NASA Says Rebounding is Good For You!
In an independent study done in 1978 by NASA to help astronauts rebuild bone loss , NASA compared jogging on a treadmill to jogging on a trampoline and found rebounding to be "68% more effective than jogging on a treadmill"
Jogging vs. Rebounding
from N.A.S.A. study (excerpt from "Rebound Exercise" by Albert E. Carter, Courtesy of ReboundAir 2011)
"When jogging the legs and feet receive most of the musculo-skeletal trauma of hitting a hard unforgiving surface, causing common injuries such as shin splits and knee problems. Injuries are especially prevalent when the natural shock absorbing system of the body becomes too fatigue to do its job correctly. This fatigue throws added strain on already tired muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons, often forcing them beyond the rupture point. But the surface of the trampoline is forgiving. The entire body, not just the lower extremities, share the Gravitational Force Impact. This makes it possible to exercise the entire body without causing undue pressure to any part of the body.
Rebound exercise is two to four times as efficient as treadmill jogging, it efficiently uses the vertical forces of acceleration and deceleration to produce internal loading by directly opposing the gravitational pull; each part of the body is receiving the necessary environmental stresses it needs to become stronger; less oxygen is used and less demand is placed on the heart, stimulating the whole body".
Study showed the results that “rebounding is 68% more effective than jogging on a treadmill." Rebounding rebuilds bones and muscle quickly and effectively without any stress to the joints!
Published in the Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980. End of excerpt.
BENEFITS TO THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Our lymphatic system flows only in an upward direction, therefore rebounding creates a constant upward out push of unnecessary toxins
When Rebounding, every cell in our body is moving, every muscle is being challenged. It reduces body fat, firms arms, legs, thighs, abdomen and hips, overall it strengthens every muscle and increases our agility, providing an aerobic effect to the heart; rejuvenating the body when it is tired.
Aside of providing a high cardiovascular low impact exercise to your body, rebounding provides a 20 to 30 fold increased activity to the lymphatic system, which is very high compared to any other type of aerobic exercise. It is very important to have the lymphatic system very active because the lymphatic's primary function is to create immune cells, the system also helps to shuttle away fluids from tissue in the body, as well as absorb fat and move that fat to the circulatory system.
Many people are unaware that the lymphatic system is twice the size of the circulatory system, and it plays a crucial role in the body’s ability to ward-off illnesses and recover from diseases. The lymphatic system is the first line of defense against disease it plays an integral role in the immune functions of the body. The lymphatic system governs the body's immune system that makes the antibodies to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign material. When the lymphatic system becomes stagnant with cellular wastes, dietary fats and toxins, the usually-clear lymphatic fluid becomes thick with mucus.
Unlike the heart that has a pump to help it in its function, the lymphatic system does not have a pump to aid in its flow, instead this system requires movement, the more sluggish we are in our daily activities, the more sluggish our lymphatic system becomes, creating an overload of toxins in our body that become a long list of ailments in our body.
HOW THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM WORKS:
The lymphatic system only flows in an upward motion through the body traveling from the extremities (feet and hands) and upward through the body toward the neck ending near our stomach.
Like the cardiovascular system, movement is key to its optimal functioning, and sluggishness leads to its failure. Failure of the lymphatic system leads to a wide variety of health issues, from headaches to cancer. If the activity of the lymphatic system is stopped, death occurs within 24 - 36 hours.
To keep the lymphatic system functioning at its best, the ideal exercise is one that has you in a constant up movement because the lymphatic system only flows upward. Rebounding on a mini-trampoline or on rebounding boots is the best exercise because there is no jarring on the knees and you are in a constant up movement. Studies have shown that rebounding activates your lymphatic activity 20 -30 fold.
When you jog in sneakers you are burning approximately 6 to 8 calories per minute BUT when you jog on Kangoo Jumps rebounding boots your calorie burn increases to OVER 9 to 11 calories per minute! and...
Jogging for 20 minutes on Kangoo Jumps is the equivalent to jogging on sneakers for 27 minutes without any pain to your joints, 68% more effective than running on a treadmill. Providing a 20 fold increase in lymphatic activity.
"Rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man." Published in the Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980.
You do not have to be a trampolinist to acquire all the benefits of rebounding, in fact you don't even have to jump high; if you can do a slight bounce or a subtle jog, you can start rebounding.
You can choose to rebound indoors on an individual rebounder or on rebounding boots and enjoy the outdoors. Visit the "Video" page to view how easy and fun rebounding can be.
Regardless of your choice, both will save your joints, and because of the G Force (gravity) it will strengthen all your cells (muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, bones) plus it will power boosts your lymphatic system, (something that doesn't happen when swimming) improving your overall health! When your lymphatic system is sluggish due to an overload of toxins, your risk of cardiovascular diseases is increased, and your metabolism also works slower creating a constant battle with weight loss.
Rebounding stimulates osteoblastic bone rebuilding activity in the vertebral bodies and weight-bearing osseous structures of the pelvis and lower extremities. This is essential in the prevention of osteoporosis, especially in women.
STUDIES SHOW THAT REBOUNDING:
- Reduces stress to joints by 80%
- Speeds-up Metabolism
- Induces Rapid Fat Loss
- Increases Oxygen uptake by 15%
- Increases capacity for perspiration
- Induces higher caloric burn per minute
- Re-primes the lymphatic system
- Enables people with knee problems to jog.
- Prevents Injuries & re-injuries
- Shortens rehabilitation time
- Challenges Core Muscle
- Shortens work-out time
The "going against gravity" effect that you get only when rebounding gives your body the benefit of power boosting your lymphatic system, just like a power hose is more effective in cleaning than a garden hose so is your lymphatic system. When rebounding your lymphatic system works like a power hose, effectively moving the toxins at a quicker pace to eliminate them out of the body.
1. It provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems.
2. It protects the joints from the chronic fatigue delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.
3. It helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio.
4. It increases capacity for respiration.
5. It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
6. It establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
7. It aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system.
8. It tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
9. It lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.
10. It assists in the rehabilitation of a heart problem.
11. It increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
12. It improves resting metabolic rate so that more calories are burned for hours after exercise.
13. It causes muscles to perform work in moving fluids through the body to lighten the heart's load.
14. It decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema.
15. It encourages collateral circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells.
16. It strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.
17. It allows the resting heart to beat less often.
18. It lowers circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
19. It lowers low-density lipoprotein (bad) and increases high-density lipoprotein (good) within the blood holding off the incidence of coronary artery disease.
20. It promotes tissue repair.
21. It increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, essential for endurance.
22. It adds to the alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.
23. It improves coordination between the propreoceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.
24. It improves the brain's responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear, thus improving balance.
25. It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
26. It enhances digestion and elimination processes.
27. It allows for deeper and easier relaxation and sleep.
28. It results in better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
29. It curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
30. It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
31. It tends to slow down atrophy in the aging process.
32. It is an effective modality by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self-image.
33. It is enjoyable!
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