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What Are the Benefits of a Rebounder?

by Owen H. L. Davies

About Owen H. L. Davies

Owen H. L. Davies has been writing for more than three years for various publications, both U.S.- and U.K.-based, particularly for the SEO market. He was awarded a Batchelor of Arts (honours) in English from Southampton University in 2008. He is also a freelance specialist broadcaster, filmmaker and photographer.



Rebounding is a form of exercise carried out on a mini-trampoline. It involves regularly bouncing up and down on a trampoline a number of times per week. Rebounding is considered to have a number of health benefits that make it a good choice as an exercise regime for people of all ages and sporting abilities and also offers a series of practical benefits, too.

Ease of Use

A major benefit of rebounding is in its ease to carry out. A mini-trampoline can be set up almost anywhere, and can easily be taken down and stored, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Rebounding can easily be practiced around other activities such as watching TV or other daily chores, and since a few minutes of rebounding per day can provide great health benefits, rebounding can be much less time consuming than other forms of exercise.

Reduced Muscle Stress

Rebounding can be a particularly positive form of exercise as it offers many of the health benefits of sports such as running without causing the same levels of damage to muscles and joints. Rebounding absorbs the stresses that physical activity places on the knees and other joints whilst still working the cardiovascular system, and can be an alternative for those who want the benefits of physical exercises without the stresses that they place on the body.

Improved Lymphatic Function

The lymphatic system is the human body's method for cleansing and removing waste products from cells. The lymphatic system relies totally upon body movement, particularly physical exercises, to carry out its functions. Lymph vessels run all through the body, but particularly through the legs arms and torso, and this is why rebounding is so effective for aiding lymphatic function. The vigorous up and down movement of rebounding helps to promote strong lymphatic function, and its ability to exercise almost all of the muscle regions of the body means that all round lymphatic function is improved.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Rebounding is linked closely with promoting cardiovascular fitness, which refers to improving the function of the heart and lungs. As a vigorous aerobic exercise, rebounding provides a thorough work out for the heart and lungs, increasing lung capacity which in turn improves the oxygen flow throughout the body. Rebounding can also help to lower blood pressure and increase red blood cell counts which aids the oxygenation of the blood.

Weight Loss

Rebounding is a proven way to burn calories because it exercises nearly every muscle in the body. The increasing demand that all cells have for energy whilst rebounding means that calories are evenly burned across the entire muscle group, helping to tone and improve all regions of the body. The effects of rebounding also last for an extended period after the exercise ends, as rebounding increases metabolism levels in order for cells to replenish the energy that exercising has used up.

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