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Should I try rebounding?

By HERWriter Guide January 23, 2015 - 11:59am
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I've been hearing a lot about rebounding, and I couldn't help but wonder what all the hype was about. As a runner, I worry about the impact on my joints. And while jumping up and down on a trampoline looks like a lot of fun, it seems like it isn't exactly the most gentle activity. What are your thoughts? 

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Sounds Good Dani! You could even try and find a trampoline on Craigslist or at a sports equipment consignment store :-)

Let us know if you try it and if it's fun!



January 30, 2015 - 2:48pm
HERWriter Guide

Thanks Kristin! 

The history behind rebounding is fascinating. Thanks for sharing that knowledge. I will give it a try as soon as I get the chance. 



January 23, 2015 - 4:13pm

Dear Dani,

Great topic and even better question! Rebounding is very popular these days, although you might be surprised that it has been around since the 1980s!!

Rebounding is basically jumping on a mini trampoline either in gentle bounces where your feet don’t leave the trampoline or in complete jumps where you rise 6 inches from the surface.

In the 1980s NASA studied the benefits of rebounding to help astronauts recover and regain bone and muscle mass that they loose while in space.

Rebounding is unique since it uses the forces of acceleration and deceleration and can work on every cell in the body in a unique way.

Other studies suggest that rebounding increases Lymphocyte activity by detoxifying and boosting immune activity.

Experts suggest rebounding for 15 minutes or more a day, though this can be broken in to multiple 3-5 minute groups.

High-impact sports, such as soccer, basketball and distance running, and exercises that place a lot of strain on the joints can take a toll on your body, but low-impact exercises, such as jumping on a mini trampoline can actually help to reduce the risk of developing chronic knee problems.

Rebounding is even suitable for those who already have knee or joint problems.

Dani, I would give it a try-I think it sounds like a fun work out and a pretty low-impact activity.

Let us know if you try it out!



January 23, 2015 - 1:27pm
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