Have you ever seen people bouncing up and down on mini-trampolines as a form of exercise? If so, then you have witnessed rebounding exercises firsthand.
Here, we will tell you more about what rebounding is. We will also let you in on a few studies that show us that rebounding seriously works as a great form of exercise. Lastly, we will let you in on the many benefits that adding rebounding to your workout routine. This article might just convince you to start rebounding today.
What is Rebounding?
As mentioned above, rebounding is simply bouncing up and down on a mini-trampoline as a form of exercise. When doing this sort of exercise, the goal is to do it continuously in 3-5 minute increments over the course of the day. You want to do at least 15 minutes each day, if possible. The whole time your feet should remain on the trampoline. Each of your jumps should also bring your feet at least 6 inches above the trampoline. You can do rebounding in your home, at your local gym, or anywhere that you have your mini-trampoline.
How Do We Know It Works?
Several studies done by NASA and others have proven that rebounding is a great form of exercise. Research tells us it is much more beneficial than simply walking or using a trampoline. A study completed at the University of California San Diego has also told us that rebounding is great for strengthening muscles and improving balance. The small amount of G-force that you experience when jumping up and down can also help to strengthen your skeleton. Whether you are looking for a strengthening exercise, or even an exercise to improve your mobility and range of motion, rebounding is definitely it.
What are some of the major benefits of adding rebounding to your workout regimen? Here are just a few:
- Increased energy
- Elimination of free radicals and a boosting of the immune system
- Improves the effects of your other workouts
- Works many muscles at once
- Can actually boost the performance of your digestive system
- May prevent future issues in feet, knees, and shins that exercises like running and/or jogging might trigger
- Boosts your metabolic system
- Improves tissue oxygenation
A real break from the ordinary workout!