The Benefits of Rebounding
Rebounding on a mini-trampoline is easy. You can bounce on a rebounder while watching television or even while talking on the phone. Bouncing on a mini-trampoline is possibly the most effective exercise because of the effect rebounding has on the lymph in your body. The mini-trampoline subjects the WHOLE body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 1.5 or even 2 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high you bounce. Unlike jogging (outdoors, competing with cars for air and road space) or stationary bike (moving just your legs), or treadmill that will stress your ankles and knees, rebounding affects every joint and cell in the body equally.
Mini-Trampoline Exercise For Detox
Your lymphatic system is one of the most under-appreciated systems of your body. Think of an aquarium, and fish within it. The fish eat their food from the water they are swimming in, but they also poop in it. If it were not for effective oxygenation (an air pump, plants) and some bottom feeders that help keep it clean, soon the aquarium would become stale, and the fish would die.
The lymph carries nutrients in and toxins out of every cell. Unlike your blood which is pumped by your heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left rotting in their own waste and starving for nutrients. This mix of toxicity and malnutrition is the biggest contributor to degenerative diseases and aging. Just 10 minutes of rebounding a day is enough to keep your lymphatic fluids moving.
The lymphatic fluid moves through channels called "vessels" that are filled with one way valves, so the lymph always moves in the same direction. The main lymph vessels run up your legs, arms and torso. That is why the vertical up and down movement of rebounding is so effective at moving the lymph. Restrictive clothing prevents the flow of both blood and lymph. Tight jeans that block your groin, or a bra that prevents natural movement of the breasts during walking and exercise stops the lymph from moving through the breast tissue. A study by Singer and Grismaijer, 1995.
|Hours in a Bra Per Day*||Chance of Breast Cancer*|
|24||75.00% (3 out of 4)|
|>12 (but not while sleeping)||14.28% (1 out of 7)|
|<12||00.66% (1 out of 152)|
|0 (or rarely)||0.60% (1 out of 168)|
Even the gentle "health bounce" when feet remain in constant contact with the mat while your body moves up and down is sufficient to move your lymph and massage your organs. Start with 5 minutes of rebounding and increase to 15 as your fitness improves. Start gradually so that your connective tissue that is holding your internal organs in place has the time to strengthen to prevent prolapsed organs - the only contraindication to rebounding reported in the medical literature. People who rebound three times a day for 10 minutes each time are able to work longer, sleep better, and feel relaxed.
The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding
Arterial blood enters the capillaries in order to supply the cells with fresh fluid containing food and oxygen. The bouncing motion moves and cycles the lymph so that it picks up nutrients and drops off toxins effectively. The lymphatic system is the sewer and water system of your body. It transports toxins, dead cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other trash cast off by the cells. The movement of rebounding enables the system to drains away these poisons.
Immune System Benefits from Rebounding
The rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebrospinal fluid, and massages the intestines. Many immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled through amebic action. These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased gravity pull during rebounding. Self-propelled immune cells (control of viral, fungal and cancerous invasions) become up to 5 times more active after rebounding. Bouncing on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system.