Rebounding Benefits: Top 10 Reasons to Jump like Nobody’s Watching

Top 10 Rebounding Benefits

Fun AND exercise? Can those two things actually co-exist? Absolutely!

And all you need is a workout trampoline and your inner child to get started. That’s right. Jumping on one of those things isn’t just for kids. It’s a beneficial activity for children and adults alike, so don’t let that photo above fool you.

But what’s the difference between jumping on trampoline and rebounding? To define rebound exercise… It’s a simple aerobic workout that’s low impact and is normally performed on a rebounder (also known as a mini trampoline). There’s also a methodical way to go about it. You don’t simply jump for the sake of jumping.

Cats Rebounding

Bob and I actually have two small trampolines. One in the office and one in the living room. That’s why I just had to write an article for everybody! This is by far one of the most energizing and entertaining ways to work out.

Anyway, the top 10 trampoline benefits are listed below:

 1  Lymphatic Drainage Thanks to The Force… The G-Force!

This buoyant up-and-down motion utilizes the amplified G-force from gravity which means that each and every cell in your body needs to respond to the speeding-up and the slowing-down.[1]

And it’s that very act that makes your lymphatic system happy seeing as the body moves in a vertical direction and the entire system itself runs in the same direction.

Not to mention that increased G-force equals increased lymphocyte activity, which brings me to #2:

 2  Detoxifying AND Immune Boostifying

The lymph system is a transporter of countless immune cells, thus making it your immune function’s number one supporter. Getting rid of all that invisible-to-the-naked-eye gunk helps your immune system function at full capacity.

 3  Happy Bones and Joints. No Impact Damage Here!

Gravity is the primary reason why rebounding works so well. But what does lack of gravity do? Well, for one thing, it causes bone density loss. Luckily, we don’t live in some space station orbiting earth, but it’s definitely something NASA has to consider.

In fact, they have astronauts rebound in order to regain bone density. Furthermore, NASA conducted a study back in 1980 that ended up supporting this so-called rebounding “magic.” Their finding? It most definitely helps re-mineralize bones.[2]

And there’s no way I could hit the publish button if I didn’t mention how joint-friendly this wonderful exercise really is. And it all has to do with the elasticity and low-impact nature of the activity. There are no hard surfaces involved. (Your knees will thank you.) This is why, now more than ever, people are opting for trampoline-jumping instead of running on the hard cement ground.

Not to get all anecdotal on you and speaking of knees, but my right knee was in pain for the longest time and I thought it would never go back to normal. Guess what made it better? My little rebounder.

 4  HUGE Digestive Tract Boost

Doctors have said this time and time again: Avoid laying down the moment after eating a meal. That’s because digestion works best when gravity gives it a helping hand.[3] At the same time, you shouldn’t be overly exerting yourself. Rebounding is best done on an empty stomach.

Empty stomach or not, your digestive tract, much like your lymphatic system gets an undeniable boost with that up-and-down motion.

And now to bring up the taboo topics: This aerobic exercise helps with your bowel movements and helps you release gas.

In more medical terms, your intestinal muscle movement (also referred to as peristalsis) is vastly improved.[4]

 5  Rebounding for Weight Loss. Goodbye Unwanted Pounds and Cellulite!

It’s a known fact: To rebound regularly is to build stronger muscle and reduce body fat.

Fortunately, you don’t have to take my word for it. Tons of studies and extensive research has been done to prove that this benefit as well as the others listed are legitimate.[5] [6] [7]

 6  Oxygenation to the Max

There have been studies done on Cystic Fibrosis patients and despite their severe lung issues, their oxygenation was still able to be increased by consistently rebounding.[8]

Whether you have normal lung function or not, this cellular exercise supports the cells of the body for supremely efficient oxygenation. Rebounding really is one of the best ways to do just that.

 7  Notable Drop in Blood Glucose Levels

A 2016 study published by The Journey of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that a consistent mini trampoline exercise program can reduce blood glucose levels.[9]

In a world where high glucose levels is relatively common, it’s important to do everything you can to keep those levels optimal.

 8  Matters of the Heart. And Matters of the Blood Pressure Too!

Rebounding = stronger heart = more efficient blood-pumping.

In fact, consistent rebounding tends to decrease one’s resting heart rate.

To delve a bit deeper, the up and down motion I keep on mentioning causes many of the body’s large muscle groups to contract. This in turn causes a rhythmic compression of each vein and artery.

In conclusion? Overall circulation, blood flow, and oxygenation is drastically increased which directly correlates to lowered blood pressure and a whole lot less strain on the heart muscle.[10]

 9  Overall Improvement of Balance and Coordination

According to Dr. Craig A. Maxwell, rebounding actually improves your brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus in your inner ear, thus refining your coordination and balance.[11]

In other words, you actively engage your mind and body connection by using the inner ear canal and ocular nerves, which stimulates not only your balance and coordination, but your reaction time as well.

