Bouncing or rebounding is fast becoming a popular way to detox your body and lose weight. It helps with detox and weight loss not only because it burns calories but because it improves the flow of the lymph.
Lymph is the fluid that circulates in the lymphatic system and carries the toxins away from your cells while bringing nutrients to them.
Dr Norman Walker, pioneer of vegetable juicing and author of “Jumping For Health”, describes the lymphatic system as the metabolic garbage can of the body. “It rids you of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells.”
The majority of people have thick and sluggish lymph due to dehydration, the amount of toxins in it and lack of exercise.
Unlike the cardiovascular system the lymph system does not have a pump like the heart to help circulate the fluid but relies on the movement of muscles.
How To Detox Your Body With Bouncing
The effect of bouncing is said to to improve the flow of the lymph by as much as 15 times. Each time you bounce you increase the gravitational pull on your lymph.
Bouncing helps pull out the toxins from your cells. They are then carried by the lymph to the liver where they are changed into forms that are more easily detoxed by kidneys and via the bile and subsequently the bowel. That’s why it’s so important to stay regular.
The majority of toxins are fat soluble. This means they are attracted to fat so they tend to get stored in fat cells. In fact your body makes more fat cells to store them in if you are very toxic. When you detox them you will lose weight as your body doesn’t have to hang on to the fat cells any more.
Bouncing better than jogging for weight loss
According to one source you burn as many calories in 10 minutes of bouncing as with 30 minutes of jogging.
A study done at the University of Michigan determined that a 140lb woman actually burns more calories at a faster rate on a rebounder than she would do running at a rate of about 385 calories per hour.
Fiona Cosgreave a 32 year old woman from the UK, said ‘I was overweight after having my children, and I wanted to lose it. I tried running, but that didn’t suit me, so I thought I’d try trampolining. I’ve been going regularly since September and have lost 2½ st (35lbs). I absolutely love it.’
Jogging puts a huge amount of pressure on the knees and ankles but a session on a mini-trampoline is easier on the back and joints because you are bouncing on a rubberized mat instead of landing on a hard surface.
While many people like to go to bounce classes that are popping up in gyms and fitness studios across the US and now in the UK you can buy an inexpensive mini-trampoline and get a great workout in your living room. Kids are choosing to go to bounce parks with a bunch of their friends for their birthdays too. The more this is encouraged the better to tackle the rising obesity problem in school children.
It helps with detox if you can do some dry skin brushing first. Even better if you can work up a sweat as toxins can be eliminated through your skin too.
Combined with an effective detox diet bouncing is a fun way to help detox your body and is great for strengthening your cardio-vascular system as well as being an excellent workout for almost every muscle and organ in your body. More about the benefits in my previous post here.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off then 9 Simple Steps To Slenderness shows you how.
Have you tried bouncing yet? Let me know in the comments below.