This image was taken for Women’s World Magazine (8/19/19) “ Cholesterol Miracle ” Feature.

This image was taken for Women’s World Magazine (8/19/19) “Cholesterol Miracle” Feature.

For people who are unfamiliar with rebounding, the idea of jumping on a trampoline for health purposes may seem a little odd. But rebounding, which is basically bouncing on mini trampolines, actually has tons of benefits—from elevating mood, to enhancing sleep and digestion.

Not only does rebounding make burning calories more fun and innovative, but it provides a wealth of benefits for your lymphatic system. So besides aiding your body in getting rid of toxins, it also helps build overall immunity against diseases.

It helps detoxify

The lymphatic system relies on body movement and gravity to effectively drive toxins out of your body. NASA explains how gravity is responsible for keeping most of bodily systems functioning on earth, which is why astronauts are required to do at least two hours of hyper gravity exercises in space. Rebounding is a type of hyper gravity exercise, one that puts your lymphatic system into overdrive to effectively flush out toxins.

It lowers cholesterol

Rebounding is an amazing cardio activity, as it strengthens the heart muscle and cells of the body. Over time, it will take less work to pump blood throughout the body and improve circulation and oxygen consumption. As a response, the lymphatic system also becomes more efficient at reducing cholesterol. What's more is that it also lowers triglyceride levels, which is good news for diabetics and those looking to lower their weight.

It allows better sleep

Rebounding reduces the number of stress hormones in your body, which will help you sleep better at night. Getting at least six hours of deep sleep every night is essential if you want to keep your body healthy and functioning throughout the day. It is also crucial for a healthy immune system. Research conducted by the University of Tübingen found that sleep boosts the effectiveness of specialized immune cells called T cells. These cells protect us from the attack of various diseases by attaching themselves to potentially harmful substances that enter our body.

It improves the effectiveness of other exercises

While rebounding can be good on its own, it has even more benefits when done in conjunction with other exercises. It has been shown to improve the effectiveness of workouts such as aerobics and strength training.

Findings listed on Rebounding with June show that those who rebound for at least 30 seconds between weight lifting sets, see a 25% improvement (in muscle mass and weight loss) after 12 weeks than those who didn't. It’s all about finding the perfect combination of exercises to suit all your other needs.

It can also help those who suffer from joint pain. Chron details how older people can benefit from rebounding as it will increase the overall strength and range of motion in their joints. It will also improve their reaction time and spatial awareness, which will help prevent falls. As rebounding is a low impact exercise it is one of the best ways for those in their senior years to exercise. Research from Maryville University shows that the population of adults over 65 is rapidly increasing, which will mean that more people in the future will seek treatment for chronic conditions such as joint pain and arthritis. This will lead to an increase in waiting times for treatment, which is why some people will seek alternative options. Rebounding is a much more cost-effective (and fun) way to prevent and treat joint pain than going to a hospital.

These alternative "medicines" have opened people to the possibilities of non-clinical wellness methods and exercise techniques—which is beneficial to maintaining your overall health and avoiding expensive healthcare.

Article written by: Catherine Gregor

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