 10  Slower Aging. The Fountain of Youth of the Exercise World?

No, you won’t stay young forever, but it certainly helps with the aging process by slowing it down. In general, exercising consistently tends to have that sort of effect.

However, rebounding effects every cell in your body; there literally isn’t a part of your body that isn’t being stimulated.[12]

Think of it this way: stagnation = rapid aging, total body movement = slow aging.

People Rebounding on Trampoline

That’s it, folks. Well, only because this was a top 10 list of rebounder exercise benefits. There are definitely a TON more.

Do you own a mini-trampoline? If not, I highly suggest you go out and buy one! They’re not all that pricey and the value you get out of them will benefit you 100-fold.

Eva Xanthopoulos

Joy acts like a trampoline. Everything that touches it bounces right back off it.
-Mariella Frostrup


Sources
1. “Rebounding: A Low-Impact Exercise Alternative.”
2. NASA Studies
3. Global Healing Center – “Does It Matter How Late We Eat?”
4. “Rebounding – How to Bounce Yourself to Better Health.”
5. “Isolated Aerobic Exercise and Weight Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.”
6. “Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Training Improves Glucose Tolerance in Aging Independent of Abdominal Adiposity.”
7. “The Biological Analysis of Aerobics.”
8. “Effect of Daily Short Bouts of Trampoline Exercise During 8 weeks on the Pulmonary Function and the Maximal Oxygen Uptake of Children with Cystic Fibrosis.”
9. “Changes in Blood Glucose Among Trained Normoglycemic Adults During a Mini-trampoline Exercise
Session.”

10. “Effects of Intervention Trampoline Exercise on Neck Strength and Physiological Responses” – New Ergonomics Perspective.”
11. “Rebounding – How to Bounce Yourself to Better Health.”
12. “Mini-trampoline Exercise Related to Mechanisms of Dynamic Stability Improves the Ability to Regain Balance in Elderly.”


*DISCLAIMER: Always consult a medical professional before applying the advice given throughout this website. While the articles on HMM are thoroughly researched, it is important to speak with your medical provider before starting a new exercise routine or introducing something new to your diet. We ourselves are NOT doctors, so the information we feature should not be used to replace any of your medications or lifestyle choices that have been recommended by your doctor. Read at your own risk and read our full disclaimer here.*

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18 COMMENTS

    • No problem, Jordan! 🙂

      I highly recommend starting your day rebounding 5-15 minutes (before you eat anything). And it would be wise to rebound more throughout the day. I have a mini-trampoline right by my desk, so I occasionally take a break from my work and jump (about 100-300 jumps per session). What I especially like about this exercise is that it’s really enjoyable, so taking some time out of my day to do that is far from a chore.

      Happy jumping! 😀

      -Eva

    • I know, right? Who would have thought that exercising could be such a blast and provide SO many benefits at the same time. And that’s only 10 of them.

      Anyway, thank you for reading this article and taking the time to comment. 🙂 xx

      -Eva

  1. Thanks for the like and follow at Self-help Health. I always appreciate when someone decides to do that, plus it helps lead me back to what they’re up to, like this great post of yours on rebounding. I have been wanting to put together something on rebounding because I think it’s such a wonderful health aid. I would love to feature your article in the near future and, of course, would provide a link back to here and credit you as author. How does that sound?

    • My pleasure! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave this thoughtful comment. 🙂

      Rebounding is one of my favorite exercises ever. That and biking. What’s your favorite way to exercise?

      I would really appreciate the feature/link back to Health Mastery Movement. That sounds wonderful. Thanks so much. I hope you have a fantastic week! 😀

      -Eva

      • Great, thanks, Eva. Will probably feature it in the next week or so, depending on when I get around to finishing a couple of other posts I have in the works. Or maybe sooner, if I don’t get those finished in a timely manner!

        And I like rebounding, too, but was w/out a mini-tramp for the last 5 yrs until a friend moved to AZ recently and left me her Needak (lucky me!). And I do some yoga stretches and sometimes Donna Eden’s 5 min energy routine and Fragrant Qigong, which I’d never even heard of until about 6 mos ago. Also like going for long walks out in nature and use to love to swim and play tennis and basketball growing up.

        • Excellent! I really appreciate it. And thanks for sharing! Qigong is a lot of fun, but I’ve never tried Fragrant Qigong before. Tennis and basketball are always great ways to exercise too.

          And I’ll take a look at your post. Thank you!

          See you around. 🙂

    • I was looking for unique ways to say “mini trampoline.” Boingy circle is just about the best alternative I’ve heard so far. 😀 I “bunny” in my living room too!

  2. I’m constantly on the lookout for bouncy houses that allow adults to play hihi :p I guess I should just get a trampoline instead. However it’s a bit tough when you live in a city apartment, unless you get a tiny one.

    • Yes! A bouncy house for adults would be awesome!! 🙂 Bob and I live in a relatively small space for the time being, so we just have two mini trampolines.

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