What is Rebounding?
Rebounding is a form of aerobic exercise performed while bouncing on a mini-trampoline. Jumps can be fast or slow, and can be mixed with rest or aerobic stepping.
Rebounding can help work the muscles in the legs, increase your endurance, and strengthen your bones, among a number of other benefits. This type of exercise is gaining popularity because it’s gentle on the joints but allows you to work your cardiovascular system without taxing the body.
Read on to learn about the benefits of rebounding!
1. Removes lactic acid
When you work up a sweat, and you struggle to get enough oxygen traveling around the body, your muscles produce lactic acid. The body generates lactate, which can be converted into energy, but this often causes lactic acid to be left behind when you finish exercising. Rebounding is an effective means of cleansing the lymphatic system and flushing out toxins, as the action of jumping stimulates the lymphatic system and creates a vacuum, which enables the body to dispose of waste products. Jumping is one of the most effective ways to rid the body of unwanted toxins.
2. Increases oxygen flow
Rebounding is an aerobic exercise, which increases oxygen flow and improves lung capacity. When you’re on a rebounder, and you’re following a workout program, your heart rate will increase, which enables more oxygen to be carried around the body in the red blood cells. The more intensely you exercise, the faster the heart will beat, increasing the volume of oxygen in the body. Using a rebounder has also been found to increase oxygen uptake. Studies carried out on astronauts showed that oxygen uptake was up to 68% higher when rebounding than running.
3. Increases blood flow
When you exercise, you can usually feel your heart start to beat faster within a few seconds. As your body is put through its paces, your heart works harder and it pumps more vigorously to enable more oxygen to reach the muscles. When you rebound, you’ll feel your heart pounding, and you may also notice that your cheeks start to redden. These are signs that your circulatory system is in full swing, and that more blood is moving around the body.
4. Boosts circulation
Your circulatory system is responsible for delivering blood cells, which carry oxygen, around the body. Exercising on a regular basis boosts your circulation, better preparing your body for physical activity and helping you to regulate your body temperature and stay warm when the mercury drops. If you don’t have good circulation, you may find that you get cold very easily. The extremities, the hands and feet, are usually the worst affected body parts. Rebounding is a fun and effective way to improve your circulation and get the blood pumping.
5. Lower risk of heart disease
Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the US. Rebounding tackles some of the most pressing risk factors for cardiovascular complications, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Exercising on a regular basis can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes and helping to lower the risk of atherosclerosis. This is a condition, which causes the arteries to harden and narrow. A rebounder may also have lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which could also help to keep heart problems at bay.
6. Increase red blood cell production
The red blood cells play a crucial role within the body. They are responsible for delivering oxygen to the organs and muscles. When you rebound, this stimulates the red bone marrow, which increases red blood cell production. The more red blood cells you have, the more hemoglobin you have, and the more oxygen is pumped around the body.
7. Strengthens the heart
Your heart is a muscle, and like other muscles, it gets stronger and larger the more you use it. It’s hugely beneficial to work out to condition your heart muscle and keep it healthy for as long as possible. Exercise of any kind will benefit your heart, but rebounding is particularly good for heart health, as the nature of the movements and increased G-force results in greater, more powerful contraction. When the heart works harder, it becomes stronger.
8. Lower resting heart rate
Your heart rate represents the number of times the heart beats in a minute. The average adult has a resting heart rate of 60-100 beats per minute. When you exercise, your heart rate increases, and it falls again when you stop. A low resting heart rate often indicates efficient heart function and good cardiovascular fitness. Rebounding helps to nourish and strengthen the heart and improve circulation, which are likely to contribute to a lower resting heart rate and faster recovery times after activity.
9. Reduce cholesterol levels
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. If you have high cholesterol, rebounding can have an incredibly positive impact. Regular exercise is proven to lower LDL (sometimes known as bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels and increase HDL (often known as good cholesterol). If you have excessive levels of fatty products circulating in the bloodstream, there’s a risk that they can start to collect within the arteries, causing them to narrow. Exercises like rebounding help to prevent this from happening, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
10. Encourages collateral circulation
Collateral circulation occurs when there is a blockage or an obstruction, which prevents blood from flowing normally through a vessel, such as an artery or a vein. In this case, collateral circulation causes blood to flow through an alternative pathway. Rebounding encourages collateral circulation by increasing the density of the capillary network within the muscles and shortening the distance between the vessels and the cells the blood is trying to reach.
11. Supported thyroid
Rebounding helps to support and protect the endocrine system, which contains all the glands in the body that create and release hormones. Hormones play a vital role in regulating all kinds of different functions within the body. One of the most important glands is the thyroid gland, which is found in the neck. The thyroid secretes T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine) into the bloodstream. These hormones are essential for every single cell in the body. Rebounding can improve thyroid activity and help to reduce the severity of symptoms of hypothyroidism, which occurs when the thyroid fails to produce sufficient levels of hormones. Symptoms include tiredness, constipation, unexpected weight gain, increased sensitivity to the cold and pale, flaky skin.
12. Supported adrenals
The adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys. They are part of the endocrine system, and they produce a number of important hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. If the adrenal glands don’t produce enough hormones, this can result in symptoms that are often described as adrenal insufficiency and include tiredness, unexpected weight loss, aches and pains and low blood pressure. Rebounding can help to prevent adrenal problems and lessen the impact of symptoms by increasing energy levels and stimulating the production of adrenaline and cortisol. Exercise has many physiological benefits, but it’s also proven to combat stress, which can be linked to unstable cortisol levels.
13. Aid lymphatic circulation
When blood is circulating around the body, there are certain substances that need to be removed. Your body has an inbuilt filtration system, which disposes of anything you don’t need. This is known as the lymphatic system. Your lymph nodes filter out bacteria and any abnormal or damaged cells. Rebounding aids lymphatic circulation, which enables the system to work efficiently, and it also boosts lymphatic activity. The circulatory system is driven by the heart muscle, but there is no engine as such within the lymphatic system, and for this reason, muscular contraction is crucial. Rebounding increases muscle contractions, subsequently improving lymphatic circulation.
14. Increases blood flow to the brain
We often focus on blood flow to the muscles from the heart when talking about exercise, but it’s essential not to forget the importance of oxygen reaching the brain. Your brain needs a constant supply of oxygen to function. When blood flow to the brain is restricted or cut off, this can result in a stroke. Rebounding is proven to lower the intensity of risk factors for strokes, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, but it also helps to protect the brain by increasing blood blow to this vital organ. When you work out, your heart works harder to pump blood around the body, ensuring that your muscles and your brain and other important organs have access to the oxygen they need.
15. Lowers blood pressure
Blood pressure is a term that relates to the force with which blood travels through the network of vessels within the body. A normal blood pressure reading would be around 120/80mmHg. There are two figures in this reading, which relate to systolic and diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure is the maximum force at which your body pushes blood around the circulatory system, while diastolic pressure is a measure of force when the heart takes a break between beats. High blood pressure can elevate the risk of heart disease and stroke. Often, there are no clear symptoms of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and this is why it’s so important to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Rebounding helps to lower blood pressure by making the heart muscle stronger. This means that your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood around the body.
16. Stabilizes blood sugar
Exercise can impact your blood sugar levels in both the short and long-term. When you rebound, your body increases the amount of glucose in the bloodstream to provide you with more energy. If you don’t have sufficient insulin, or the insulin you produce doesn’t work properly, this may result in spikes in your blood sugar. Rebounding can help to stabilize blood sugar levels by improving the function of insulin, and by encouraging your muscles to use more glucose. In the long-term, as you get used to exercising on a regular basis, this can help to even out levels and enable you to manage your blood sugar more effectively. It’s particularly important to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels if you suffer from diabetes.
17. Burns calories
When your body is working, it burns calories. Calories are units of energy, which we take in from food and drink. Many people choose to focus on their calorie intake and burn when they’re trying to lose weight. In the vast majority of cases, using more calories than you take in contributes to weight loss. Rebounding is a fun, but intense form of exercise, which really gets the heart pumping and the sweat pouring. Everyone is different when it comes to calorie burn, but you can expect to burn around 75 calories per 10-12 minutes of rebounding. The recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 for women and 2,500 for men, but your intake should always be dependent on activity levels.
18. Lowers triglyceride levels
Triglycerides are fatty substances, which are found in your body. When you eat, your body converts any excess calories into triglycerides, and these lipids are stored in your fat cells. If you get hungry, your hormones cause triglycerides to be released into your bloodstream to give you energy. High levels of triglycerides can increase your risk of several health conditions, including heart disease. Rebounding helps to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of fatty deposits gathering in the arteries and helping to protect the heart.
19. Has anti-inflammatory effects
Inflammation can occur as a natural immune system response, but excessive inflammation can cause issues. In the long-term, inflammation can elevate the risk of arthritis, type 2 diabetes, obesity, fibromyalgia and disorders that affect the bowel. Rebounding is a form of exercise, which is proven to have anti-inflammatory effects. Using a rebounder on a regular basis will help to prevent or lower the risk of conditions associated with chronic inflammation.
