Rebounding, otherwise known as bouncing on a mini trampoline, is a bit like the “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” of the exercise world. It looks like an activity with simple benefits – but nothing could be further from the truth. International research has found that the mild but continuous G-Force created by this low bounce offers far reaching benefits that go way beyond exercise. Read on for details.
Bounce to lose weight, tone, detox and boost immunity
It not only makes you fit, it tones your body and assists with weight loss. But, only when done properly. It is one of the most effective ways to boost your lymphatic system, detoxify your body and boost your immune system.
“Mini-trampolines” have been around for about 50 years. But what’s generating their re-birth is the combined and new knowledge of HOW to use them properly – as well as technology now being able to produce affordable rebound units that have a smooth and soft bounce.
A soft bounce is able to absorb sufficient impact from your ankles and knees to prevent injury. It’s also much more pleasurable to bounce on – making you want to keep bouncing which is essential for longevity.
Using the right techniques is also crucial to achieving health benefits
Many of us have tried a mini trampoline somewhere along the line and enjoyed it, but it’s only when we experience the immediate results of bouncing correctly on a good quality Rebounder – that it quite literally becomes addictive.
For years, medical institutions have been singing praises for its health benefits – with endorsements from research institutions including N.A.S.A. They did a study on rebounding and called it a “miracle exercise.” They found it to be 68% more effective than walking on a treadmill.
The exercise of the future
Albert E Carter, Olympic athlete/coach, medical journalist and lifelong researcher of (with institutions that include the Special forces, Olympic training facilities and the Hong Kong police force) has claimed Rebounding to be; “The most effective exercise yet devised by man“. Director of recreational sports at the University of Minnesota, Pat Mueller, declared Rebounding to be the “The exercise of the future”. He said, “I’ve seen a lot of sports fads come and go, but this thing (rebounder) is phenomenal”.
There are hundreds of books, studies, DVD’s and programs for rebounding. But unfortunately, many companies have missed the point COMPLETELY by marketing it purely as an aerobic exercise. You should first see it as a “Health” device, which then has the added bonus of being able to achieve aerobic fitness, toning and weight loss.
How the rebounder works
It’s true appeal is that even when you bounce gently with both feet on the mat, you exercise EVERY SINGLE cell in you body. That is, your muscles, organs, eyes, skin, tissue, bones etc. This makes it a phenomenal detox and cell regeneration program. And in some circles rebounding is “cellular aerobics”.
2 minutes of rebounding is equivalent to 6 minutes of running, 10 minutes of swimming and 22 mins of walking. A 5-minute bounce is therefore equivalent to doing a quick jog around the block. And 20 minutes offers similar benefits to health and fitness session of over an hour.