Health – Rebounding Exercise

There are so many ways people can exercise, but one of the easiest and most adaptable exercises can be done on a good rebounder. The benefits are just amazing. First I would like to share with you an excerpt from the book, Cancer, Step Outside the Box, by Ty M. Bollinger, Infinity 510 Squared Partners, 4th Edition, 300, 301. He says:

“What is rebounding? One excellent choice of exercise is rebounding (jumping) on the mini-trampoline. You can rebound several times a day while listening to the radio or watching TV [television].

“Research has led many scientists to conclude that jumping on a mini-trampoline is possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by man, especially because of the effect rebounding has on the lymph system. The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell and carries nutrients to the cell while removing toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, heavy metals, infectious viruses, and other assorted wastes. But unlike the blood (which is pumped by the heart), the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move.

“Lymphocytes (the primary cells of the lymph system) make up roughly 25 percent of all white blood cells in the body. Like other white blood cells, they are produced in the red bone marrow. Lymphocytes constantly travel throughout the body, moving through tissues or through the blood or lymph vessels. There are two major classes of lymphocytes: T-cells and B-cells. The letter ‘T’ refers to the thymus, where those lymphocytes mature. The letter ‘B’ refers to the bone marrow, where that group of lymphocytes matures.

“T-cells carry out two main defensive functions: They kill invaders and orchestrate or control the actions of other lymphocytes involved in the immune process or response. In addition, T-cells recognize and destroy any abnormal body cells, such as those that have become cancerous.

“Like T-Cells, B-cells are also programmed to recognize specific antigens on foreign cells. When stimulated during an immune response (such as when foreign cells enter the body), B-cells undergo a change in structure. They then produce antibodies, which are protein compounds. These compounds bind with specific antigens of foreign cells, labeling those cells for destruction.

“You can see that B-cells and T-cells are key players in our immune response. But without muscular contraction, adequate exercise, and movement, these lymphocytes are not able to do their job, because the lymph doesn’t flow. Thus, the body’s cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes to cancer and other degenerative disease, as well as premature aging. Rebounding has been shown to increase lymph flow by up to thirty times!

“Also, all of the body’s cells become stronger in response to the increased ‘G forces’ during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled lymphocytes being up to five times more active!

“Rebounding on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system, increases lymph flow, and oxygenates the blood. Unlike jogging on hard surfaces which puts extreme stress on certain joints such as the ankles and knees eventually damaging them, rebounding affects every joint and cell in the body equally. Plus, there are no cars, dogs, and bad weather to worry about.” (All emphasis added.)

Now that we know a little about why rebounding is so good for our bodies, let’s look at two tables which compare rebounding and jogging.

Rebounding/Jogging Vs Traditional Jogging
Tables A and B contain research performed by Victor L. Katch, Ph. D., Dept. of Physical Education, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Table A
Total Calories Burned Comparing Traditional
Jogging @ 5 MPH to Rebounding.
Lbs Body Weight 12 Minutes Jogging
@ 5 MPH
12 Minutes
100 47 58<
105 49 60
110 52 63
115 54 65
120 56 67
125 59 70
130 61 72
135 64 75
140 66 77
145 68 79
150 71 82
155 73 84
160 75 86
165 78 89
170 80 91
175 82 93
180 85 96
185 87 >98
190 89 100
195 92 103
200 94 105


Rebounding offers a less stressful means of reducing body fat and simultaneously firming body tissues. Running in place on the rebounder burns calories effectively. This table shows, according to a person’s body weight, how many calories from running on the rebounder may be expended per specified period of time in minutes.
Total Calories Spent Per Minutes of Running on a Rebounding/Jogging Trampoline
Lbs. Body Weight 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190
1 Min. 2.9 3.4 3.9 4.4 4.9 5.4 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0
5 Min. 14.5 17.0 19.5 22.0 24.5 27.0 30.0 32.5 35.0 37.5 40.0
10 Min. 29.0 34.0 39.0 44.0 49.0 54.0 60.0 65.0 70.0 75.0 80.0
15 Min. 43.5 51.0 58.5 66.0 73.5 81.0 90.0 97.5 105.0 112.5 120.0
20 Min. 58.0 68.0 78.0 88.0 98.0 108.0 120.0 130.0 140.0 150.0 160.0

Everyone should start with the gentle “health bounce” which means your feet remain in contact with the mat while the body moves up and down. The health bounce is sufficient to obtain all the benefits of rebounding while gently strengthening the entire body. … It is recommended that you do your rebounding with bare feet so you do not slip

Adults can start with 5 minutes of rebounding and increase their time as their fitness level improves. Seniors can start with two minutes several times per day, with at least 30 minutes between rebounding sessions. It is necessary for older people to start gradually in order to give the connective tissue holding the internal organs in place time to strengthen. This prevents the possibility of “prolapsed organs”—the only contraindication to rebounding reported in the medical literature. Therefore increase your rebounding time gradually.

Inactive seniors find that gently jumping on a mini-trampoline gives them renewed vigor and zest for life. Hyperactive children are reported to calm down after a few days of rebounding. Rebounding is for everyone and people can use the rebound mini-trampoline whenever they have a few minutes during the day.

You can find much information by looking on the Internet or at the library under Rebounding Health Benefits. Much of the information above can be found at:

Rebounding can be a blessing for your health. Don’t take my word for it; take time to research and may God bless you as you jump to health.