About 15 years ago, I purchased a lymphasizer (rebounder), after having a lengthy discussion with my naturopath about the amazing benefits of rebounding every day.
I recall loving it and using it often but then, with a young child in tow, I got distracted and lost my flow.
Just recently it seems there is another resurgence of interest in lymphasizing and after doing my research, I have once again purchased a rebounder online.
First up, a rebounder is a mini trampoline. But why rebound? According to NASA research, rebounding is twice as effective as using a treadmill.
The beauty of rebounding is that you can exercise the entire body without excess pressure to the feet or legs. The acceleration and deceleration you experience with each jump motion, provides benefits on a cellular level and at a greater rate than other forms of exercise like running.
So when you rebound, several actions happen:
An acceleration action as you bounce upward
A split second weightless pause at the top
A deceleration at an increased G-force
Impact to rebounder
The up and down motion is beneficial for the lympathic system since it runs in a vertical direction in the body. This aids with lymph drainage and supports immune function. Rebounding is often suggested as a detoxifying and immune boosting activity.
Rebounding is also most beneficial to the skeletal system as it increases the weight supported by the skeletal system with the increased G force of jumping.
Other benefits of the lymphasizer are; aids in improving digestion, helps improve balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear, helps circulate oxygen, improves muscle tone and supports the thyroid and adrenals, increased vascularity, greater co-ordination and elevated energy levels.
The best part about rebounding is, it is easy to do and not time consuming. Most research suggests rebounding for about 15 minutes per day. This can be broken up into 5 minute sets. Begin with feet in contact with the rebounder and as your confidence grows gently jump with your feet leaving the rebounder.
There is a ton of information on the internet about rebounding and many videos to watch showing you how to rebound. Always consult with your GP before commencing any new form of exercise and be sure to educate yourself on how to use the lymphasizer before you begin. Shop around for the right lymphasizer for you as prices vary widely.
I am loving my rebounder and can already feel the benefits of incorporating this form of exercise back into my life. I try and do five minutes on rising and then do a 10 minute workout after my gym session.