Could there be just one exercise that improves heart health, is easy on the joints, and boosts your immune system? Yes! It’s rebounding, and it’s fun!
If you want to get a little nostalgic about your childhood days while also getting a great workout, then rebounding is perfect for you. The trampoline workout has numerous health benefits. Plus, it’s fun to do!
Here are five reasons why you should try rebounding:
1. It’s Easy On Your Joints
Rebounding has less impact on your joints than many other exercises. The springs absorb the impact with every bounce. A study found that there seems to be a better balance of pressure or G-force on a trampoline. When you go for a run, pressure is placed on your ankles, which can cause injury. When you jump on a trampoline, the pressure is more evenly distributed at your ankle, back and forehead. (1)
2. It Improves Cardiovascular Development
Rebounding is an aerobic exercise that strengthens the heart. It can increase oxygen uptake by allowing more oxygen to reach the cells through the gravity changes that occur while jumping. Increased oxygen uptake gives you a better workout by strengthening the cells and helping your body endure more exercise. (2)
3. It Improves Immune System Function
A trampoline workout can increase lymph fluid circulation, which gives the immune system a boost. When jumping, the lymphatic system flushes toxins from your body more efficiently due to the changes in gravitational pull. Leaving the surface of the trampoline causes your lymphatic valves to open. When you land, the G-force that occurs causes a surge of lymphatic drainage which helps improve circulation and detox your system. (3)
4. It Helps With Balance
A study reported by the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that trampoline exercise can help increase balance and reduce the risk of falls for the elderly. The study showed significant improvements in the postural balance of elderly women after 12 weeks of training. Researchers concluded that trampoline exercise can help prevent functional limitations due to aging. (4)
5. It Builds Physical Strength
Rebounding improves both physical strength and muscular development. It also helps develop proprioception – the ability to sense the position, location, orientation and movement of the body and its parts. Studies have shown that trampoline workouts can help prevent injuries. (5)
Watch the video below for a rebounding workout:
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