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How to Find the Best Rebounder or Mini Trampoline for Your Needs!
Searching for the perfect rebounder mini trampoline can be a pretty tedious task.
Like with any other product we want the best our money can buy. Safety, quality, value, simplicity and everything else that makes up a great rebounder should be taken into consideration on an individual basis. This way we can see the advantages or disadvantages of every trampoline.
Doing individual research isn't very difficult once you look out for certain key factors in every mini rebounder. In this quick read we're going to show you how and what to look out for in every rebounder mini trampoline:
Nothing is important as your safety when it comes to rebounding. The last thing you want is to have to face health concerns due to a rebounder falling apart. "Budget" rebounders usually tend to be built with cheaper substitute materials therefore they should be avoided altogether.
A rebounder can cause health issues without falling apart too, bad springs and poor ergonomics can cause your bounce to put greater strains on your spinal cord so be very particular about the spring system your rebounder uses.
Sometimes even the most expensive rebounders can face stability issues due to manufacturing defects therefore always check the overall stability of any rebounder. Make sure the weight of the rebounder is distributed evenly. If your rebounder is very shaky you might want to check for any loose fittings that might have fallen out through shipping.
For many of us the portability of our rebounder mini trampoline is a big deal. Whether you want your rebounder for your home, gym or whatever area it does help to have one that stows away quite easily. If you want to be able to pack up your rebounder once you're done, Foldable and Semi-Foldable rebounders should give you the greatest amount of portability.
There are many rebounders in the market that do seem like a great buy at the store but once you take them home either you can't seem to set them up right and if you do, they end up falling apart after some minimal bouncing. Don't be easily tricked into those trampolines that seem just like others but are priced way below average, go for a trustworthy brand and inspect it thoroughly too. Find out what parts make up each rebounder and ask for warranty details.
So as you can see, finding a great rebounder isn't hard at all, just takes a few small steps. A few small steps is nothing compared to the amount of fun you'll have rebounding for years on a great mini trampoline!
The Health Benefits of Rebounding
On this page we will describe some of the major systems the body uses to maintain itself and how using a rebounder only a few minutes a day can help provide the body the stimulation it needs to help keep all these functions running at an optimal level.
From cleansing the blood to building and maintaining muscle, detoxifying the skin, burning fat and increasing your blood circulation, rebounding is a full-body gift, much like a multi-vitamin, that supplements our day to day lives with what may be lacking in our fitness diet.
The Lymphatic System
Rebounding is a tremendous exercise for your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is a network that runs throughout your whole body and its primary function is to flush toxins from your body.
Your lymphatic system is part of your immune system. Your lymphatic system contains a network very similar to veins in your body and is full of fluid used to support your immune system and to collect toxins and waste matter from cells in your body. Unlike veins that have valves to help the fluid contained in them to flow and move around your body, the lymphatic system does not have the same sort of valve mechanism for circulating its lymphatic fluid. In fact the lymphatic system relies on body movement, specifically exercise, to help the fluid within it to circulate around the body.
Rebounding is a special exercise because it specifically has a profound effect on the movement of the lymphatic system. The movement of jumping up and down on a rebounder literally works as though it were pumping your lymphatic fluids causing your lymphatic system to experience an influx of movements in circulation and energetic flow of liquids that are so important in flushing out toxins from your body and keeping your immune system at peak levels. In this way rebounding is extremely valuable and extremely beneficial to the functioning of your lymphatic system. Regular rebounding, even if it is for five to ten minutes every day, can help your lymphatic system stay in good shape.
Rebounding tones and exercises almost every muscle in your body. The simple exercise of jumping up and down on your rebounder requires your body to use all its muscles to work as a truly interconnected and composite unit. As you jump up and down your body requires its muscles to constantly contract and relax. This cycle of contracting and relaxing occurs in close succession while rebounding as your body repeatedly moves up and then down again to its landing position.
From the muscles in your toes, feet, calves, thighs, bottom, to your abdominals, your back muscles, and your arms all the way to your neck muscles all work together to support the whole body in the movements that is required for bouncing on a rebounder. In this way rebounding is extremely effective at keeping all your muscles toned and healthy. With the exercise variations that you can utilize during rebounding, a very well-rounded and holistic exercise regiment for keeping strong and well toned muscles can be easily achieved.
Heart and Lungs
The human heart is basically a muscle and this vital muscle is in constant use for our bodies. And just like any muscle in the body, the heart needs to stay fit and healthy through exercise. Through exercise the heart is strengthened and is able to work more efficiently at pumping blood to throughout the body. A weak heart, meaning one that does not get the sufficient amount of exercise that it needs, is a weak muscle. And weaker muscles find it much harder to perform and maintain proper function. Whereas stronger muscles are able to perform tasks easier and for much longer without tiring as quickly as a weaker muscle would.
