Rebounding30 Aug, 2021
Rebounding - the action of jumping up and down on a mini trampoline, has proven to be an effective tool to get our lymphatic system moving! Vertical movements, like rebounding, are believed to be more effective in pumping lymphatic fluid (as opposed to horizontal movements like jogging, biking, swimming, etc.). This is due to the fact that our lymphatic system runs mostly vertically and because the continuous contraction and subsequent relaxation of our muscles and the ongoing compression and release of the connective tissues force many, tiny, one-way valves to open and close, thus ensuring that our lymphatic fluid is consistently moving in one direction towards the subclavian veins.
The benefits of rebounding are many, some of which include:
⭐️ Boosting lymphatic drainage while massaging our vital organs and tissues
⭐️ Strengthening our bones, and invigorating our bone marrow
⭐️ Minimal stress on our joints
⭐️ Strengthening the tissues of our entire body including our heart muscle
⭐️ Facilitating full-body detoxification & stimulating our immune system
⭐️ Encouraging deep breathing, thus oxygenating all our bodily tissues
⭐️ Moving of brain lymph and cerebral spinal fluid renewal
⭐️ Stabilizing our nervous system, therefore helping our body adapt to stress.
Rebounding is fun and uncomplicated! You can bounce gently, run on the spot, dance, jump, perform jumping jacks, etc. Start with just 5 minutes per day and gradually build up to 20-30 minutes daily. I challenge you to make this a daily habit, or at least 4-5 times per week alternating with other exercises of your choice! 💪❤️