Warning – if your dog is anything like mine, they will enjoy the rebounder just as much as we do!
Now, if you are a loyal RWE story watcher, you’ve seen me all giddy bouncing around on a mini trampoline in my living room. This trampoline is actually called a “rebounder” for when used for health purposes. So, what exactly is rebounding and why am I doing it?
Rebounding or rebounding therapy is actually pretty common among the holistic wellness world. Using this mini tramp for only 15 minutes a few times a week can have you feeling like a new person. I waited to write this post until I had a good chunk of time bouncing around so I could truly speak to it. I’ll dive deeper at the end of this post but, I’m hooked.
And fun fact – NASA was cool enough to shine the light on the magic rebounding truly is back in1980. They conducted a study and asked eight men from the ages of 19 to 26 to walk, jog, and run on a treadmill at four different speeds and compared it to rebounding on a mini trampoline at four different heights. The results? Not only was rebounding safer and offered lower impact for those who may have physical limitations, but it increased heart rate and oxygen consumption more than RUNNING!!!
OK the meat and potatoes – here is why you should rebound: FULL BODY DETOX BABY!
Yeah you heard it right, rebounding is one of the most effective therapies to move and groove your way to full body lymphatic drainage. The lymph system is a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels that make and move lymph fluid from tissues to the bloodstream. It is sometimes referred to as the “garbage disposal of the body” and unlike your heart that has a pump – your lymph has a hard time getting itself flowing. It relies on our daily movement to do its job and detox our body. No movement = stagnant toxins in the lymph and a higher chance of sickness and disease. Of course any and all movement is beneficial in helping your lymphatic system flow, but rebounding is especially fantastic. By bouncing up and down your body is literally forced to flow and flush toxins. COUNT ME IN.
LESS STRESS. MORE JOY.
Even a few minutes a day can dramatically improve your mood. The light bouncing helps increase blood flow to underused muscles and can loosen up the overworked ones and pushes your body to release endorphins (aka a natural calming aid). This decrease in overall tension feels so, soooo good. Plus, it’s fun. I mean really fun. I actually look forward to hopping on and moving my body.
BOUNCE YOUR WAY TO WEIGHT LOSS 😉
Not sure if you caught on but I’m obsessed with rebounding because while I am detoxing, distressing and having fun – I am getting a workout in! It exercises every one of the 638 muscles in your body while being low-impact, low-stress, and revitalizing to your entire system.
CRAZY GOOD FOR YOUR BONES, JOINTS & POSTURE.
What rebounding does that no other form of fitness can? I’m getting a little nitty gritty but, it subjects your body to strong gravitational forces (called G-forces on the street) that strengthen EVERY cell in your body and also helps to increase your white blood cell count. How? As you jump up and down you experience zero gravity at the top of your bounce and G-forces that are 2-3x stronger than normal on your way back down. This encourages your cells to grow stronger and increases your blood flow and oxygenates your body. Wicked cool if you ask me.
BOUNCE IT OUT! LITERALLY! MOVE & GROOVE YOUR WAY TO THE TOILET.
Yes, rebounding aids in digestion and can relieve constipation. This may be my favorite benefit. I’ll do just about anything to keep myself regular 😉 Rebounding stimulates the gut by increasing blood flow throughout the body which is important because when your muscles receive the proper amount of blood, they work more efficiently. Which means they can move food through your intestines and out of the bod nice and smooth.
SMELL YA LATER CELLULITE!
I hesitated to touch on this point because cellulite is NORMAL. It is OKAY. All woman have it in some form. But, that doesn’t mean its wrong to wanna soften those cute little dimples right?With that said, cellulite is frequently due to a stagnant, toxic lymph system. Rebounding supports the lymphatic flow in the booty and thighs and can improve one of the unfortunate root causes of non-hereditary cellulite. While on this topic – I also dry brush to release the lymph and help my cellulite situation 🙂
So, there are many ways you can use the rebounder. I recommend googling a few workouts and give them a try to see what you enjoy the most! Personally, I put on my go-to playlist and just bounce and dance my heart out. Typically I do 15-30 min. It makes me feel AMAZING.If this doesn’t make you wanna rebound your worries away then I don’t know what will. You can find the rebounder I use here!
Happy jumping 😉