20. Reduces risk of cancer
Many cases of cancer cannot be prevented, but some are linked to preventable risk factors. Regular exercise is believed to reduce the risk of developing a number of forms of cancer. Rebounding can aid weight loss, which can lower the risk of some types of cancer, and exercise can also have preventative powers. Types of cancer that are particularly closely linked with lifestyle factors, such as activity levels, include bowel and breast cancer.
21. Reduces triglyceride levels
Triglycerides are a type of fat that you can find in your blood. Your body will automatically convert calories that aren’t needed into triglycerides and they’re stored in fat cells to be used as energy later. Reducing triglyceride levels depends on a number of factors, such as how much weight you lose and also your sugar intake. Rebounding is a fantastic form of exercise that helps to lower your triglyceride levels because it’s a cardiovascular workout that aims to up your heart rate and increases the number of calories you burn, resulting in less body weight and subsequently lower triglyceride levels.
22. Flushes dead cells from the body
Dead cells in the body that are no longer needed can be flushed from the body with rebounding. A process known as autophagy (it quite literally means self-eating) is triggered when you perform any kind of exercise, and it also triggers when you fast. Rebounding is an effective form of exercise to help you trigger the autophagy process, resulting in more dead cells being removed from the body, thus cleansing your system and also helping you shed excess body fat that you don’t need. However, it’s important to exercise regularly to experience the effects of autophagy.
23. Balances oxygen made and used by the body
Your body constantly uses and recycles oxygen whenever you breathe in and out. When your oxygen reaches your bloodstream, the cells in your body absorb it and it becomes energy to help you move your muscles and also take in nutrients. Without oxygen, the nutrients in your body will go to waste and your nervous system would have trouble sending impulses throughout your body. Regular cardiovascular exercise, such as from rebounding, can help your lungs stay healthy and get the oxygen that your body needs to function properly.
24. Reduces arterial pressure
Arterial pressure is a measure of the average pressure in a patient’s arteries during a cardiac cycle and it’s often considered a better alternative to regular blood pressure measurements. In order to reduce your arterial pressure, it’s important to quit smoking, limit alcohol intake and also eat a healthy diet. However, exercising is also a critical component and the best way to do so is to engage in regular cardiovascular exercise such as rebounding. Rebounding can be an effective and simple way to get regular exercise that will help greatly with reducing your arterial pressure.
25. Boosts post-exercise glycogen replenishment
Glycogen is a fuel source that is consumed when exercising. Many athletes will feel fatigued due to a lack of glycogen in their system, and they might find it incredibly difficult to stay awake or continue the rest of their day once they’ve finished their exercise session. One common method to replenish your glycogen stores is to consume foods that are high in carbohydrates immediately after or well before a stressful session. However, exercises like rebounding spend both carbohydrates and glycogen, meaning that once you’ve finished a session of rebounding, you can actually recover much faster.
26. Increases functional activity of red bone marrow
Around half of the bone marrow in a human’s body is actually red bone marrow, and it’s in charge of producing red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells. A lack of red blood cells could cause anaemia, a condition that causes your body to work harder in order to deliver oxygen around the body. To increase the functionality of your red bone marrow, it’s important to get the right nutrients in your diet such as iron and folic acid. However, you can also increase the functionality of your red bone marrow by adding a vigorous workout to your day, and that’s where an intense session of rebounding can help.
27. Helps blood pressure return to normal levels faster after intense activity
Exercise is a fantastic way to naturally normalize your blood pressure levels and keep all of your body working in harmony. One of the best types of exercise that can help your blood pressure levels stabilize is a moderately intense but continuous one. This includes swimming, jogging or cycling. However, rebounding also works and you can easily adjust the intensity based on your personal preferences, meaning you’re more likely to find the sweet spot where you can stay active during the exercise yet still perform it for an extended period of time in order to help your blood pressure levels stabilize.
28. Stimulate metabolism
There are many different ways to boost your metabolism. For instance, eating protein each meal will force your body to continue spending calories in order to digest the protein, and drinking cold water causes your body to heat up, spending calories in the process. However, one of the best ways to consistently stimulate your metabolism is to perform a high-intensity workout that involves quick and intense bursts of activity. Rebounding is an excellent way to do this because you can adjust the intensity based on your current level of fitness, meaning you can control how much you push your body and ultimately stimulate your metabolism.
29. Helps control diabetes
Maintaining an active lifestyle is one of the key ways to help you control your diabetes. An active lifestyle is more easily achieved if you have an accessible way to perform exercises with just 10 minutes per day, and that’s something that rebounding can offer you. With just a couple of minutes each day, a rebounder can help you control your diabetes by offering you a simple and effective way to get some activity into your day.
30. Improves vision
One of the complications that can occur as a result of diabetes is eye damage, also known as retinopathy. It’s difficult to cope with the idea of your vision blurring, but there are plenty of ways to actually manage your diabetes and ultimately help to improve your vision. As mentioned before, regular exercise can be a great way to help you control the complications of diabetes, which means that rebounding can actually help you improve your vision. Many people don’t realize the connection between diabetes and poor vision, meaning they also don’t realize that exercises like rebounding actually have the ability to improve your vision.
31. Promotes cell growth and repair
Exercise has been shown to help encourage your cells to make more proteins in order to sustain the body’s functions. In particular, high-intensity exercises are the most effective when it comes to promoting cell growth and repair because short bursts of intense activity can kick our body into action and help us stay fit. Rebounding is an exercise that can be performed with varying levels of intensity, making it particularly effective at promoting cell growth and repair in the body.
32. Increases breathing capacity
Breathing capacity is dependant on the amount of air that your lungs can hold. As time goes on, our lung capacity and function will slowly deteriorate, especially during our mid-20s to early-30s. This is when our lungs really start to feel stressed out and unless you’ve been performing some exercises to keep your lungs active, you’re likely going to feel out of breath doing simple exercises or tasks that require you to exert your strength. Thankfully, you can slowly work on improving your lung capacity by performing regular exercise, and this is why rebounding is a fantastic way to help you improve your breathing capacity.
33. Increased oxygenation of tissues
Tissue oxygenation is a term used to describe the oxygen level in your tissues. Decreased oxygen supply in your body means that your cells won’t function properly, resulting in a number of different issues with your body that could cause various failures. The best ways to ensure that your tissues are sufficiently oxygenated is to exercise on a regular basis and improve your breathing capacity to ensure that your entire body is supplied with oxygen. Rebounding is a fun and convenient way to get active, thus improving the oxygenation of your tissues.
34. Tones the glandular system
Keeping your glandular system is important for improving your overall health, such as promoting balanced hormone levels that will keep your body in a neutral state. To do this, you have to focus on improving the nutrition that you get from food, but also having a balanced exercise plan to consists of moderately intense exercises mixed with brief periods of high-intensity workouts. Too much exercise can be problematic, and too little exercise can lead you to have poor circulation and heart function. Rebounding is a brilliant form of exercise that can be adjusted to your exact needs, meaning it can serve as both an intense and relaxing workout.
35. Increases thyroid output
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in your neck and its purpose is to make two hormones that are secreted into the blood; thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones are required in all of the cells in your body in order for them to function properly. If this isn’t balanced correctly, then you’ll find that your thyroid output can decrease and cause a number of problems in your body such as fatigue, feeling cold or even having fluctuations in your weight. Regular exercise can help you control your thyroid output, and rebounding is a brilliant way to get sufficient exercise.
36. Detoxifies cells
People already know that exercise can help you relieve stress after a tough period of activity. However, they often don’t realize that it’s also a great way to detox harmful chemicals from your body and also relieve mental issues such as depression as well. Researchers have discovered that physical activity is an effective way to purge harmful chemicals from your body. Rebounding, can be one of the most effective ways to help your body recover by detoxifying your cells and improve your overall health as it is one of the only cellular exercises known at present.
37. Puts the body through acceleration and deceleration
The key to a healthy heart is to put it through acceleration and deceleration. This means raising your heartbeat by performing intensive exercises, then allowing your body to rest to let it cool down and allow your heartbeat to slow down. This constant acceleration and deceleration are what help you train your heart so that it can continue to pump oxygen-rich blood through your system when you need it the most. Rebounding is a brilliant way to ensure that you get plenty of exercise when you need it, and helps you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
38. Reduces the risk of chronic diseases
Chronic diseases are becoming more of a common issue in the world, and the best way to reduce the risk of developing one in the future is to exercise on a regular basis to ensure that you’re getting plenty of activity that will help your heart work harder and more efficiently without tiring your body. Rebounding is a fun and effective way to get a great amount of exercise. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to work your heart or something that can offer a high-intensity workout, rebounding offers everything you could wish for.
39. Expands capacity for fuel storage
The body has several different fuel sources. Whether your body burns fat, carbs or even protein, exercises can help you expand the fuel that your body stores. Exercises like rebounding can not only help you lose weight, but also improve the energy stored in your body so that you can exercise for longer and use more energy during intensive tasks.
40. Increases muscle vigor
Exercising has many benefits, but rebounding is incredibly effective at both improving the longevity of your muscles while also boosting your vigor. In addition to boosting your muscles, rebounding can also help you retain your muscle vigor especially as you age and start to lose your previous strength. Thanks to all of the muscles that rebounding can work if you do it in short intense bursts, your muscles will continue to improve in both strength and stamina. You’ll also get more longevity out of your muscles, resulting in vastly increased performance during many different tasks and activities.