Rebounding is an effective way of exercising your heart at a comfortable yet invigorating level. One of the best ways to exercise and strengthen your heart is by doing steady exercise of the larger muscles in your body. With rebounding the primary muscles required are your leg muscles and your legs contain some of the largest muscles in your body. Exercising the larger muscles in your body requires more oxygen and places more effort on your heart and your lungs. Your lungs collect and supply oxygen to your blood whilst your heart sends that oxygenated blood to the muscles that require it. So the simple equation is if your body needs more oxygen, then your heart and your lungs need to provide that oxygen to your body. If your muscles require oxygen at a faster pace then your heart and your lungs need to work harder to provide that oxygen faster, and will learn to do so.
When you jump on a rebounder, the constant cycle of jumping up and landing down over and over quickly requires your muscles to work at a fast speed hence requiring more oxygen at a quick pace to sustain the jumping movements. This makes rebounding an extremely effective aerobic/cardiovascular exercise. With regular rebounding a person's heart and lungs can become stronger resulting in an increased capacity for breathing and overall increased oxygen supply to cells and tissues throughout the entire body, increasing stamina, speed and resistance.
Although the human body has methods of ensuring that blood is circulated throughout the body, optimum levels of blood circulation are best achieved through proper and regular exercise. Whilst most exercise promotes circulation, rebounding in particular has a very potent effects on blood circulation. The action of moving up against gravity and then down to a landing surface that forces you to push up again into the air and against gravity is a very stimulating set of movements for the body. As all the muscles in the body contract and relax over and over again as is required on a rebounder, this contraction and relaxation creates a wavelike effect for blood in the body - making the it move faster and to more efficiently circulate the entire body. Areas of the body that have become used to a lack of circulation are stimulated back into proper circulation. And as more fresh and newly oxygenated blood reaches all extremities and areas of the body the entire body begins to function at a more proficient and productive level.
Cells of the body are forced to become more active and efficient in order to sustain the needs of muscles during rebounding. As you rebound your body requires its muscles to interact and function in a demanding and stimulating manner forcing cells to activate in order for the body to perform. This stimulation forces cells to release any stagnant wastes and toxins that would have otherwise remained in the cells through inactivity. Cells that remained dormant or slow due to poor circulation are awakened and forced to reactivate.
Metabolism can be defined as the sum of all the biochemical processes within the body. There are thousands of metabolic processes that occur within the human body at any given moment. Just like any process, the metabolic processes within a person's body can vary in how efficiently and effectively it occurs. A body with good metabolism processes bodily functions - such as digesting food for example - more effectively. Good metabolism will mean that your body can utilize energy for itself better than someone with poor metabolism. A strong healthy body will have better metabolism than a weak body. As rebounding stimulates all the processes required for more effective muscle movements, blood circulation, heart and lung activity and cellular functioning, regular rebounding can greatly improve a person's metabolism, which in turn affects all parts of the body and how it performs.
Benefits of Rebounding for Seniors
However, if you are a senior, or someone caring for one, then the Needak may be even more of a godsend. Coupled with the Needak stabilizing bar, the soft bounce rebounder is an extremely popular fitness device used by seniors all over the country.
There is a stigma associated to any new investment, and especially one you cannot test beforehand. There is the fear that the platform will not be stable enough, or your knees will hurt, or it will be too difficult to maintain balance while using the rebounder. These are all legitimate, important concerns, and here we're going to try to explain some of the benefits the Needak Rebounder can provide to seniors or the elderly, and how useful it can be to provide long term support for a large number of issues.
As opposed to making it worse, one of the greatest benefits those over 65 can enjoy while using a rebounder is the slow and steady improvement of their balance. The Needak Rebounder achieves this in a few ways:
1) Stepping on and off the rebounder, slowly and steadily, forces the coordination of a large number of muscles in the lower half. Without even knowing it, over the long term this improves balance, core strength, and coordination so stairs and other awkward methods of locomotion are more easily navigated. In fact, this is in and of itself once of the many exercises seniors can use the rebounder for - getting on and off it over and over. Due to the extremely malleable and soft mat surface, it is a low impact exercise as compared to stairs, and protects the knees from unnecessary wear.
2) Slowly walking on the rebounder forces the body to counter the gentle instability of the mat surface, forcing muscles in the thighs, back, and legs to all work together to maintain a stead, vertical position. It provides almost imperceptible wavering with every step, making it a safe and controlled way to slowly improve vertical muscle coordination.
