Rebounding, or bouncing on a trampoline, has many health benefits to it. It improves your coordination, it strengthens your muscles, and it improves your lymphatic circulation, which stimulates the removal of toxins and improves your immune system.
Bouncing on a trampoline can be done in many ways. You can try to jump as high as you can, you can do twists and tricks, you can flip over. There are a million combinations to bouncing on a trampoline. There are probably just as many ways to hurt yourself if you land improperly. Therefore, I wanted to share some safety tips for bouncing on a trampoline.
- Bounce by yourself. The more people that are added to the trampoline, the more likely that you will collide into each other. On larger trampolines it is often more fun to bounce with friends. Following a few simple rules with multiple people can keep you safer.
- Smaller, more frequent bounces stimulate the lymphatic system more than big bounces. Start with a health bounce where you feet don’t leave the mat and begin with the vertical motion of up and down. This is the safest way to use your trampoline.
- On larger trampolines, use a safety net. This won’t be necessary with a health bounce, but as you advance to jumping higher, you may land wrong and bounce into the net. Having a net can prevent you from falling off and stabilize you. On a mini-trampoline, you may want to use a stability bar as you begin to feel more and more comfortable with your bouncing technique.
As you bounce on a trampoline, it stimulates peristalsis, which is the the involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine, creating wavelike movements that push the contents of the intestines forward. Your digestion should improve as you regularly bounce on a trampoline. You may want to consider drinking a glass of water prior to bounding on a trampoline and using the restroom afterwards to help the elimination process along.
You’ll have the best results when you match the type of trampoline with the goal that you want to achieve from bouncing on a trampoline. There are cheap trampolines that will help you get started rebounding without much investment, however if your goal is to be using the trampoline daily for an hour or two, you may want to invest a bit more. For the simple health bounce, you may not want the bounciest trampoline because you want to focus your efforts on frequent up and down movements instead of powerfully pushing up and jumping as high as you can.