41. Decreases joint pain
When you grow older, you’ll find that your joints are no longer what they used to be. You might realize that they’re fairly stubborn, rough or even quite stiff. This is most likely due to a lack of exercise, and this is a problem that the rebounder can deal with. Since the exercises are short and fun, it doesn’t take much of the day and it’s easy to learn. As long as you keep the impact low, a rebounder is a brilliant way to gradually decrease your joint pain. They often work better than low-impact exercises such as stationary cycling, rowing or even walking, and it’s a brilliant way to get you up and active.
42. Evenly distributes pressure throughout the body
Hypertension can be a huge problem that strikes anyone. High blood pressure is often described as blood that travels more forcefully than would otherwise be healthy. This means that when your blood pressure is high, it can damage arteries and blood vessel walls over time, leading to very dangerous problems that can turn into complications. Thankfully, using the rebounder as your main form of exercise is a brilliant way to evenly distribute pressure throughout the entire body, especially since it works every muscle that you would use in a normal everyday situation. In short, using the rebounder is a brilliant way to deal with blood pressure differences in your body.
43. Tones muscle fibers
Toning your muscles won’t come easily. In fact, it requires a lot of hard work and dedication in order to get them looking amazing. The rebounder is a brilliant piece of kit that allows you to work many different muscles at once, or even target specific muscles so that it can replace exercises that are designed to help you build and tone your muscle fibers so that you look and feel amazing. The rebounder is an incredibly versatile piece of kit in this regard and it’s one of the main reasons that people invest in one in the first place.
44. Balances low- and high-density lipoproteins in the blood
Lipoproteins are otherwise known as “good” cholesterol and there are a few things that you ought to know about them. For starters, they carry the “bad” cholesterol and carry it back to your liver, and it’s then flushed from the body to clean your system. In addition, having high levels of high-density lipoproteins can reduce both your risk of heart disease and encountering a stroke, making it well worth your time to consider rebounding as an effective method of balancing your low and high-density lipoproteins.
45. Increases mitochondrial function
Mitochondria are there to produce energy for cells, acting as a powerhouse that is responsible for turning food into energy for your body. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a problem that can lead to many diseases, but it’s easily fixed by getting involved with enough exercise so that your body can adapt. If you feel like you’re excessively tired, unable to exercise for extended periods of time, or feel that you have difficulty with your coordination, then it’s a good chance that you may actually have mitochondrial dysfunction. Rebounding is a brilliant way to get a consistent stream of exercise that will help you fight back against mitochondrial dysfunction.
46. Improves the endocrine system
The endocrine system includes all the glands in your system that are designed to produce hormones. If your endocrine system is in bad shape, then you’ll develop problems from an early age, you might have trouble getting pregnant and could find it difficult to manage stressful situations. Exercise can be a great way to improve your overall health and also help you balance your hormones so that you don’t experience any issues with your endocrine system.
- Improves the immune system
Your immune system is responsible for a lot of things in your body. Whether it’s detecting and fighting back infections as soon as possible or helping you overcome a common cold, our immune systems are important to our wellbeing and it makes sense to give it a boost whenever possible. Exercising on something like a rebounder can be a fantastic way to get some exercise in, but do keep in mind that too much exercise also exists and is certainly something that you should aim to avoid. Moderate sessions of exercise are best, which is why the rebound is such a great tool for anyone looking to improve their overall health since you can manually pick how hard you want to work.
- Improves vestibular apparatus within the inner ear
The vestibular system is the apparatus of the inner ear which is involved in helping us balance. If your vestibular apparatus in the inner is failing or damaged, then it can make it difficult for us to balance when walking or running and could even disorient us. Using a rebounder helps us maintain balance due to the exercises and how they are performed, making it a great way to improve your vestibular apparatus. If you suffer from vertigo or feel that you have issues balancing, then exercising with a rebounder could help you relieve those symptoms.
- Strengthens bones
Exercise in general is a fantastic way to improve your overall body health, but it’s also one of the best ways to build and grow better bones and muscles at the same time in order to great a fitter and more athletic body. There are many fantastic exercises that one can engage in if they want to build stronger bones, but rebounding offers a lot of fun that you can also give your kids involved with. Instead of doing something like taking a brisk walk or going for a run, you can choose a more enjoyable group activity like rebounding.
- Promotes body growth
Whether you’re interested in getting a rebounder for a teen that’s still developing or want to grow bigger muscles, rebounding is a fantastic way to promote body growth due to the different variety of exercises you’ll be doing.
- Promotes tissue repair
Tissue repair often refers to the body’s replacement of destroyed or dead tissue with living tissue. For instance, a cut will slowly be healed and the dead tissues will eventually be replaced with newer tissues even if the colour is slightly different. Exercising at a moderate or intense pace can also help speed up this process, and with the variety of exercises available with a rebounder, you can easily promote tissue repair.
- Benefits the body’s alkaline reserves
A great way to avoid depleting your body’s alkaline stores is to add foods to your diet that naturally contain a high alkaline content. For example, fruits, nuts, legumes and root vegetables are all excellent choices that will help your body. However, regular exercise can also help your body make better use of its alkaline reserves. And balance the body’s pH at a steady rate. Your body needs adequate alkaline reserves, and exercises that you perform on the rebounder will absolutely help you.
- Improves nerve impulses to, and from, the brain
Working out on a rebounder has plenty of advantages already, but did you know that it can also improve the nerve impulses to and from the brain? With regular exercise, the impulses that your brain sends and receives will be improved, and the rebounder offers a fantastic form of exercise to take advantage of this,
- Makes you more prepared for potential emergency output
Being prepared for a sudden emergency output of energy is vital for a number of different applications. However, if you’re not trained for the toll it can have on your body, then you may want to practice on a rebounder. Rebounders are excellent exercise machines that can be used in a number of different ways, meaning that you can always adjust the intensity and be prepared in the future for when you need an extra bit of energy to give something done,
- Optimizes the body’s resources
The body is full of different resources that it uses on a daily basis in order to function correctly. For instance, fats and proteins are stored as fuel and they’re used when you need to exert force. It’s just one of the many resources that the body uses to function correctly, and you’re going to get more efficiency from those resources if you exercise often and keep your body healthy. You can easily do this by working out more often and a rebounder is the perfect tool to help you with both high-intensity and low-intensity workouts.
- Releases endorphins
Endorphins are released by your body when you exercise. The point of endorphins is to interact with receptors in your brain that actually reduce your perception of pain. It can also sometimes trigger a positive feeling in your body and mind. Endorphins are distributed through the nervous system and will also help you fight stress and even modulate your appetite. Endorphins come with a huge number of advantages, and exercising with a rebounder is one of the best ways to release more endorphins. Since you can modify the intensity to however much you want depending on your routine, you can get some serious workouts that will help you release more endorphins that can help with your mental state.
- Quickens movement of enzymes
Enzymes are proteins that help cellular metabolic processes by speeding up the rate of reaction between biomolecules. For a reaction to occur, the molecules must collide with each other under certain conditions. Enzymes help to create those appropriate conditions where these collisions can happen, so by speeding up the movement of these enzymes, certain chemical reactions in our body can take place faster. Good examples of this would be the enzymes pepsin and trypsin which digest dietary proteins. With a rebounding exercise plan, your activity will help to quicken the movement of enzymes and speed up specific reactions that can help your body work more efficiently.
- Increases responsiveness of muscle fibers
Most of the muscles that we possess are split roughly equally between fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. For optimal efficiency, it’s important to get regular exercise and work all your muscle fibers so that they’re responsive. This is a benefit that rebounding can give because it works all of your muscles in tandem, giving a complete full-body workout that will boost the responsiveness of all your muscle fibers.
- Gives the body increased G-force
Rebounding is an exciting and fast-paced workout that is far more thrilling than many other workouts. In addition, it’s a short workout that can last anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, but it will still push your body to its limits and make you feel amazing at the end of it. While you won’t experience crazy G-forces that will put your body at risk, it’s just enough to feel great while you do it.
- Reduces insulin resistance
Insulin resistance means that the cells in your body are resistant to insulin, meaning your body is unable to use it effectively. This is a sign of prediabetes and could eventually lead to a full diabetes diagnosis. This is why it’s important to start exercising as soon as possible so that you can avoid insulin resistance and allow the hormone to have positive effects on your body.
- Increases insulin sensitivity
Insulin sensitivity refers to how sensitive your body is to insulin. The more sensitive you are to insulin, the less that your body will require to lower your blood glucose level. Low insulin can lead to a variety of problems in the body, and one way to increase your insulin sensitivity is through exercise. That is why rebounding is great for those of you who are trying to increase your sensitivity. Doctors can perform tests to see how sensitive your body is, and if you keep up with rebounding, you will find that it increases over time.
- Stimulates cells in internal organs
Studies have shown that when you exercise, it promotes intercommunication between the cells in your internal organs. So, when you complete a stimulating round of exercise like Rebounding, the cells in your body create a chain reaction and essentially ‘talking’ to all the other cells. Through this, your body can regulate your organ growth and size. It also keeps all the cells moving, meaning that they can do their jobs more effectively, keeping you healthy.
