When you see the word “rebound,” we’re not talking about getting back at your ex, we’re talking about a form of exercise to detoxify the lymph and the organs!
What are the Benefits of Rebounding
A rebounder is essentially a mini trampoline. Rebounding is a form of exercise that helps many systems of the body such as:
- Strengthens muscles
- Promotes weight loss
- Increases bone density in a low impact way
- Improves coordination and transmission of nerve impulses between the brain and muscles
- Enhances digestion and elimination
- Slows down atrophy in the aging process
- Promotes better balance
- Curtails fatigue and menstrual pain in women
- Stress relief
- Aids in lymphatic drainage and detox
How Does Rebounding Help Detox?
Jumping on a rebounder is often listed as one of the most effective exercises for detoxification because it actually promotes detoxification of the lymphatic system.
Here is a simple explanation: There are two large lymphatic heads on either side of the body that each have one-way valves. The function of the right one is to take the toxins in and bring them down through the digestive system and pump them back up to be eliminated.
Essentially the lymph nodes help to pump fluid and toxins in and out of the body. But when the body is weakened from toxins or stress, many toxins enter the lymph nodes and never get pumped back out.
So when you are rebounding you are helping your body by “manually” pumping the toxins out with each bouncing movement.
The rebounder also helps to bring oxygen to the skin, and improve circulation.
The magazine Alternative Medicine Digest reported that a 150-pound person could burn 410 calories an hour while rebounding, and only 355 while running!
How To Rebound Properly
It may take you some time to build up enough stamina to rebound for any length of time. So start slow. Begin by doing 10 minutes per day and see how you do. Work your way up slowly. If you are wearing a fitness tracker you will be able to monitor how many calories you are burning and your heart rate.
Besides the actual rebounder, you can also bounce on a yoga ball while holding in your abdominal muscles, or jog, do jumping jacks or run up and down stairs to promote the healthy flow of lymphatic fluid. But the yoga ball and the rebounder are much safer for your joints.
Enjoy this easy, fun, quick workout that gives your detox efforts a huge boost! If you already use a rebounder, we'd love to hear about your experience in the comments.