According to the research I’ve done rebounding is one of the best exercises you can do to stay healthy and age gracefully. I like it because it affects every cell of your body, it is fun and you can do it at home. The 3 main components of rebounding (acceleration, deceleration, gravity) cannot be duplicated in any other exercise.
I have been doing 10-15 minutes of rebounding consistently now for about 9 months (except for the month I was in Myanmar). I am pleased to report a significant improvement in my health. It is most noticeable in my skin which is more supple and glowing. When I started it was hard to do even 5 minutes, but I stuck with it. Now it is easy and fun to jump for 15 minutes. I put on the music and away I go.
Good for Your Lymph System
The lymph system is your body’s sewer system. It does its work by surrounding every cell in the body, gathering up dead cells, heavy metals, minerals and other toxins from the cells and helps get rid of them. It is so important that if your lymph system shuts down for 24 hours you would die from the toxic build up. Having a healthy lymphatic system is critical for your health.
The thing is, your lymph system does not have its own pump to push the lymph fluids around your body. Your blood is pumped by your heart but your lymph system needs a muscular movement to keep the fluids moving. So rebounding is going to get those fluids moving through your system cleaning up every one of your cells. Any type of movement will help flush the lymph system but there is no other exercise that helps the lymphatic system function as well.
Improves Bone Density and Joint Health
When you jump up and down the impact puts a gentle angular stress on every bone and muscle. The increased G-force strengthens the musculoskeletal system. The soft surface of a rebounder protects the joints from the impact that you get on hard surfaces.
There is a study where rebounding was used to help rebuild bone mineralization and reverse osteoporosis that was occurring in astronauts. When they are in space away from gravity they lose a significant amount of bone density. NASA has the astronauts use rebounding after they return from space to regain bone density.
Strengthens Every Cell In The Body
When you are jumping up and down the cells membranes must strengthen themselves in order to keep gel-like cytoplasm inside the cell strong enough to keep all the inner contents of the cell from being damaged. These are things like ribosomes, mitochondrion, and more. There is no other exercise that puts the stress of gravity and g-force onto all individual cells in the body.
Helps Reduce Cellulite
I am not against cellulite we all have it. Cellulite is part of being a woman. I don’t think it is healthy to be overly concerned about or think you can eliminate it completely. But we can reduce our cellulite by rebounding. The root cause of cellulite is a stagnant toxic lymph system Rebounding supports lymphatic flow in all your cells and especially your butt and thighs. Many women see an improvement in just a few months.
Improves Balance and Posture
When you’re rebounding you’re actively engaging your mind/body connection using your ocular nerves and inner ear canal. You automatically engage your abs strengthening your core. This helps to stimulate and strengthen your balance, timing, coordination and reaction time.
Helps Your Cardiovascular System
Another benefit is for your cardiovascular system. Just like rebounding supports lymph circulation, it supports the circulation of blood. Rebounding decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema. Since rebounding improves blood circulation it can even lower your blood pressure. It also circulates more oxygen to the tissues giving you more energy.
How to Rebound Correctly
What you need
Any trampoline suffices. This is a very affordable mini rebounder from Amazon it is about $40. It needs to be assembled though. It is easier to buy one from a sporting goods store like Dick’s or Sport’s Authority that is already put together. You can also buy this more expensive rebounder with some extras. Some gyms also have rebounders you can use.
What to wear
I bounce in my bare feet or if it is cold with socks on. Wear loose clothing, nothing constricting. While you jump your whole body will jiggle, that is what you want to be happening. The more you jiggle the more your lymph system is flushing out the toxins.
What to do
Go pee before you start. Do what works for you. Start at a moderate pace so you are breathing slightly faster but not uncomfortably. Your feet don’t even need to leave the trampoline if jumping is too difficult at the beginning. You can just bounce up and down by bending your knees.
If you want to lose weight rebound for 15 minutes at a moderate pace, 3-5 days a week. For detox support, you can do three five-minute sessions throughout the day.
Don’t rebound right after eating or drinking. If you are leaking go pee again and come back, this will get better as your cells get stronger. Yes I used to leak too but no longer. Rebounding along with squatting has tightened up my pelvic floor.
Are you going to try rebounding? Let me know what you think below.
Love & Hugs,
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Hi Ingrid, this is such a great idea…..I am concerned for moving my lymph, and this will be the answer! I wanted to know which one you use, the mini one from Amazon, or other . You just confirmed what I needed to to for myself at this time. As always, you are supportive and informative…….Thanks, Ingrid.
Donna, a fellow cleanser of yours.
Nice to hear from you. I bought one at Sport’s Authority came already put together and was about $49.00 for a 36″ rebounder Let me know how you feel once you start.
Thanks Ingrid. I really like all your tips. When I saw your newsletter about rebounding I immediately bought one, still waiting for it though.
Hi Ingrid. Thank you for this info. My question is – If I do rebounding, would I also need to include aerobic exercise in my daily routine? Also I am 6’2″ so need to consider how high I would be off the floor so I can clear the ceilings! LOL! Thanks.
I do the rebounding instead of aerobics on that day. So instead of using the elliptical machine doing sprints, I do 10-15 minutes of rebounding. You don’t actually jump that high, I would say about 9 inches, but be careful if you ceilings are really low. Let me know how it works out for you. Thanks for asking, I love hearing from you.
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Hello! Just saying hi, that I’ve been here, enjoyed reading this posting. I recently bought a rebounder and was googling other people’s opinion on rebounding after eating. I didn’t think such a good idea and that is the consensus. Also began to wonder if rebounding will help with incontinence and I’m glad to read your post that it does!! I’m also glad to read re starting out slow and believing it’s ok for feet to not leave the trampoline, ’cause first thing in the morning, I’m bouncing such, just to get gently going.
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I’m glad you are inspired to use rebounding to support your body, mind and spirit. Yes it definitely helps with incontinence but maybe not the first day, give it a little time. Put on your favorite music and have fun with it.