- Encourages cellular decompression
During physical and emotional stress, cells in the body can become stressed at a cellular level. Think of this as a computer hard drive, filling up with too much information and slowing down with lower levels of efficiency. This is exactly what happens when cells get compressed. Cellular decompression can be triggered by rebounding and may even boost brain cell growth in the brain. This may be linked to higher levels of protein, triggering cellular decompression and neuron growth. In doing so, rebounding may actually have significant improvements for both learning and memory. The decompression of cells can also help the body fight off infection and viruses.
- Massages at the cellular level
Your body isn’t just tense on the surface. Even at a cellular level, emotional and physical tension can be stored and trapped often for years. This can cause great distress to the cells and the body in general. How does rebounding help with this issue? Through rebounding, you are also regulating your breathing. You’ll feel this when you complete the exercise, pumping air in and out at a natural pace, all the while blood circulation dramatically increases. During this time, the cells in your body are providing nutrients and oxygen they desperately need. This ensures that your body regains its natural balance through massaging of the cells.
- Engages the ocular and inner ear
When you bounce up and down, you are engaging your ocular as well as your inner ear canal. Your inner ear is part of your Vestibular system, which is responsible for things like your balance. This is why when you are Rebounding, you are going to be working on improving your balance, your coordination, your reaction times, as well as your timing. As well as this, because you are engaging your ocular and your inner ear, you are working on your proprioception which is when your body fires the messages to any of the body parts, to help keep you upright.
- Aids venous blood flow
Do you ever find your feet are painful and cold? This is because you have a poor level of vein health. It’s to do with the level of blood flows, and it can certainly be improved through rebounding. Poor blood flow through the veins is often due to too much sitting around. Moving your body encourages high levels of circulation and rebounding can make sure the effects are throughout the body even to the toes on your feet. Start rebounding and you’ll never have this issue again as it stops blood pooling in the vein. The effects of this can be seen after just twenty minutes of rebounding!
- Enhances valvular fluid exchange
A buildup of fluid in the heart can lead to serious medical conditions such as heart valve disease. Why does this occur? Often the valves in the heard aren’t closed correctly which can cause backwards flow of fluid. Ensuring the heart is pumping fast through the activity of rebounding will greatly decrease the chance of a backward flow and increase the fluid exchange. This is particularly important as the backward flow can even cause a buildup of fluid in lungs. Staying active at least once a day through rebounding greatly diminishes the chances of this happening in your body.
- Quickens movements of hormones
When you exercise, the movement of hormones such as insulin, epinephrine, glucagon, and cortisol all quicken. Each hormone is responsible for a different function in the body and exercise helps them to do this job effectively. That is why an exercise like Rebounding is excellent to get your hormones moving. If you understand how these hormones work, you will find it easier to achieve the right exercise regime for you. There are some hormones that have long-term effects and some that have short-term effects. For example, testosterone and other hormones are released to help repair any damaged muscle tissue. Then, in the long term, there are more receptor sites and binding proteins which allow these hormones to repair tissue more effectively.
- Facilitates absorption of nutrients into the body
Exercise requires a certain amount of nutrients to be sent to certain muscles in your body to give you a top-notch work out. To do this, you need to make sure you follow the don’t eat and exercise rule. So, once you have had your food, you need to wait a while before you start your Rebounding. However, when you workout, your body then needs to absorb the nutrients faster so that it can provide what your muscles need. The exception to this is sports drinks because you are going to need these to replace the nutrients that you have lost during your workout. Because your body is absorbing the nutrients to use for exercise, you need to make sure that they are being replaced.
- Strengthens cells
Rebounding is the only exercise that strengthens, as well as cleanses every cell in your body. As you probably know, strong cells mean that you are likely to have a stronger immune system. This means that you will be able to fight off infection easier and help your body to produce collagen. If you want to stay healthy, you need to try and ensure that your cells are as healthy as possible. A mixture of rebounding and superfoods will be able to help you here, so make sure that you are keeping a healthy diet, and staying on top of your rebounding programme.
- Prevents arterial hardening
Hardening of the arteries is the number one degenerative disease that comes with getting older. But, with rebounding, it doesn’t have to affect you or your life. When you take part in this type of exercise, your fluid will move around your body, through your arteries and capillaries. This happens because you have accelerated your blood flow and if you do this, it severely decreases the chance of particulate matter depositing in the inner layer of the blood vessels, which in turn will cause blockages and hardening. As you jump on the rebounder, your circulation will be improved, and this will also help your body to work more effectively.
- Relaxes overused muscles
If you have been doing high-intensity workouts frequently, there might be some muscles in your body that are being overused. If this is the case, rebounding is going to a great alternative that you can do and will give these muscles a break. You should try to exercise the opposing muscle group to the ones that you have been using, this way the muscles that you use regularly can get a break and de-stress. Rebounding can be used to exercise any muscles in your body that are needed. The ones that you use less frequently need to be strengthened up, while your overused muscles get a chance to cool down.
- Gives blood flow to underused muscles
If your muscles are not being stretched and used on a daily basis, they become underused. If your muscles stay this way for a long period of time, you might find that they start to atrophy and this is not something that you want. What this means is that the muscles are starting to die and waste away because they are not being used, but through an exercise like rebounding, you can stop this from happening. The blood flow will go to these muscles to keep them healthy and stop them from atrophying.
- Collagen strengthens
Collagen is something that you have in your body that keeps your skin looking younger. Rebounding strengthens your collagen which will mean that your skin will stay looking younger for longer. As well as this, thanks to the collagen boost, your skin will stay healthy and in tip top shape for longer too. Just 5-10 minutes of rebounding every day or every couple of days will do this for you, and you will have that fresh glow that everyone longs for. It’s not just a cosmetic improvement either. Collagen can help your body fight back against serious medical skin issues.
- Makes body more efficient at processing carbohydrates
Your digestive system usually starts taking small amounts of energy about 15-30 minutes after you have eaten a low glycemic carb like pasta. However, digestion will then occur slowly after time. The glycemic index of the carbs you have eaten, tend to determine how fast your body can process them. However, rebounding can speed up this process and make the body more efficient at doing this. With the right exercise, your body can break down the carbs more easily and take the energy that it needs from this to get everything it needs.
- Prevents degeneration from high-impact exercises
You probably don’t know that astronauts take up trampoline exercises like rebounding when they get back from space. This is so that they can recondition their bodies and stop their bones and muscles from degenerating. Rebounding is also good for this if you have been doing high impact exercises. It works by circulating more oxygen through your body, which will give your cells more energy. If you do these types of exercises a few times a week, this will be more than enough to prevent this type of degeneration that you can get from high impact exercise.
- Increases capillary count in muscles
The capillary count in your muscles will determine how much oxygen your muscles are receiving. When you exercise, the count will increase, and your muscles will be receiving more oxygen, which is necessary to keep your body healthy during a workout. It will also improve your ability during a highly intense workout like rebounding. Due to the demand that is placed on your body while you exercise, the density of capillaries is going to be vital to make sure that you have all the oxygen and blood you need, while also removing the waste.
78. Stimulates the pituitary gland
When you rebound, you stimulate your pituitary gland. This is a small organ that is at the base of your brain, and stimulating aid human growth hormone production. The pituitary gland produces many hormones for all areas of your body and can also stimulate other glands in your body to produce hormones too. Keeping your gland stimulated is important because if you don’t, you might end up with a hormone imbalance in your body. Rebounding for just 15 minutes per day is enough to stimulate your pituitary gland and keep your body healthy.
79. Facilitates peak cell function by balancing chemicals
The body is capable of regulating itself by balancing all the chemicals in your body and cells to keep everything healthy. However, exercise is very important in maintaining this balance. Not many people think that when they are doing their exercise, they are helping their body balance the chemicals to keep you healthy, but you are, and rebounding is no exception. While your body is physically active, there are many chemical reactions taking place and exercise is one way to keep them balanced. This, in turn, means that your cells can operate at their maximum efficiency, keeping your overall health in check.
80. Decreases distance between capillaries and target cells
Target cells are key cells in the body which have signaling molecules or receptors for a hormone. They are crucial in various functions of the human body and are supplied by capillaries or vessels that travel to them, providing the nutrients and chemicals they need to trigger hormone production. Rebounding reduces the distance between capillaries and target cells by increasing the levels of blood circulation in the body. In a way, it makes important processes throughout your body more efficient, ensuring these cells get the substances they need to keep you health.
81. Get better sleep
It’s not uncommon for us to be kept awake at night worrying about work, money and the increasingly complicated nature of life in the 21st century. We all face stress in our home and working lives and it’s up to us to take steps to combat it. Fortunately, rebounding can be a great way to relieve stress and aid restful, natural sleep without the need for sleeping pills or supplements.
It’s a relaxing and fun exercise that stimulates the release of chemicals like dopamine, endorphins and melatonin to ensure that even the most stressed and overworked rebounding enthusiasts drift gently off to a deep and restful sleep.
82. Lose weight more efficiently than regular cardio/running
Rebounding is a great way to burn fat and lose weight. In fact, the dynamic movements associated with rebounding make it a far more effective fat burning tool than your usual cardiovascular training such as running or jogging. Rebounding doesn’t place anywhere near as much stress on your joints as running does not to mention the fact that it’s infinitely more enjoyable and less laborious.
