Benefits of Rebounding for Lymphatic Drainage
Exercising on this mini-trampoline helps prevent heart attacks, drains the lymphatic system, lowers cholesterol, stimulates metabolism, tones up the glands, helps keep weight down, enhances digestion, helps you relax and sleep, minimizes colds and does much more. I know, it sounds like I’m an ad for ‘Rebounders-R-Us.’ I am, in reality, simply an advocate for easy, effective, inexpensive ways to stay healthy.
Now, rebounding is nothing more than bouncing up and down on a mini-trampoline three feet in diameter. It’s as easy as it gets. Yet the benefits of this aerobic activity are unique in the world of exercise. Working with gravity, rebounding appears to function as a cell cleanser and oxygenator (pulling out toxins, putting in cellular fuel), which lightens the load on the heart, which sounds very good to me.
A friend of mine from the physical education department at the University of California at San Diego, explained that rebounding “allows the muscles to go through the full range of motion at equal force, helping people learn to shift their weight properly and to be aware of body positions and balance.” Having introduced this equipment into his rehabilitation program at UCSD, he added that “When you jump, jog and twist on a rebounder you can exercise for hours without getting tired It’s great practice for skiing, it improves your tennis stroke and it’s a good way to burn off calories. My students tell me it’s so much fun that they often exercise on the units for their own rebounder enjoyment.”
More than fun, rebounding provides a number of physiological pick-me-ups for the person who sustains this activity for at least ten minutes four times a day. As you rebound, at the bottom of the bounce your feet hit the mat with twice the force of gravity. Then, just as the astronauts experience while floating in space, your body is in a state of weightlessness at the top of the bounce.
Bouncing on a trampoline is remarkably unstrenuous on the joints. There’s no solid ground to suddenly stop the bouncing of your feet. Your movements are perfectly safe, and they make the effect of gravity beneficial. By working against constant gravitational pressure while bouncing, you resist the Earth’s pull. Your resistance is subtle, but it builds cellular strength. Rebounding’s alternating weightlessness and double gravity produce a pumping action which pulls out waste products (from the cells) and forces in oxygen and nutrition from the bloodstream.
Oxygenating the Heart
If you have a resting heart rate of less than sixty beats a minute, don’t smoke, don’t have chest pain, live a healthful lifestyle and engage in rebounding for forty minutes or more a day at least five days a week, theoretically it’s not likely that you’ll ever develop a heart problem if you have none now. Rebounding helps you to attain your heart rate target zone every day that you do the exercise. Rebound exercise strengthens your heart in two ways: It improves the tone and quality of the muscle itself, and it increases the coordination of the fibers as they wring blood out of the heart during each beat. The aerobic effect of the rebounder equals and often surpasses that of running.
Your rate of rebounding will vary, depending on how vigorously you bounce and how high you lift your feet off the mat. Rebound exercise will give you the ideal aerobic effect with almost any rate of performance, because it fills all the requisites of an oxygenating exercise.
Deep Cleaning the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids the body of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy metals and other assorted junk which has been cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons.
The lymphatic system does not have its own pump – it has no heart muscle to move the fluid around through its lymph vessels, so no way to remove the toxins efficiently without help. There are just three ways to activate the flow of lymph away from the tissues it serves and back into circulation: muscular contraction from exercise and movement; gravitational pressure; and internal massage to the valves of the lymph ducts
Rebounding supplies all three methods of removing waste products from the cells and from the body; very efficient. Then the blood enters the capillaries and supplies the cells with fresh food and oxygen. The bouncing motion effectively moves and recycles the lymph and the entire blood supply through the circulatory system many times during the course of the rebounding session.
Stabilizing the Nervous System
Bouncing is also an excellent method of reducing stress, as it is very relaxing. Rebounding not only stabilizes the nervous system during the exercise period, but continues to help maintainafter you step off the device. In theory, the result is increased resistance to environmental, physical and mental stress. It may possibly help you to avoid psychosomatic disease or behavioral instability. You may experience heightened efficiency in the activity of your nervous system, which provides you with more energy?
Any Age, Anywhere, Anytime
You can enjoy rebounding for a lifetime and adjust it to your own particular level of fitness. It is safe, convenient and inexpensive, and its protective effects against degenerative diseases make it one of the most effective forms of motion you will find anywhere.
Source: Dr. Morton Walker [http://drmortonwalker.com/]