Think jumping on a trampoline is just a fun activity for kids? Think again. Rebounding not only brings the fun back into fitness, it’s one of the best, low-impact exercises you can do for super-quick results.
After extensive research, author, lecturer and the pioneer of rebound exercise, Albert E. Carter said, “ Rebounding is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man”.
And, there’s a reason why NASA trained astronauts are put straight onto a 12-week rebounding programme after returning from space. Astronauts are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis as they lose up to 15% of their total muscle mass and bone density in space, thanks to zero gravity. This also accelerates bone loss and generally weakens the body.
However, rebounding on a mini-trampoline is one of the quickest ways to rebuild muscle mass and improve overall strength and fitness levels. This is because the body works twice as hard to defy gravity (as well as the forces of acceleration and deceleration) when bouncing on a mini trampoline, and this has an impact on every cell, muscle and organ in the body.
In fact, NASA scientists discovered that jumping regularly on a mini trampoline (for just 10 minutes at a time), requires more effort than jogging but with no negative impact on the joints.The good news is, there are over 40 benefits of rebounding which range from weight loss to disease prevention, to ant-ageing and optimal cellular performance.
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