Rebounding is something I heard about from my massage therapist a few years ago, but I honestly didn’t pay much attention to it. I bought my mom a mini trampoline for rebounding last summer and then she one-upped me and bought me the cadillac of mini trampolines, found here. Keep in mind that I live in an apartment in downtown Seattle, so space is limited. Nonetheless, I have my mini trampoline in the corner of my bedroom (yes, its not the most aesthetically pleasing, but worth it imo) and I use it almost daily. There are sooo many health benefits to rebounding, especially if you do it consistently, and its kind of fun and enjoyable too. My massage therapist originally recommended it because I tend to get slight edema in my legs and have poor circulation, which are two things that rebounding significantly helps with.
Before I go into detail about the health benefits from rebounding, let me first explain what it is. Rebounding is basically jumping on a mini trampoline for any amount of time you choose, but I recommend starting with 5-10 minutes daily and working your way up to 15-20 minutes daily. You can either keep your feet planted on the trampoline while jumping or you can jump high enough to where your feet leave the trampoline. The latter will yield more results, including toning your legs and body, but both are still beneficial. I usually set a timer, turn on music or a podcast, and get to jumping! I typically try to jump for at least 10 minutes a day and sometimes I even break that up into 2 bouts of 5 minutes each. Ideally, you would be jumping for closer to 20 minutes a day, but if you’re getting lots of walking in daily, among other workouts, then I say do what you can and anything is better than nothing at all.
Now, lets get to the best part which are the health benefits! I was shocked to learn about all the different health benefits of rebounding, but once I started incorporating this into my routine and started to notice changes, it all made sense to me. Here a list of some of the benefits you can experience from rebounding consistently:
Helps improve digestion
Increases bone mass
Increases lymphatic drainage
Improves muscle tone
Supports the thyroid and adrenals
Stimulates mitochondria which are responsible for cell energy
I hope you gained some inspiration to start rebounding! Here is a link for a mini trampoline that is budget friendly and will do just the trick to provide all the health benefits listed above. Happy rebounding! xo