Trampolines aren’t just for backyards, they have some amazing health benefits for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Health Benefits of Fitness Trampolines – Rebounding
What is rebounding?
Trampolines aren’t just for backyards, they have some amazing health benefits for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. I think we have all jumped on the large version of a trampoline. Probably in your neighbors backyard, or maybe even your own. It brings back childhood memories of jumps and flips and laughter with friends. In the beginning, trampolines were designed to train athletes in sports like gymnastics, skiing, diving and other forms of acrobatics. Trampolines are now their own recognized sport. Trampolines have also been used to help astronauts reacclimatize when they return from space.
Yes, jumping on a trampoline is a lot of fun, but studies have shown that trampoline work outs have extensive health benefits. Benefits greater than walking or jogging, while burning more calories and causing less impact on the body.
Rebounding allows you to use and work all the muscles in your body at once, improving overall range of motion in joints and ligaments. While you are improving your range of motion and building strength you are also helping your cells to detox.
Rebounding trampolines are smaller versions that can fit in almost any room in your house and can be easily stored under the bed or in a corner.
Still not sure you want to start jumping? Here are several other health benefits of fitness trampolines – rebounding:
1. Detoxifies the body
Our lymphatic system will not pump fluid as it should without our help. The easiest way to achieve this is by moving our bodies. Rebounding is excellent for getting the lymphatic system moving and the fluid to drain out the toxins. Anything you can do to naturally detox, helps you fight illness and prevent future illnesses.
Read this article on how to detox naturally.
2. Low impact on joints and bones
Rebounding is low impact, aiding in the support of joints and bones. It is excellent for those who suffer from the early stages of osteoporosis. Those who suffer back and neck pain have also found relief in rebounding. With rebounding, you can have an effective workout without strain, injury or high impact.
3. Improves the Cardiovascular System
Rebounding helps with blood circulation throughout the body. This practice will also help to prevent edema. In some cases it helps to improve blood pressure on a daily basis, while also improving blood pressure recovery after any intense exertion or activity.
4. Promotes Good Heart Health
Rebounding is an excellent activity for heart health and improving heart strength. It aids in preventative health and improving current health concerns relating to your heart. Since it is gentle and low impact, it aids in recovery from some minor heart procedures. After continued rebounding your resting heart rate will also begin to improve, helping the heart work less.
5. Strengthens the Respiratory System
Performing this exercise daily has proven to increase lung production and capacity.
6. Aids in Weight loss
Maintaining a consistent pace and effort throughout your work out will assist in fat burning. You don’t want to become out of breath to burn fat. Your resting metabolic rate will begin to improve over time, and you will continue to burn calories after exercising.
7. Improves Balance and Coordination
Rebounding has shown to improve your equilibrium as your tissues become more oxygenated. Benefits in postural balance and overall alignment due to increased core strength has also been proven. Rebounding helps the brain to respond to the inner ear more effectively, which also helps with balance.
8. Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite
Cellulite comes from toxins in our lymphatic system. Since rebounding improves the flow of our lymphatic system, cellulite that is not hereditary should show overall improvement after regular practice over time.
9. Promotes Hormonal Balance
Rebounding helps to detox our bodies which it beneficial to our endocrine system and helps restore balance in our hormones. Rebounding also benefits women before and during their menstrual cycle.
10. Immune Boosting
Your immune system will improve as rebounding helps the tissue repair and red blood cell production. You should see a decrease in allergy symptoms, colds, and gastrointestinal problems with regular practice.
11. Improves Circulation
Rebounding increases capillaries in your muscles which improves your circulation.
12. You’ll Have Better Numbers
Statistics show that with consistency, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides numbers will all improve.
13. Natural Energy
Rebounding for a moderate amount of time ( 20 minutes 3-4 times per week) have shown to improve overall energy and relive the afternoon slump. Brain activity, clarity, and mental fatigue will also improve.
14. Stress relief
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15. Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
Rebounding will improve the quality of your restorative sleep and help you find ease in staying asleep.
16. It’s fun
Let’s be honest, we are all more likely to exercise when what we are doing is fun. Jumping on a trampoline makes me feel like a carefree child again. All the added health benefits are just icing on the low carb cake.
What do I need to get started rebounding?
- Any trampoline will work but here is a rebounder I use.
- For ideas on specific rebounding workouts, check out these fitness videos.
How long do I need to rebound to see benefits?
Any amount of activity is better than no activity. Ideally 15-20 minutes 3-5 days a week. Start slow and work your way into. If on day 1 you can only do 5 minutes, than great job! If you start slow but consistent I wonder where you will be in 30 days.