The action of bouncing up and down against gravity effectively stimulates the lymphatic system without trauma to the musculoskeletal system. This unique discovery is central to the reasons rebounding has become one of the most beneficial forms of exercise ever developed. People who rebound find they are able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense and nervous.
The differences between rebounding and other forms of cardiovascular activity lie in the efficiency of the work. In studies by NASA, rebounding was found to be 68% more efficient than jogging. At equivalent levels of oxygen uptake, the external work produced by rebounding is up to 68% greater than jogging. Thus, rebounding provides greater cardiovascular effects with less effort. In the same studies, rebounding was shown to provide more efficient oxygen uptake, which will bring an individual to burn more calories rebounding than he would jogging at the same intensity.
- Rebounding helps managing body composition and improves the muscle-to-fat ratio. It also improves the resting metabolic rate so that more calories are burned for hours after exercise.
- Rebounding strengthens every cell of the body and is thus considered a complete “cellular exercise”. It provides an increased G-force (gravitational load) which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems and reinforce the whole body.
- Rebounding is a “virtual no-impact aerobics”; it protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces. Since the mat of the rebounder absorbs 87% of the shock, the musculoskeletal system can be strengthened without the impact and stress to the joints that would result from the same training on the ground.
- The bouncing motion effectively moves and recycles the lymph and the entire blood supply through the circulatory system during the rebounding sessions.
- Rebounding incredibly strengthens the immune system: regular raining minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances and abdominal problems.
- Rebounding increases bone density, which is an incredible help to prevention of osteoporosis. It also tends to slow down atrophy in the aging process.
- As with any aerobic exercise, rebounding benefits the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Factors that contribute to this increased ability are increased cardiac output, higher ventilation rate, increased energy stores in the muscle and the increased ability of muscles to utilize these stores. Rebounding strengthens the heart and can assist in the rehabilitation of a heart problem.
- Rebounding improves the body’s balance by enhancing the brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear as well as coordination between the nervous, vestibular and neuromuscular systems.
- As the choreography becomes more complex, coordination and agility also improve.
- Rebounding offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
- Rebounding enhances digestion and elimination processes.
- Rebounding curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
- Rebounding allows for deeper and easier relaxation and sleep. It results in better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
- Rebounding is an effective modality by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self image.
- The CARDIOLATES® rebounding technique seeks to preserve, reinforce and strengthen the body’s optimal “neutral” alignment .
- Rebounding is enjoyable and fun!