On the rebound
Having just spent a day at the awesome BeFit convention in London, I was delighted to discover such interest in the rebounder! Something I have promoted for many years and which I vehemently confirm will turn every aspect of your health around, as I discovered for myself quite by coincidence.
Having endured a slight injury, I decided to perform my interval training on a rebounder (mini- trampoline) to avoid any impact through my joints. Rebounding allows the muscles to go through the full range of motion at equal force, producing fewer injuries, and increases proprioception – which has been shown to minimize recurrence of sports injuries to the joints. I started to feel amazing! My energy went through the roof, I felt leaner than ever and compliments were flowing. I decided to investigate and do some research on this powerful piece of equipment being hailed as a ‘miracle exercise’ by authorities in the scientific (including NASA), and health and fitness world?
The number one health benefit of rebounding is Lymph drainage. The Lymphatic system is spread throughout the body in a complex network of organs, tissue, capillaries, veins and ducts. In short, it is a vital garbage removal system. To ensure good lymph circulation, we simply need to keep active and breathe deeply on a regular basis.
One of the best ways to boost lymph circulation is rebound exercise. No other activity can offer lymph drainage with so much effect, ease, enjoyment – and availability (it’s like having a team of Lymphatic masseurs available to do lymph drainage massage whenever you want). Ladies think anti-cellulite!!
· As you bounce and accelerate upwards, the lymph valves close, forcing the fluid upward and building the pressure.
· At the top of the bounce the valves open, allowing the fluid to move forward into the next chamber.
· At the bottom of the bounce, the valves close, allowing the pressure to build once again.
· In addition, every single cell receives a gentle ‘squeeze’, clearing waste build up and allowing oxygen and essential nutrients to enter. This innocent little ‘squeeze’ is at the very core of anti-ageing.
And the exciting part; four minutes of gentle bouncing will circulate the lymph system at least once, while just two minutes can flush the extracellular environment of fluid, waste and other build up. Short frequent sessions throughout the day will ensure that lymph keeps flowing and cells stay healthy. Normally, the lymph fluid circulates completely through the body only twice every twenty-four hours.
I personally do my interval training on the rebounder three times a week as well as bouncing twice a day (for five minutes) just to feel good and get the lymph flowing optimally.
If you’re feeling unwell, overweight and demotivated with your lack of results as we rapidly approach the first quarter of 2017, why not add some bounce to your life.