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THE 33 BENEFITS OF REBOUND EXERCISE
by Dr. Morton Walker and Albert E. Carter
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your arms,
legs, thighs, abdomen, and hips; increases your agility; strengthens
your muscles overall; provides an aerobic effect for your heart;
rejuvenates your body when it's tired, and generally puts you in a
state of health and fitness. In fact, there are at least 33 health
advantages of regular rebounding, including the following:
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
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
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
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!
People who rebound find they are able to work longer, sleep better, and
feel less tense and nervous. The effect is not just psychological,
because the action of bouncing up and down against gravity, without
trauma to the musculoskeletal system, is one of the most beneficial
aerobic exercises ever developed.