Moreover, rebounding also leads to strength and muscle development and facilitates blood flow to underused muscles. This leads to a more efficient metabolism so that you burn more fat throughout the day even when you’re inactive. What’s more, rebounding increases the activation of your lymph nodes, helping your body to filter out toxins that can impede fat burning.
83. Sing better
Can rebounding even help you to improve your singing voice? You bet it can! Sometimes even the most melodious of singing voices can falter simply because there isn’t the right breathing behind it. Controlled breathing can help your singing voice retain its melody while lending it power and resonance without adding the distortion that comes with vocal strain.
Rebounding encourages you to control your breathing in time with your movements in a way that other cardiovascular exercises dont, allowing you to hone greater control of your lungs and diaphragm to give you greater control over your voice.
84. Increases lung capacity
We all need to breathe. After all, we know what happens when we don’t. Breathing is the key to good health as much as diet and sleep. When we have an increased breathing capacity, we are able to absorb more oxygen which is essential to virtually every cell in your body.
Rebounding allows you to strengthen your lungs and increase their capacity through controlled breathing. Working in tandem with the cardiovascular benefits of rebounding your heart and lungs will work together to rush more oxygen to your cells and tissues to improve your strength and endurance.
85. Reduction of sciatica
Sciatica is the sharp pain that comes when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This pain radiates from the lower back and down one or both legs. At best it’s extremely unpleasant and inconvenient, at worse it can be debilitating. Rebounding can reduce sciatic pain in a number of ways.
It’s a low-impact exercise that takes the pressure off your joints. It also stimulates the production of new cells while increasing bone and muscle strength and density to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve. If you yearn to exercise but sciatica has made it virtually impossible, rebounding can be your pain-free gateway to robust health and fitness.
86. Alleviates headaches
While we all experience headaches from time to time, there are a range of different causes, many of which can be mitigated by rebounding. Headaches can be caused by stress, tension and anxiety which melt away when you experience this enjoyable exercise. Poor posture can also impede blood flow resulting in headaches. Fortunately, rebounding has (literally) got your back there too as it aids posture.
Over exertion can lead to inflammation in the blood vessels of the head, neck and scalp but under exertion may also result in headaches. Fortunately, this gentle yet effective exercise combats both of these causes of headaches simultaneously.
87. Makes other exercises more effective
The beauty of rebounding is that it can be incorporated into virtually any exercise regimen with no ill-effects. Because it is a gentle, low-impact exercise it will neither exhaust muscles nor wear on joints. Not only does it not impede other exercises it can actually enhance them.
By strengthening the heart and lungs, rebounding can improve performance in other cardiovascular activities while its enhancement of bone and muscle tissues mean that it also complements a strength training regimen. Whatever your fitness goals, rebounding can help you to push yourself past your limits making your other exercises more effective.
88. Gives you more effective results in less time
Are you sick of spending what seems like hours and hours on the treadmill only to see negligible results? The great thing about rebounding is that it helps you to fight the battle for fitness on a number of fronts, meaning that you’ll see more effective results in less time.
It strengthens the heart and lungs while offering a great cardiovascular and muscle toning workout. Moreover, it helps your body to rid itself of toxins by stimulating the lymph nodes while also boosting your metabolism so that you burn more calories through the day. We’d be hard pressed to find an exercise that does more for you.
89. Manages arthritis
Arthritis is America’s most common disability, affecting over 50 million adults. It’s easy to see how a low-impact and stress-free exercise like rebounding would be accessible for those with arthritis for whom high-impact activities like running or circuit training simply aren’t an option.
What’s more, the bouncing action helps your lymph nodes to flush out toxins which can lead to inflammation while also strengthening bone and muscle tissue to alleviate pressure on your joints. Unlike your body’s circulatory system which uses the heart as a pump, the lymphatic system has no pump; thus the gentle bounding movement helps to pump toxins out of your body and alleviate the pain and swelling or arthritis.
90. Less digestive disturbances
Even a healthy diet can be rendered ineffective when we do not have a healthy digestive system. Unfortunately, modern living can lead to a range of digestive issues, especially for those of us who spend all day sitting. When we sit, we put a lot of pressure on the stomach and organs, leading to poor digestion as well as issues such as heartburn or acid reflux.
Rebounding helps you to improve your posture to mitigate this risk while also improving your breathing which can facilitate a more efficient digestive system. Rebounding doesn’t just burn calories, it helps you to get more nutrition out of the food you eat.
91. Makes it easier to relax
It’s easy to assume that the kind of high-impact exercise that leaves us panting, sweating, gasping and ruined on the floor is the only kind that benefits us. But let’s be honest, these intensive forms of exercise can be extremely stressful for us and our bodies.
Rebounding is not just physically rewarding, it’s a fun, enjoyable and relaxing activity that makes the stress we accumulate throughout the day melt away. It boosts production of the brain’s feel good chemicals while reducing stress hormones and allowing you to relax and sleep easy after you work out.
92. Improved dexterity
Bouncing on a trampoline is a great way to strengthen our muscles and make our hearts and lungs more robust, but it can also improve dexterity, coordination and rhythm. When we rebound, we use our sense of timing and balance in ways that other exercises do not and our minds and bodies are working in harmony together.
Rebounding helps us to develop dexterity and coordination, and unifies our minds and bodies. This benefits a wide range of fine motor skills that can be applied in your home or professional life to everything from cooking to painting.
93. Stabilizes hip joints
While the spine is the biggest key player in determining the body’s mobility, the hips are also extremely important. When we get stiffness and pain in the hip joints it can seriously impede our ability to perform even simple tasks like walking, standing and sitting.
Fortunately, rebounding is a great exercise for stabilizing hip joints and facilitating overall mobility. With every bounce, the muscles in the hips become stronger and more flexible while the momentary absence of gravity and low-impact nature of the exercise alleviate the pressure on the joint. Thus, pressure on the joint is eased, stabilizing the hip joint and improving mobility.
94. Calisthenic exercise
Calisthenic exercises are exercises where numerous groups of muscles work in tandem with one another for a comprehensive workout. Because numerous muscle groups are involved, they not only strengthen muscle tissue but burn more calories to boot. Push ups (probably the most widely known calisthenic exercise) for example use the pectorals, triceps, deltoids and core.
Rebounding is a calisthenic exercise that utilizes numerous muscle groups especially the quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves. In fact, there’s nary a muscle that isn’t in on the action when you try rebounding. This means that you benefit not only from a great cardiovascular workout and calorie burning but great muscle tone in your lower body.
95. Improved kinesthetic awareness
Kinaesthetic awareness is our awareness of our own bodies, specifically what they’re doing. It’s the awareness of our muscles, joints and tendons in various configurations when we’re at work, at play or in exercise. The better our kinesthetic awareness the better able we are to push ourselves in exercise without risking injury or over exertion.
Rebounding improves kinaesthetic awareness because it stimulates multiple joints, pressure points, stretch receptors, muscles and the skin simultaneously. With each bounce our understanding of our bodies and their capabilities grows putting us in much better control of our bodies and enabling us to push ourselves to our limits while knowing when to dial it back. This can also have a positive effect on everything from body image to spatial awareness.
96. Reduces puffiness beneath eyes
Do you ever wake up with puffiness and facial swelling, particularly around the eyes? Puffy eyes aren’t a good look on any of us and can make us look older and less healthy. Puffy eyes are often caused by a buildup of lymph fluid that has no opportunity to drain away.
The great news is that regular rebounding is like a massage for your lymphatic system, allowing it to drain through the body more effectively and reducing the buildups that can lead to unhealthy inflammation. This means that not only will your body be better equipped to filter out harmful toxins, you’ll save a fortune on topical treatments for chronic puffy eyes.
97. Helps seniors maintain independence
As we get older, we become less able to live independently unless we take active steps to take care of our bodies. Unfortunately, many of us neglect our bodies and face issues with mobility and our cognitive faculties which can impede our capacity for independent living.
Fortunately, seniors who rebound can reap a wide range of benefits including increased flexibility to improved posture and more robust joints for better mobility. Moreover, rebounding aids the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the brain helping to keep you mentally sharp and stave off the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. What’s more, because it’s such an accessible and low-impact form of exercise, it can be adopted at virtually any age.
98. Supports the pelvic floor
Many women experience weakening and loosening of the pelvic floor muscles after pregnancy and childbirth. Of course, men are not immune either. Bladder or bowel problems, heavy lifting and even constipation can also lead to pelvic floor issues. If left untreated, a weak pelvic floor may even result in a prolapse.
Rebounding may not seem like a great exercise for strengthening the pelvic floor due to its bouncy nature but it gently activates your pelvic floor as you bounce, effectively reminding it when it needs to tighten and when it needs to relax. This can lead to a stronger, tighter pelvic floor for men and women alike.
99. Recover from illnesses faster
It goes without saying that a robust immune system is absolutely essential in combating the illnesses, infections and diseases that afflict us from the common cold to cancer. We all know that we can improve our immune function by cutting back on processed foods, cigarettes and alcohol, but rebounding can also play an important part in improving immune function and helping us recover from illnesses faster.
Rebounding stimulates a range of the body’s system which are integral to immune function including the cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic and cellular systems. The lymphatic system in particular is a vital component in ridding your body of harmful toxins and infections and rebounding is a great stimulator of this important system.
