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To Clean Your Lymphatic System, Just Bounce

The human immune system is a very intelligent design for identifying & eradicating toxins, foreign bodies and disease cells like cancer. A major part of the immune system is the lymphatic system. The human lymphatic system is like blood vessels and arteries, it's all throughout your body, but it has no pump like the heart. It works by moving toxins along it's length through body movements – up and down motions are best.

As people walk they may have a little bounce in their step. When they run the bouncing motion increases. When you bounce on a trampoline your getting the full benefit of a lymphatic system cleanse.

The lymphatic system is like a series of sacks combined to form a one way channel for liquids. When the body moves vertically the sack's valves open allowing the fluid to flow from one sack to the next. “The lymphatic system has three interrelated functions. It is responsible for the removal of interstitial (waste) fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle (mixed fats) to the circulatory system. The last function of the lymphatic system is the transport of immune cells to and from the lymph nodes.”, according to Wikipedia.
In 1975, Victor Green patented the small trampoline and soon afterward it was named a rebounder. If rebounders seem familiar, it may be due to the long history of rebounding.

Albert Einstein's new theory of gravity, published in 1911, finds that the human body can't tell the difference between gravity, acceleration and deceleration. That means, as you bounce up and down you increase and decrease the gravity on your entire body, which exercises your body. Bouncing is also a motion which is aligned with gravity, so you get a more efficient exercise than running.

“NASA studies have shown that rebounders provide a 68% more efficient exercise than jogging or treadmills, and they're safer.”, says Irene Zaff, a retired nurse, avid rebounder and entrepreneur who has been selling rebounders for over two years.

“A rebounder is a great way to strengthen your legs and core. Mini trampolines are gentle on your bones and joints while they work your muscles. Also, a rebounder workout is so effective as a cardiovascular routine that you'll immediately notice the benefits.”, as Irene tells me.

All that's needed is a few minutes of light bouncing where the feet never leave the surface of the rebounder. They're safe for most seniors and people with disabilities. Rebounding also increases the body's balance which prevents falls. Athletes use rebounders to increase their agility and work their small muscle group. Advanced rebounding includes aerial exercises, single foot bouncing and flips/somersaults.

Several cities offer rebounder exercise classes in groups with music and coaching. It's popular with the fast paced crowd, because it offers an affordable, low impact, highly efficient, fun exercise that takes only ten to 15 minutes.

Rebounders are small enough to use in a tiny apartment, they're quiet, they fold up easily and can be stored under a couch or in a closet.

To read the full history of rebounders and see the health advantages, just Google - Irene Zaff.

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Comment by Rob Dubois on October 12, 2010 at 5:59pm
Hello Lahra - YES, Needak makes the world's best rebounders since 1990. Did you read the history of rebounders yet? If you would like to read about both history & benefits click >here<.
Comment by Lahra Gibbs on October 12, 2010 at 1:16pm
I just purchased a Needak Rebounder from Needak World and wanted to know if this is a recommended rebounder for said exercises?
Comment by Rob Dubois on August 24, 2009 at 3:08pm
I've found a few more resources on the Internet which promote rebounders, but don't promote any particular sales outlet for rebounders. Naturopathic Medical Healing Center - The Environmental Illness Resource - Health and Vitality - Alive Magazine - CBS NEWS - The best reference is HFPA - Health and Fitness Professionals Association (.doc document).
Comment by Rob Dubois on August 24, 2009 at 8:31am
Hello Matt,

Very Good question! Not many people question the sources of such info, as they should.

The study referred to in Irene's quotes come form the Journal of Applied Physiology and can be found here.

There is an in depth article written by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP about the lymphatic system on the Women To Women web site. She recommends rebounding in the paragraph titled Rejuvenating Your Lymphatic System.

There are other methods which cleanse the lymphatic system like dry brushing, lymphatic massage and even belly laughing.

They all have the same effect - squeeze the lymph nodes and the lymph fluid flows. Bouncing is a method that causes the entire lymphatic system to cleanse at once where as massage, laughing and dry brushing works on specific areas.

I hope this helps.

Rob Dubois
Comment by Tania Marshall on August 22, 2009 at 9:50pm
Thanks for the update. I like to use my rebounder in the winter for a cardio blast. It's fun, I use all my muscle groups, using the arms in the air, doing twists, one legged jumps but wow didn't know know about the“NASA studies .. I know I was on to something good.! You can pick them up cheap at thrift stores and garage sales.

Happy bouncing!
Comment by David Bowden on August 19, 2009 at 2:58pm
Tigger knows best!

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