Rebounding is basically jumping on a mini trampoline in gentle bounces. Here our foot does not leave the trampoline, making us rise about 6 inches from the surface. Generally we do various types of exercise to target specific muscles or we intend to increase the cardiovascular function. Rebounding works on every cell of the body as it uses the force of acceleration and deceleration. When we bounce on a rebounder an acceleration action takes place as we bounce upward, a deceleration action at an increased G-force and our impact to the rebounder.
Rebounding helps our full body to detox, helps weight loss, improves bone density and reduces cellulite. There are many other benefits to rebounding and the idea of rebounding gained popularity in the 1980s. During this period, NASA studied its benefits to find an effective way which would help astronauts recover and regain their bone and muscle mass. About 15% of bone and muscle mass is lost by astronauts in 14 days when in space at zero gravity. Hence NASA needed some tool to reverse this damage.
1.The detoxification effect
The toxins of the body are removed through the lymphatic system which is the metabolic garbage can of our body. Due to this you get rid of the toxins like dead cells, nitrogen waste,, infectious viruses heavy metals. The movement in rebounding acts as a stimulus for this free-flowing system which drains away the potential poisons from the body. The lymphatic system does not have its own pump and has no heart muscle to move the fluid through the lymph vessels. Lymphatic flow requires gravitational pressure, muscular contraction from exercise and movement and internal massage to the valves of lymphatic ducts. Our rebounding exercise supplies all the above three methods for removing waste products from the body.
2.Increase Bone Density
Today many people are afflicted by Osteoporosis. Rebounding leads to acceleration and deceleration on each jump. Any average person accelerates and decelerates about 100 times per minute. Every cell and muscle in the body is impacted by acceleration and deceleration and it acts as a whole body exercise. It helps to put angular stress on every bone attached to your muscles. NASA astronauts used rebounding exercise to regain bone density. Rebounding helps to rebuild bone mineralization and reverse the effects of osteoporosis.
3. Helps us to Balance, Reaction Time & Coordination
Rebounding helps us to actively engage your mind/body connection by use of our ocular nerves and the inner ear canal. This stimulates and even strengthens our balance, timing, coordination and reaction time. When our body is moving in different directions many times it cannot prepare itself for the bounces. Rebounding helps us to put our physiology in a kinesthetic state.
4.We lose weight
During our cardiovascular exercise, there are moments of breathlessness and prolonged periods of breathlessness may lower our metabolism. By rebounding at a moderate pace, we breathe comfortably and do not stress our metabolism. This gentle detox benefits us from increased fat loss.
5.Strengthens our body Cells
Rebounding causes the cell in our body to move up and down by which the nucleus of the cell remains in the gel state and the cell membranes strengthen themselves and help to keep the cytoplasm intact. Rebounding is the only exercise that puts stress of gravity on all the cells of the body. It also strengthens our ocular nerves and muscles.
6.The Muscular Effect of Rebounding
With Rebounding all the muscles of the body experience equal force. The bounce of rebounding eases regular bowel movement of a constipated person. Digestion is also improved. With rebounding people learn how to shift weight properly and they become aware of their body positions and balance.
7.Improves our immune system
Doctors suggest rebounding to anyone suffering with hormone imbalance. It improves our immune system as it increases the action of red bone marrow and supports repairing of your tissues.