100. Reduces risk of coronary artery disease
Like any form of cardiovascular exercise, rebounding is a great way to strengthen the heart, reduce the risk of hypertension and clear the arteries of blockage caused by the buildup of cholesterol. Unlike most forms of cardiovascular exercise, however, you can do more of it without damaging your joints or feeling overly fatigued.
Rebounding offers many of the same benefits of more dynamic forms of exercises but is much less likely to produce myocardial ischemia (shortage of blood to the heart) than its more vigorous or dynamic counterparts. Thus, not only does rebounding have a range of heart healthy benefits, its gentle nature means that we can do a lot more of it without experiencing ill effects.
101. Fits exercise into a short period of time
Rebounding makes for a fast and effective workout. Just a short session on a rebounder can bring you a great deal of positive results. A study in NASA’s Journal of Applied Physiology determined that working out on a rebounder is 68% more effective than jogging. You burn more calories on a rebounder than you would jogging in the same amount of time. With such an effective form of exercise, you could spend less than half as much time doing rebounding exercise than you would running, and still get amazing results out of it.
102. Improved reaction time
Your reaction times are important not just for when you’re exercising, but also in your everyday life. The faster you can move and respond to things happening around you, the fitter you can keep yourself and the more you can look after your safety too. Whether you’re catching a ball, saving something from falling on the floor or stopping yourself from tripping, fast reaction times are beneficial for you. Rebounding helps to improve your reaction times, partly by engaging your eyes and ears as you bounce. Your balance and coordination are improved for the same reasons.
103. Strengthens your back
Rebounding is excellent for building strength, and especially for improving the strength in your back. Rebounding strengthens your bones through resistance, but it’s also very low impact so there’s less risk of hurting yourself. Taking part in rebounding exercise strengthens your core muscles too, which is a good way to improve back pain, and it can help to relieve stress and loosen stiff muscles. Rebounding can help people who have specific problems with their back, such as osteoporosis or arthritis. By strengthening your back without the risk of damage, you can improve your pain and your overall health.
104. Improved elimination
Believe it or not, rebounding can actually help you with your digestive system and elimination processes. All of that bouncing can keep your digestive system moving and make sure that all waste is expelled from your body. Rebounding helps to stimulate your body to work as it should. It stimulates your gut and also increases blood flow throughout your body. The muscles that help to keep your digestive system moving receive the oxygen and nutrients that they need to function well through better circulation. If you want to stay regular and rid your body of waste, rebounding can help you.
105. Reduces the risk of dementia
According to scientific studies, a sedentary lifestyle could increase your risk of developing dementia in later life. Staying active is not just good for your body, but it also helps to keep your brain engaged. Any kind of physical activity could help to reduce your risk of dementia, but there are some good reasons to choose rebounding. Because it’s low-impact, it’s an excellent choice for people of all ages. It’s something that you can continue to do throughout your life, even as you get older and staying physically active might start to become a bit more difficult.
106. Combats depression
Physical exercise is also good for your mental health. While being active won’t make depression and other mental illnesses go away, it can be helpful as part of balanced treatment and a healthier lifestyle. If you have depression or any other mental illness, trying to keep yourself physically healthy can be very beneficial. It can help to improve your mood and boost your self-esteem and confidence through taking care of yourself too. Rebounding is a good choice of exercise because it’s fun, easy to fit into your day and should release plenty of endorphins.
107. Improves memory
For your brain to function properly, it needs to receive adequate blood flow. Good circulation helps your brain to get the oxygen and other things that it needs, which improves your brain function. If you want better memory, regular exercise on a rebounder can help you with this. Whether you’re still young and sharp or you’re an older adult trying to keep your mind and memory working well, a few minutes each day on a rebounder could be extremely helpful for you. Combine exercising your body with exercising your brain, and you can keep your memory and cognitive function healthy.
108. Prevents ankle problems
Rebounding is a low-impact form of exercise, which makes it easy on your joints. Other types of exercise, such as running, can be tough on your joints, and your ankles in particular can often suffer. But rebounding helps to prevent ankle problems both through its low-impact nature and by distributing impact throughout the body. When you’re bouncing, the pressure is shared across your body, instead of being focused on joints like your ankles, knees and hips, which can happen with walking or running. Protect your ankles by choosing rebounding to stay fit.
109. Clears your nose
Are you feeling stuffed up? If you’re suffering from congestion in your nose or your sinuses, you could find that some time spent on a rebounder can help to clear it up. The motion of jumping up and down, as well as the stimulation of your lungs and respiratory system, helps to move any mucus from your nose and sinuses so that you can breathe more easily. Exercise can relieve nasal congestion by increasing circulation and relieving sinus pressure, and an aerobic workout is especially good at doing this. Next time you have a cold or even a sinus infection, using a rebounder could help.
110. Safe for all age groups
One of the best things about rebounding is that it’s safe for people of all ages. From children to older adults, anyone can try. It’s low-impact so it’s gentle on both young, developing bones and older bones and joints too. Using a bar to hold onto can make bouncing safer if you’re worried about stability for either young or old participants, or anyone who has issues with balance. You get a low-impact workout but you can still exercise at high intensity, meaning you can get great results but with less risk of injury to the participant.
111. Reduces stress on joints
Looking after your joints is important. As you get older, you can begin to feel aches and pains and you might be at risk of developing conditions that affect your joints, such as arthritis. High-impact exercise can be tough on your joints and could cause damage if you’re not careful. For example, people who run can often experience problems with their knees, so much so that “runner’s knee” is a well-known consequence of running a lot. Thanks to the low-impact nature of rebounding, you can reduce the stress on your joints and distribute impact more evenly through your body.
112. Prevents weight gain
Rebounding burns a lot of calories. It’s a high-intensity workout but without being high-impact. In fact, according to Professor of Movement Science Victor L. Katch, someone weighing 135 pounds can burn 75 calories in 12 minutes of rebounding, while someone who weighs 160 pounds can burn 86 calories and someone weighing 180 pounds can burn 96 calories in the same amount of time. The more you weigh, the more calories you’re likely to burn while rebounding, so it can help you to lose weight and also to avoid gaining weight.
113. Prevents emotional overeating
Many of us have a tendency to overeat when we’re feeling emotionally unwell. We feel sadness or other negative emotions, and we turn to food to comfort us. Rebounding can be a great way to avoid emotional overeating. Engaging in physical exercise helps to regulate your mood by giving you a rush of hormones that help you to feel good. Instead of reaching for the chips, you can enjoy a rebounder session, which should lift your mood. You might find yourself being in a generally better mood and experiencing fewer times when you feel like you want to eat to cheer yourself up.
114. Improved body alignment
Rebounding can help you to improve your posture and the alignment of your body. This is important when many of us live lifestyles that cause us to stoop or hunch over, such as spending a long time sitting at a desk. As we get older, the curvature of ours spines also increases, which is why many older people can be more bent over and appear shorter. Rebounding can help to improve body alignment by strengthening muscles and bones, and getting all parts of your body working well together. You spend your time rebounding upright and facing forwards, which is good for your neck, back and shoulders.
115. Reduces abdominal problems
Rebounding could help to reduce a number of abdominal problems due to several benefits it can offer you. Working out on a rebounder strengthens your core muscles, helping to ensure that your abdomen is strong and you have less risk of injury to your abdomen. The help that rebounding provides with digestive issues can also make a big difference to any abdominal pain or health issues that you might experience. Better circulation and stimulation of your digestive system should help with this.
116. Boosts mood
Just like any other exercise, rebounding helps to boost your mood. Being physically active releases hormones that make you happy, so you should get a rush of elation during or after you work out. Rebounding also has the added bonus of being a great deal of fun. So you don’t have to suffer through the hell of doing a workout that you don’t enjoy just to experience the rush of endorphins at the end. You can have fun during your workout on the rebounder, whether you attend a class or exercise on your own, and get the happy-making hormones too.
117. Increased balance
Depending on your age, you might not think a lot about how good your balance is. But as you get older, your balance can begin to deteriorate, especially if you don’t remain active. Many older people are at risk of suffering a fall due to poor balance, and the fear of falling then leads to them being even less active. Rebounding helps to improve your balance by increasing your brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus in your inner ear, which is responsible for your balance. An improvement in your coordination can also help you to keep your balance.
118. Pairs well with high-intensity interval training
Rebounding isn’t an exercise that you necessarily have to do on its own. It’s also a great exercise to add to high-intensity interval training. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a way of getting fit by focusing on short and intense bursts of physical activity. It works on the principle that exercising vigorously for a shorter amount of time is a quicker and more effective way of getting fit. Rebounding is ideal for fitting into a high-intensity interval training routine. It burns lots of calories and increases your overall fitness, but without being too high-impact.
119. Slows muscle atrophy
As you get older, your muscles begin to atrophy. This is a natural part of the aging process, but it means that it can affect your strength and other parts of your health and physical fitness. Staying active can help to slow the process so that your muscles can stay in good health for longer. As a low-impact form of exercise, rebounding is a good choice of activity to stay active as you get older. It’s suitable for all ages, and you can use it to combat several other consequences of aging, such as loss of balance and even memory problems.
