Health Benefits

'Despite the lack of attention rebounders receive, bouncing on a high quality unit is one of the healthiest exercises around. The benefits go well beyond a stronger immune system, but it is undeniably one of the most important ways we can benefit from this fun and easy activity.' ‒ Melissa Makris (a researcher with a technical background in immunology)

'…for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a rebounder trampoline than with running, a finding that might help identify acceleration parameters needed for the design of remedial procedures to avert deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness.' ‒ N.A.S.A., Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887

 Health Benefits of Bellicon Rebounding *

  • Increases Lymphatic drainage and Immune System function
  • Promotes cellular detoxification and quicker uptake of nutrients
  • Prevents or Stops Osteoporosis
  • Prevents and Treats Osteoarthritis  
  • Improves Insulin balance for Diabetics
  • Lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • De-stresses the body and mind
  • Optimizes metabolism (Weight Management) and digestion
  • Increases Fat to Energy conversion (Weight Management)
  • Helps maintain flexibility and elasticity of Vertebral Discs
  • Strengthens and tones Back Muscles
  • Improves Balance
  • Improves Mental functioning
  • Relaxes and relieves pain in tense muscles
  • Strengthens the heart and is a low-risk, low-impact Cardio workout
  • Increases Oxygenation of tissues and cells
  • Acts as a natural Analgesic
  • Revitalizes and Builds Energy
  • Improves functioning of the thyroid gland, the pituitary gland and the adrenals.
  • Releases Endorphins, increases happiness, decreases depression
  • Regulates Blood Pressure
An excerpt from On the Rebound, by Jordan Gruber (2004):
'When Consciously Approached as a Psycho-Spiritual Practice: Rebounding can yield significant mental, emotional, and even spiritual benefits in addition toits abundant physical-level benefits, and with both physical and psycho-spiritual benefits flowing to you from your rebounding practice, it is even more likely that you can establish rebounding as a regular part of your life; and
The bottom line: If you get yourself on a rebounder every day (or nearly every day) for at least fifteen or twenty minutes, I am completely confident that not only will your physical health improve, regardless of your present level of fitness, but that your sense of well-being and any other psycho-spiritual practice that you may have will benefit as well; if you bounce longer, say one-half to one hour a day, you will almost certainly experience some of the transformational (but non-jarring) impact of rebound exercise.'
 A quote from 'Hormonal Response to Exercise':
'Exercise has profound effects on the function of a number of glands and their corresponding impact on a number of systems through the release of specific hormones. The first gland to exhibit a response to exercise is the pituitary gland. This structure produces and secretes a number of different hormones for different purposes, of which the human growth hormone (HGH) is the most important. Exercise will trigger the generation and release of human growth hormone by the pituitary gland to stimulate the body to increase its production of bone, muscle, or connective tissue cells. Human growth hormone was synthesized for use as a muscle-building supplement as a direct result of the desire by some athletes to become bigger and stronger. The pituitary gland also regulates the function of two other glands whose hormones are released in response to exercise—the thyroid gland and the adrenal gland.'
Articles discussing the health benefits of Rebounding:

* Some of these health benefits I cannot attest to personally, such as: 'Stopping osteoporosis/osteoarthritis' because I have not had tests done which would confirm this. This claim, according to Bellicon USA, comes from a 12-week study conducted in Germany, but I definitely feel less and less frail as I rebound more and more. Also, regarding Balancing insulin levels and reducing Cholesterol and Triglycerides. I don't have diabetes and haven't had blood work to personally confirm these benefits. I think many of these benefits listed above come with other forms of exercise, it just seems that rebounding is incredibly low impact and blissful way to help improve and optimize health. Some report that Rebounding decreases blood pressure, but for me it has raised it  a bit ... which is a good thing because I have uncomfortably low blood pressure. And some people use the Rebounder to LOSE WEIGHT, but I have gained a bit of weight, which again is a good thing, because I have been unhealthily under-weight. Also I cannot see my glandular system functioning, but I can report that Rebounding has helped me with my adrenal fatigue, has increased my metabolism and has provided me with much needed endorphins.

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