Bounce your way to health
Trampolines are a lot of fun. But did you know that bouncing actually has many health benefits?
Your body's lymph system supports immune function – it bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. But it's totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Vertical motion exercises, like rebounding or bouncing on a trampoline, can be more beneficial and efficient than horizontal motion workouts, such as jogging or running.
All cells in the body become stronger because of the increased G-force during rebounding, and this results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to five times more active. These cells "eat" viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it's good that they be active. In other words, this type of exercise directly strengthens the immune system. (Source: "Rebounding: Good for the Lymph System" by Dave Scrivens, Canada's first full-time practicing lymphologist, in Well Being Journal).
According to Scrivens, rebounding can also:
- Reduce your body fat
- Firm your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips
- Increase your agility
- Improve your sense of balance.
- 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for a cardiovascular workout
Not only is rebounding good for your health, but it's a form of exercise that's easier on your body and joints than many cardio exercises. In the 1980s, NASA studied the effects of rebounding and found that when astronauts ran on a treadmill, the G-force measured at the ankle was over twice what it was at the back and head. This means that the foot and leg absorb much of the force when running, which can explain why people get foot, shin and knee problems from running.
On a trampoline, the G-force was almost identical at the ankle, back and head and at a lower level than that of the G-force at the ankle on a treadmill. This shows that rebounding can exercise the entire body without excess pressure to the feet and legs.
We sell a variety of trampolines so you can start bouncing your way to better health.