The mini-trampoline subjects the body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 or 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding. Unlike jogging or running on hard surfaces which puts extreme stress on certain joints and cell in the body equally. It gives give you a zero impact workout that exercises and strengthens every cell in your body while toning all your trouble zones.
Bouncing on a mini-trampoline is recognized by NASA and recommended worldwide by medical and health professionals. Combining the forces of gravity, acceleration, and deceleration, rebounding is scientifically proven to increase cardio and respiratory fitness. It actually clears plus boosts the function of T-helper cells, which help fight off disease.
When astronauts were subjected to weightlessness for weeks at a time, they lost both muscle strength and bone density. Without gravitational pull, muscles and bones wither. They quickly become weaker and less dense. Conversely, bone density and muscle strength increase significantly when subjected to increased gravitational pull. Because the body interprets the acceleration and deceleration of bouncing on the rebounder as an increase in gravitational pull, muscles and bones gain strength, far beyond what is considered normal. Highly recommended for osteoporosis. It should be noted that being inactive or sedentary (laying and sitting all day) has the same effect on the body as weightlessness.
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat, which is highly beneficial for diabetes and a host of other diseases. It provides an aerobic effect for your heart and gives your body energy when it's tired.
Rebounding is a unique exercise in that you achieve a weightless state at the top of each jump then land with twice the force of gravity on each bounce. This twice-gravity bounce affects every muscle and cell of the body. Researchers at the University of Kentucky, in conjunction with NASA, concluded that " the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running."
It's an amazing fun exercise that works for nearly everyone - whatever your age or level of fitness. Plus, it is kind to your joints and your back