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There was a time when every mom had a tiny trampoline to match their legwarmers and aerobics videos. We rolled our eyes all the way ’til about 2010 when the idea of jumping on a tiny trampoline to get fit suddenly seemed relevant again. (Nice work, Body By Simone!) Believe it or not, once you’re able to separate the idea of a trampoline – or rebounder – from bad ’80s fitnesswear, there’s a lot to be gained from incorporating a few bounces into your daily health regimen.

A few of our favorite hard-core wellness folks are big proponents of using a rebounder to get lymph flowing and to stimulate the mitochondria (the what?). Mitochondria are a subject for another post, but trust us when we say you should care about these little cell parts (think anti-aging and the optimization of your body’s resources at a cellular level). Certified Lymphologist Dave Scrivens explains that while rebounding, we experience a moment of G-force which strengthens every cell in our bodies, brings a major increase to lymph flow, and boosts some immune activities by up to 500%.

We’re all about rebounding for 2015. Not only is it great for a quick workout and to get the blood flow going between bouts on Instagram and Pinterest, but it makes us feel equal parts smug (for being so in the know about wellness and mitochondria) and toddler-like (for all that straight-faced bouncing.) These emotions cancel each other out for a pretty chill workout.

Read about the benefits of rebounding below. These tips come from one of our all-time favorite healthy bloggers, the Wellness Mama.  Follow her site for the ultimate in hard-core health advice, from making your own ghee to why you need to dry brush – definitely a weekly read for anyone interested in a more holistic way of life!

The Health Benefits of Rebounding

Boost immunity:

Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function.

Strengthen bones:

Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass.

Increase endurance:

Increases endurance on a cellular level by stimulating mitochondrial production (these are responsible for cell energy).

Improve workouts:

Helps improve the effects of other exercise – one study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25% more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not.

Boost oxygenation:

Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.

Tone muscles:

Rebounding is a whole-body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.

Support adrenals:

Some sources claim that the unique motion of rebounding can also help support the thyroid and adrenals.

Want to get jumping? Get the Wellness Mama’s comprehensive list of rebounding benefits here! 

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  1. Love my rebounder! It feels more like fun than exercise. And, Wellness Mama is a great resource, I agree!

    Lori @ TheHealthMinded.com | 01.15.2015 | Reply
  2. I put on great dance music and time flies! I will jump off at intervals and do pushups, hundreds (Pilates)

    David C. | 01.22.2015 | Reply
    • Love that routine, David – we’re going to try it at home!

      The Chalkboard | 01.22.2015 | Reply
  3. Great info! Definitely intrigued. Would jump rope provide the same benefits?

    Chrsitine | 04.12.2015 | Reply
  4. What rebounder do you recommend?

    Susan | 06.10.2016 | Reply
  5. Jumping on a rebounder is definitely a great way to boost your overall energy. While I’m not exactly sure how mitochondria works, I can say for sure that it really does help with energy levels when rebounding.

    Dylan | 11.30.2016 | Reply
  6. I am 67 and had a knee replacement 2 years ago and still have some problems with my balance and walking long distance. Is a rebounder something I can use?

    Sharon | 11.14.2017 | Reply
  7. were can you purchase one of these rebounders, please don’t say Wal-Mart

  8. Can you tell me why I sweat profusely spending 30mins on the treadmill but don,t sweat at all on the rebounder after 30mins with weights?

    David | 07.21.2018 | Reply
  9. Yes. But you need to do it gently.

    Dave Scrivens | 09.23.2018 | Reply
  10. No. Jumping rope is NOT the same.

    Detrimental to the body.

    Dave Scrivens | 09.23.2018 | Reply
  11. Thank-you for the kind comment on the rebounding and the article.

    Dave Scrivens | 09.23.2018 | Reply
  12. Sweating on the treadmill…

    THAT is a good one. I would have to know how you use the rebounder. My experience is the 1st time I used the rebounder I was “sweat soaked” after 12 minutes. I never sweated as much doing anything else, including a treadmill.

    I suspect you are not doing or using the rebounder to it’s fullest capabilities. But that would be only a guess as I dont know your rebounder workout routine.

    Dave Scrivens | 09.23.2018 | Reply
  13. What rebounder is recommended…

    Something that does not come from WalMart. It should be over $250. A proper functional rebounder that IS NOT hard and shockey on the body/joints will be up there in price. But it is worth it.

    Dave Scrivens | 09.23.2018 | Reply
  14. Where can u purchase a rebounder…

    Jumpsport, Dave Hall, Bellacon… These are all excellent manufactures… Depending on what your need is.

    Dave Scrivens | 09.23.2018 | Reply
  15. “Some important info that is lacking here: to really gain the lymph circulation benefit you have to do the ‘health bounce’ which means landing on your HEELS and then rolling to the ball of the foot, without leaving the mat much (if at all). Bungee rebounders (including the Bellicon) are very difficult to do this with, and also have a much lower G force effect (the G force ‘pop’ as some refer to it) to really be recommended for lymph circulation. With bungee rebounders your feet also tend to pronate on impact (because of the rebounders ‘softness’), which is bad for your feet, kness etc. Bungee rebounders are good for fitness (aerobics), fun (higher bouncing) but minimally for lymph circulation. A high quality spring rebounder like a Cellerciser will check all the boxes 100% (aerobics, fitness/toning, and lymph circulation). However if one isn’t an option for you (if you need a softer bungee rebounder for some reason), then it’s best to choose a model that allows you to adjust the tension/firmness to a higher level (adjusting your bungee rebounder to a higher tension will better allow you to achieve the health bounce, while still being a softer bounce). Rebounding is such an awesome way of exercising, on so many levels!” -Thunderpants

    Steve Becotte | 01.29.2019 | Reply
  16. Jumping on a trampoline exercises the whole body. The g-force that bouncing produced helps to build muscle and burn fat quickly.

    Bryan Ray || leapsandrebounds.com

    Bryan Ray | 11.04.2020 | Reply

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