’s responsiveness to the inner ear. Now combine JumpSport’s PlyoFit adapter for our fitness rebounders, and you will not only be working on balance, but also strengthening your core and improving coordination.
Keep Your Body Young
It’s like a springing fountain of youth! One of the other benefits of rebounding is that it slows down atrophy in the aging process. It also protects joints from chronic fatigue and the impact your body would absorb if you were just working out on a hard surface. It activates the pituitary gland which stimulates bones and encourages growth which is especially key in young children who are still developing. Often times, people associate increased G-force with rebounding but aren’t really sure what it does for the body. In addition to all the benefits above, G-force strengthens the musculoskeletal systems and G-force is greatest while jumping or being weightless.
30 Benefits Of Rebounding For Mind, Body And Overall Health
- Rebounding is an effective form of exercise by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self image
- Better mental performance with keener learning processes
- Improves coordination between the proprioceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers
- Improves balance by improving brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear
- Reduces feelings of anxiety and depression by an increase in endorphins.
- Aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system
- Reduces Blood Pressure when the arterial pressures rise during exertion
- Enhances digestion and elimination processes
- Encourages blood circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells
- Helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio
- Protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces
- Promotes tissue repair
- Easier on joints than the impact of running.
- Increases respiration and capacity for breathing
- Boosts metabolism and Improves resting metabolic rate; therefore more calories are burned for hours after exercise
- Holds off incidence of heart disease by lowering low-density lipoprotein (bad) in the blood and increasing high-density lipoprotein (good)
- Strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body
- Lowers circulating cholesterol and triglycerides levels
- Prevents chronic edema/swelling by decrease in the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system
- Provides an increased G-force (gravitational load) which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems
- Activates pituitary gland which stimulates bones and encourages body growth
- Circulates oxygen to the tissues
- Allows for deeper sleep and easier relaxation
- Keeps you young by slowing down atrophy in the aging process
- Encourages Muscle Performance by causing muscles to perform work in circulating fluids throughout the body to lighten the heart's load
- Rebounding for longer than 20 minutes at a moderate intensity increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, essential for improving endurance
- Aids alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort
- Boosts immune system and minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems
- Relives Pain from sore neck and back, headaches, and discomfort caused by lack of exercise
- Reduces blood pressure by lessening the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity
Putting Mini-trampolines to the Test
“After learning common movements and getting comfortable on the mini-trampoline, the participants completed a monitored trampoline exercise session while following a routine designed by JumpSport (www.jumpsport.com). The 19-minute JumpSport exercise video featured motivational music and incorporated a variety of choreography and movements to create a full-body workout. Heart rates and VO2max were collected every minute and caloric expenditure was calculated from the VO2 data. RPE was also assessed every five minutes.”