Updated: May 12, 2019
For those who are already bouncing with us and are totally enjoying this (way to go, tribe!), but do you actually know what it does to your Immune system? Here's what you need to know (By Albert Carter).
Rebounding & our Immune System
First of all, The immune system is both our civil defense and our janitor, according to Carter. “It clears the body of waste and toxins,” he said.” Our white blood cells are the janitors of the human body.”
The way the lymphatic system works is via the white blood cells, where they are moved through the body via one-way valves. You’ve got these valves from the bottom of the feet upwards throughout the entire body – and the valves all point upwards. So when you move the body around, the lymph fluid is always moving in one direction, that is up towards the neck.
All forms of exercise work on the principle of opposing gravity, according to Albert Carter, investigative journalist, professional trampolinist, and the world’s foremost authority on rebound exercise.
“We’ve found that the best exercise is rebounding exercise, which allows the more than 100 trillion cells of the body to adjust to an environment that it is not used to, which is deceleration at the bottom of the bounce.”
Rebound exercises utilizes the forces of gravity, as well as the forces of acceleration and deceleration,” Carter said. “When you land on a rebounder, every cell in the body has to adjust to the increased deceleration. When the springs take over and push the body up into the air, then the body has to adjust to a weightless condition for only a moment at a time. But that weightless condition is throughout the entire body regardless of where the cells are.
Rebounder Exercises for Lymphatic System
You can get all aerobic exercise you need on a rebounder, and get all the lymphatic circulation you need on a rebounder, without the shock and trauma of hitting a hard surface ~ Albert Carter
“We now understand that one of the most important things we can do for our health and our immune system is to move rapidly,” Carter said. “Jogging is a good form of lymphatic circulation. People are healthier when they jog. The problem with jogging is it is also traumatic to parts of the body such as ankles, knees, back, and legs. This is where rebound exercise comes in. You can get all aerobic exercise you need on a rebounder, and get all the lymphatic circulation you need on a rebounder, without the shock and trauma of hitting a hard surface. “When we are sitting and doing nothing, the only thing causing any lymphatic circulation is the chest breathing in and out.”
Poor lymph flow is common in sedentary people; this is one reason why less active individuals are more susceptible to illness. Sedentary people who have poor diets or choose to live on junk food are often unwell because the body sends all the toxins and waste to the lymphatic system. The lymph flow is poor due to a lack of exercise, so toxins accumulate in the body.
Additional benefits of rebounding include:
Increased lymphocyte activity
Physically strengthens muscular system
Easy on joints
Helps improve balance
Improves cardiovascular function
Helps improve the effects of other exercise- one study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25 percent more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not.
Builds physical strength, muscular development and proprioception for athletes
We may have took rebounding a little further at Kulture by offering an unparalleled experience, but Bouncefit® is definitely not your average fitness fad.