120. Improves posture
Choosing to use rebounding as a form of exercise can help to improve your posture. Increased curvature in the spine is another problem that we can face as we get older, but staying active can help. Keeping a good posture is important because poor posture can leave you with back problems or pain in your neck or shoulders. Rebounding has been shown to improve your posture, which can give you better overall health in your daily life. It can also help you to be better at other forms of exercise, such as running.
121. Pain relief
Many people think that when they’re in pain, moving is the last thing that they want to do. However, there are several types of pain that can improve with movement. For example, arthritis pain can be relieved through physical movement. Exercising is also a good pain reliever because it releases hormones that make you happy and help to soothe your aches and pains. Rebounding can provide pain relief by keeping you moving, releasing happy hormones and protecting your joints and other areas through low-impact exercising. Exercise isn’t the solution for all types of pain, but it can help with many pains you experience.
122. Fun exercise; makes it easier to stick with
One of the best things about rebounding is how fun it is. It’s a super fun type of exercise, whether you decide to go to a rebound dance class or you just jump around on your own at home. There are some big advantages to choose a fun way to exercise, instead of making yourself do something that you don’t enjoy. If you choose to do something you love, you’ll look forward to doing it every day and it will be much easier for you to stick with. Choose an activity that you love doing and that’s easy for you to say yes to.
123. Reduces headaches
Rebounding can reduce a number of common aches and pains, including headaches. One way that rebounding more help to reduce the occurrence of headaches is through stress relief. Stress can cause tension headaches, which you might find that you experience regularly if you don’t find a healthy way of dealing with stress. Exercise like rebounding is excellent for stress relief, and can stretch your tense muscles in all the right places. Rebounding is good for working on your core, which helps to stretch your neck and back.
124. Prevents belly fat
Rebounding is good for burning calories, and could be especially useful for burning and preventing belly fat. With a focus on your core, you can strengthen the muscles and keep the fat off too. Rebounding is high-intensity, which means it’s a good choice if your aim is to keep weight off and stay trim. It burns more calories in less time so you can keep fit and avoid putting on belly fat in only a few minutes each day. People often find that belly fat is the hardest to tackle, so having a workout that helps you tackle it should help you.
125. Relieves symptoms of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens the bones and can increase the likelihood of breakages. It’s most in older people and women are more likely to have osteoporosis than men. While some loss of bone density as you get older is normal, people with osteoporosis lose bone density much faster. Osteoporosis is often detected when a fracture occurs, but it might also lead someone to stoop. Exercise such as rebounding can help to strengthen bone. Rebounding is also low-impact and safe for all ages, plus it improves your balance so it can reduce your risk of falls that cause fractures.
126. Can help quit smoking
If you smoke, giving up can be very tough. You’re addicted to the nicotine, and weaning yourself off it isn’t as easy as many people would like. It’s hard to ignore the cravings, but exercising can help. It can reduce the intensity of your cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and give you something else to focus on. Rebounding is great for keeping weight off too, and some people can find it a struggle not to put on weight once they stop smoking. Nicotine suppresses the appetite, and you might be tempted to comfort eat once you quit smoking, but regular exercise can help.
127. Improves sexual health
Keeping up good levels of exercise can be good for your sexual health too. If you start doing rebounding workouts regularly, you could see a number of benefits. Some evidence shows that being active can reduce a man’s chance of developing erectile dysfunction. Men who are already dealing with this problem can find that their sexual health improves thanks to rebounding. Women can also benefit from rebounding and might find that they experience an increase in sexual arousal thanks to exercising more regularly. Exercise helps to regulate hormones and also increases blood flow and tightens your muscles
128. Firm buttocks
A lot of people dream of having the perfect bottom. Whether you think yours should be small and tight or more like a Kardashian’s, working out your buttocks can help to give you the backside that you want. Rebounding is particularly good for giving you a firm bottom, with plenty of exercises that help to strengthen and tone your gluteus maximus. As the largest muscle in your body, giving it a good workout is important. Jumping on a rebounder is a great way to do that, making sure that your legs and buttocks keep moving and get an excellent workout.
129. Reduces thinking on past negative events
Dwelling over negative things that have happened in the past can cause you a lot of stress and anxiety. But sometimes you can’t help reflecting on the bad things that have happened in your life. However, it turns out that doing exercises like rebounding could help with this. Research has shown that being physically active could help to reduce thinking on past negative events. When you work out, your blood flow can be redirected, away from areas of the brain that cause you to dwell on stressful events. It’s also just a good distraction and something else to focus on.
130. Fights fatigue
The idea that being more active can help with fatigue might seem strange. However, physical activity can help to reduce fatigue, rather than make you more tired. One session of rebounding might make you feel tired, but the positive effects on your energy levels in the long-term can make it more than worth it. By exercising regularly, you strengthen your muscles so that it’s easier for you to get through your day without feeling extremely tired. Take up rebounding if you want to improve your energy levels and avoid the aches and pains that can result from fatigue.
131. Encourages healthy choices throughout your day
Picking up rebounding as a regular form of exercise could help you to make other healthy lifestyle choices too. You might start your day with a session on your rebounder, which energizes you for the rest of the day. Now you’re ready to make other healthy choices, like having a healthy breakfast or snack, walking or cycling instead of driving everywhere, and using your lunch break to get outside and get some fresh air. If you’re trying to lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle, rebounding could be the start of a new journey.
132. Prevents muscle tearing
Rebounding can help you to avoid tearing a muscle, which can be really painful. If you choose rebounding as a form of exercise, you can benefit from a low-impact workout that shouldn’t put too much strain on either your muscles or any other part of your body. Rebounding can help you to gentle stretch out your muscles and it strengthens them too, so you can protect yourself. A rebounder lets you take things at your own pace too. You don’t have to push yourself too hard and risk an injury, and your muscles will warm up slowly.
133. Alleviates cystic fibrosis
There are some suggestions that rebounding might be able to alleviate the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a condition where mucus builds up around the organs, particularly the lungs. Rebounding has been used for various types of physical therapy, and some small studies have been carried out relating to rebounding and cystic fibrosis. It can help to increase lung capacity and respiratory health, and improve the intake of oxygen during exercise. More studies need to be carried out in this area, but it’s possible that exercising and rebounding in particular might be helpful.
134. Increases proprioception
Proprioception is how we perceive the positioning and movement of our bodies. It’s an important sense, which helps us with coordination and movement. It can help you do things like accurately reach out and pick something up or touch your finger to your nose. Rebounding can help you to improve your proprioception both in your everyday life and when you’re working out too. You can boost your balance, spatial awareness and coordination by spending a few minutes bouncing every day. You can improve your fitness and health in a variety of ways by increasing your proprioception.
135. Helps avoid monotony of other exercises
Some people enjoy any type of exercise, and others will get stuck into one particular activity. But some exercises and physical activities can feel extremely boring and monotonous, especially if you do them over and over again. Rebounding can help you to avoid the monotony of other exercises. It’s a fun way to keep fit and there are plenty of different things that you can do on a rebounder. It also fits in well with other high-intensity exercises as part of interval training.
136. Fewer colds
If you start rebounding regularly, you could find that you experience fewer colds. Keeping physically fit helps to boost your immune system, which keeps away all the nasty germs and bugs that can make you ill. When you start exercising more, especially if you choose a high-intensity exercise like rebounding, you can notice that you get sick less often and feel generally much healthier. And when you do get a cold, rebounding can help you to clear your nose and improve your breathing. You can’t avoid colds altogether, but rebounding could help to reduce them and help you feel better when you have one.
137. Relieves back pain
Back pain is a very common problem. When your back hurts, you might not want to move much, but lack of activity can actually make some back pain worse. Movement can help to ease back pain in a variety of ways, and low-impact physical activity is often best. Rebounding is low-impact but also high-intensity, so it’s excellent for helping you to be stronger too. Strengthening your muscles is one of the best ways to improve back pain, particularly if you work on your core muscles. Improved core strength from rebounding can help to relieve your back pain and improve your posture.
138. Prevents edema
Rebounding is good for increasing your circulation, which can help to prevent edema. Edema is when fluid abnormally accumulates in certain tissues, such as under the skin or in the lungs. Edema can cause swelling and can cause skin to appear shiny and tight. Better circulation keeps blood from pooling in the veins and prevents fluid leaking from capillaries into surrounding tissues. You can also get other benefits from improved circulation, from healthier hair and nails to higher energy levels.
139. Reduces aches and pains from inactivity
You would think that relaxing a lot would mean you don’t get any aches and pains from putting too much strain on your body. But you need to get a balance between doing too much and not doing enough. Inactivity can cause you to have aches and pains too, so remaining as active as you can is important. Rebounding helps you to stay active by giving you a fun way to keep fit. It’s easy to fit into even the busiest person’s day because you get a lot of benefit from just a short time on a rebounder.
140. Lessens shoulder pain
Rebounding could also help you to improve your shoulder pain, as well as back pain. The activity can help to strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and stretch your back, neck and shoulders. Some rebounder exercises are ideal for the upper back, helping to strengthen your upper back and shoulders. Rebounding helps to correct your posture and align your body so that you spend less time bent over and more time sitting or standing up straight. Better posture can do a lot for your shoulder pain, and relieving stress through rebounding helps too.
