Rebounding, or hopping, on a mini-trampoline is probably the quickest and most efficient way of stimulating lymphatic drainage and therefore ramping up your immune system. Walking and jogging are great but they don’t hold a candle to rebounding. The secret to hopping is the vertical movements up and down which help propel lymphatic fluid in the direction it’s meant to go.
The lymphatic system is the body’s garbage removal system. Lymph bathes every cell and removes waste products and toxins. It also transports fats and fat soluble vitamins. The lymphatic fluid runs in channels up the legs, arms and torso towards the heart. It’s a one way system controlled by valves which also manages the fluid levels in the body.
Lymph picks up viruses, bacteria and cancer cells and delivers them to the lymph nodes where they are trapped and disarmed by white blood cells. It’s a wondrous filtering affair but it needs a bit of help to work properly. Unlike the circulatory system that relies on the heart to pump blood around the body, the lymph only moves when you do.
When lymph becomes stagnant, it’s very bad for your health because it means that your cells are sitting in their own waste and are not being nourished adequately. You can see how this contributes to every condition from headaches to degenerative diseases.
Hopping on a trampoline is surprisingly gentle on the joints because there is no jarring on landing. The ascent and descent produce a moment of weightlessness and a double gravitational push which pumps the lymph and sucks toxins from the cells. It also gives your internal organs a good massage.
Rebounding is beneficial for:
- Muscle tone
- Agility and balance
- Weight loss
- Muscle tone
- Heart strength
- Cellular health