- Alleviates gout
In addition to being an exercise that puts very little pressure on your feet, rebounding helps increase the flow of the lymph. In turn, this removes uric acid from the body. Conversely, a slow-moving lymph will leave you at far greater risk of gout attacks and flare-ups. Given that uric acid buildups are one of the main causes of developing gout, rebounding can be used to prevent gout as well as treat it. Meanwhile, the general improvements to blood circulation should help alleviate gout. Other exercises can be used, but rebounding is the most effective by far.
- Reduces varicose veins
Bouncing on a rebounder makes the lymph work up to 30 times faster, which is vital for the detoxification of cells. As such, it can be an effective exercise for reducing varicose veins and spider veins. Research shows that rebounding additionally supports muscle tone and blood flow in the legs to help fight against various varicose veins symptoms. When added to the fact that rebounding has no negative impact on the joints, this is undoubtedly one of the best ways – short of surgery – to reduce the appearance and varicose veins and prevent future bouts from occurring.
- Improves digestion
Rebounding is an exercise that boosts blood flow throughout the body. The biomechanical stimuli are particularly noticeable in the gut, and this increased blood flow will directly help the muscles perform in a more efficient way. When the muscles work better, it allows food to take the intended route from mouth to rectum via the small and large intestines in a smoother fashion. This can reduce the symptoms of IBS, relieve constipation, and help reduce the threat of colon cancer and related digestive problems. The fact that your body will be moving more frequently helps too.
- Stimulates learning process
Regular exercise on the rebounder will actively boost your brain’s capabilities, stimulating the learning process in a far more engaging manner. The oxygenated blood can improve attention, memory, language organization, graphomotor, and higher order thinking. Similarly, the idea of taking on this additional routine encourages you to think more about the body in a bid to see the best results. This change of mindset can be hugely beneficial, especially when it supports the chemical changes within the body and brain.
- Stimulates mental performance
Rebounding’s positive impact on lung capacity and blood oxygen levels naturally aid mental performance. Routines can also be a great chance to relax and forget about your problems. This can help you refocus your attention after exercise. Rebounding can aid memory, creative thinking, and concentration levels while additionally slowing the cognitive decline. Rebounding is additionally shown to encourage better sleep patterns. In turn, this can aid immediate and long-term mental performance. All exercise promotes good mental health, but this is one of the best. Not least due to the frequency of workouts.
- Boosts muscular development
Unlike most exercises, rebounding provides a full body workout that can aid muscular development and core strength. The improved blood flow affects every muscle, enabling them to work far more efficiently. The standard bounce can tone various leg muscles including the quads and calves, as well as the glutes. Studies show this is one of the best exercises for proprioception, which relates to the ability to sense the position and orientation of all body parts. Strengthening the legs to the point where you can do a single leg stand for longer can prevent injuries for athletes and falls for the elderly.
- Improved athletics
All physical activity will provide some cardiovascular or muscle strengthening benefits for improved athletic performance, but rebounding does both. The improved lymph flow and blood flow aids muscle efficiency while the continued movement and jumping actions cause the lung capacity to increase. Other benefits include improved balance, joint movement, and postures. Moreover, enjoying those physical improvements without the threat of encountering injuries makes it an ideal training ritual before and after the big events, as well as during the recovery period.
- Regulates appetite
Rebounding can help weight loss for many reasons, and regulated appetite is one of the main incentives for weight loss enthusiasts to incorporating jumps into their exercise plans. Rebounding helps balance your hormones, which can suppress feelings of hunger. By reducing calorie intakes by 250 calories per day while burning 250 calories on the rebounder, it’s possible to lose one pound per week. A lot of users find that a few minutes of using gravity to jump from weightlessness to feeling heavy can reduce the desire to eat too. This can aid the bid for healthy portion control.
- Reduced risk of stroke
Moderate exercise is shown to reduce the risk of stroke by 27%. This is due to the reduced weight and lower blood pressure. Given that rebounding is directly shown to help both of those issues, bouncing on a rebounder is a great way to reduce the threats of a stroke. The increased blood oxygenation is another significant factor. Sticky blood cells are encouraged to separate thanks to the exercise, which dramatically helps them flow through the body while avoiding clots and artery hardening. As oxygenated blood reaches the brain, strokes are far less likely.
- Lessens PMS symptoms
All exercises will improve your mood thanks to the release of endorphins, which can be very useful at that time of the month. However, if you find that bloating is one of your main PMS symptoms, rebounding is the exercise for you. Pumping the lymph system to remove toxins and excess fluids will have a significant impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Even a few minutes of bouncing on the rebounder will provide the benefits associated with a full body workout while the fact you can complete the workout from home lets you react as soon as those symptoms surface.
- Lowers risk of early death
Studies in Australia have shown that sweating through exercise can actively reduce the risk of early death. Sweat can help heal old wounds and regenerate the skin to overcome dangerous pathogens and tuberculosis-causing bugs. The benefits of increased gut health, blood health, weight management, and mental health are also shown to help you live better for longer. On a separate note, strengthening core muscles and skeletal posture can prevent a number of dangerous situations that may arise in later life. Ultimately, rebounding aids a plethora of internal health issues.
- Slows the aging process
Rebounding is one of the best exercises to help people stay fit as they get older. Apart from being a low impact routine that can be completed in short bursts at a pace to suit you, it actively reverses the signs of aging. The detoxification through the improved lymph flow is excellent for the skin and general appearance. Meanwhile, research shows that regular routines on a rebounder can aid posture, core muscle strength, and bone density. The fact that it does all of this without putting any additional stress on joints or muscles makes it an ideal solution even into the senior years.
- Reduces discomfort from lack of exercise
There’s no escaping the fact that a lack of exercise will lead to significant discomfort. Rebounding is a light exercise that can be done in bursts of just a few minutes without any joint pain, making it the perfect way to get back into exercise. The lack of pressure will also stop you encountering many of the post-workout aches and pains that can turn you away from keeping up the new fitness regime. Frankly, rebounding is one of the best for avoiding discomfort before, during, and after exercise. Best of all, this allows you to exercise as frequently as you like or feel necessary.
- Facilitates healthy weight gain
Rebounding is primarily considered as an exercise to lose weight. While it will burn fat, rebounding works all the major muscle groups. Furthermore, NASA studies have confirmed that it improves bone density too. Boosting bone and muscle density while losing fat and exercising muscles in a low-impact manner is the ultimate way to gain weight in a healthy manner. The gains are likely to be gradual, especially as they are counteracted by the fat loss. Still, the scientific studies show that this is one of the best ways to achieve sustained success in this arena.
- Helps measure activity output
Whether losing weight, toning up, or adding muscle, it’s important to know how much exercise you are doing. Rebounding is one of the easier cardio routines to monitor in this sense. Counting bounces or durations is equally easy, and this info can quickly be used to calculate the calories burned. There are many contributing factors to consider including your weight and intensity levels. However, studies show that a person weighing 135lbs would burn around 95 calories in a 15-minute workout. Whether it’s one long workout or several short ones during the day, measuring the progress is easy.
- Exercises several parts of the body at once
The best exercises and workouts are those that target the whole body. When incorporating various rebounding exercises into your routines, the oxygen flow to all muscles improves. In addition to working your legs and arms, rebounding is shown to aid ankle and knee strength while helping to improve muscle mass. In fact, rebounding is something that NASA has used to help astronauts build muscle and bone mass. The stabilization of core muscles can additionally support balance and posture while aiding the abs too. When added to the cardiovascular benefits, this truly is a full body workout.
- Relieves knee pain
Exercising through knee pains can be difficult, especially as running and playing sports can aggravate the problems. Rebounding is a low-impact exercise that is commonly recommended by osteopaths as a great way to manage existing pains and prevent potential damage. While those with severe knee pains that are almost debilitating should check things out with a medical expert first, most people can find significant relief from rebounding. It lets you enjoy a full range of movement without any of the added pressure or strain. This makes it perfect for people of all ages and sizes.
- Reduces chances of obesity
Rebounding is an aerobic exercise, which naturally makes it a great way to burn calories and promote improved blood circulation and muscle health. All of those factors can help reduce the threat of obesity. Moreover, the low-impact attributes allow you to complete daily routines without causing injuries. Rebounding also promotes a healthy digestive system, regulates your appetite, and puts you in a healthier frame of mind. Even if you only have the chance to work out for a few minutes each day, the influence on your weight and general fitness levels is huge.
- Helps with cleansing and detox
The improved rate of toxin and acid removal from the body is a particularly useful benefit of regular rebounding workouts. Working up a sweat also helps the body get rid of various toxins and chemicals to promote healthy skin and a glowing appearing. The full body workout is also the only exercise proven to cleanse and strengthen every cell of the body. The oxygenation of the blood and improved lymph flow will have a positive impact. When coupled with good hydration, this truly is one of the best ways to detox the body to look and feel like a brand new person.
- Improves symptoms of fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia affects the muscles in a big way. Using the rebounder for a few minutes is a scientifically shown to get the blood flowing while it also helps stiff muscles, which is very useful for fibromyalgia sufferers. The short-term benefits are huge, but they can be supported by the long-term rewards of denser muscles and increased core strength. Rebounding isn’t a cure for the condition, but reducing the symptoms in this manner can make daily life a lot easier. In addition to the physical rewards, many users find that the emotional benefits are significant too.