3) Much of the balance we sustain on a daily basis is the result of a synchronization between our brains and our muscles. Using a Needak on a daily basis keeps our body's lines of communication open and fresh, forcing a synchronization between our eyes, brain, and our muscles. So while an elderly individual may walk gently and casually on the rebounding surface, they will not realize that every second spent on it is resulting in maintaining a coordinated effort between the eyes, brain, and their bodies to maintain balance. This maintains itself even after they get off the rebounder and trains longevity in this regard.
Increasing Blood Circulation
As we eat, exercise, and breathe, the body accumulates waste products in various parts of the body. These slowly build up over time due to stagnancy and begin to suffocate our ability to operate at an optimal level. They can affect hormones, energy levels, insulin resistance, even mood. The great cleanser, of course, is our own bodies. But in order to facilitate this, the body needs to get blood to every little nook and cranny in order to maximize circulation and minimize stagnancy.
Before rebounding, there was no direct way to increase blood circulation and flush out toxins in one composite exercise. However, with the Needak Rebounder, this is achieved.
What happens when you use a rebounder, whether you be bouncing or gently walking, is you sink slightly with every step, then are pushed up by the tough piano wire springs. As this happens, every muscle in your body is forced to compensate for gravity. This initiates a request for energy, which is provided by blood. So, in essence, every time a senior takes a step on a Needak Rebounder, they are forcing nearly every muscle in their body to request blood. This serves to bring new, fresh oxygenated blood to different areas of the body, even areas that would otherwise rarely get any real blood circulation.
This effect cannot be understated - even spots like your neck, feet, thighs, arms, chest and back - they all are forced to compensate for gravity in a way no other exercise can provide. And this is all accomplished in a low impact exercise in the comfort of your own home, in front of a television or listening to music. As new blood gets to different muscles, that nagging soreness or pain can often reduce or subside completely. Over time, the pathways for circulation increase in a more permanent way, and you then have a body that is truly recovering from years of stagnation.
Reduction of Sciatica
As anyone with sciatic nerve pain can attest to, it is one of the most debilitating conditions to experience. Shooting pain that runs from the back, to the hip, to the legs, that aches with every movement, even making sleep uncomfortable, is a terrible affliction.
Using a rebounder can assist with sciatica by improving muscle tone, training the body to reduce the load it places on the weaker, more hurt muscles in an effort to make walking more manageable. It also serves to increase blood circulation and rehabilitation for the damaged nerve itself through repetitive resistance training, as explained above.
Reduce Insulin Resistance, increase Insulin Sensitivity
Typically underexplored, insulin resistance contributes to a host of health issues, including weight gain, low energy levels, and diabetes. By using a rebounder on a daily basis, an elderly person can actively increase their insulin resistance through full body muscle toning, increased blood circulation, and the slow and steady reduction in stored lipids. By staying active in a low-impact manner, the body produces less insulin and more glucagon, forcing the muscles to absorb more of the blood glucose, increasing their sensitivity to both protein and carbohydrates.
The end result? When you eat, less of it goes towards fat, more of it goes towards muscle, and you are more likely to maintain steady energy levels rather than ones that fluctuate more dramatically, making you suddenly sleepy or weary.
Muscle Toning, Fat Loss
By fighting gravity in a low impact exercise repeatedly, the body naturally burns through stored glycogen in a steady manner. This forces the body to use stored fat for energy, and also places increased demands on muscles, forcing them to tone and strengthen. In fact, slow, low impact exercises like rebounding are more effective at burning stored fat than more intense exercises such as jogging because the body prefers burning fat only when the exercise is low intensity. At high intensity exercises the body may also burn muscle, which is undesirable.
As with blood circulation, one known effect of rebounding is the natural pumping and flushing of the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are natural body 'filters' that serve to flush out waste from the body. This system is rarely flushed or triggered naturally, and so the process of rebounding actually serves to stimulate this process. Doing this on a daily basis serves to reduce the build-up of waste products in the body and encourages the expelling of this through sweat and going to the bathroom.
And finally, a Sense of Independence
It is very difficult as a senior or elderly person to feel weaker as time progresses, perhaps requiring assistance or help in circumstances that may not have been issues during youth. This can be depressing, lead to frustration, and reduce an overall sense of well-being.
A Needak Rebounder provides every senior the opportunity to, of their own free will, get up and exercise without the need of anyone else's permission or assistance, in the comfort of their own home. It is something they can do on a daily basis to truly feel empowered, as they are not facetiously improving their health, but in actuality achieving this. Coupled with the stabilizing bar, a Needak can become a happy companion to every senior's daily life. Many of our users report rebounding every morning so that for the rest of the day they feel accomplished, then rebound again at night so they feel more able to sleep restfully.
The rebounder becomes one of those exercise tools that an elderly individual can look forward to using at their leisure, and rely upon for empowerment.
We at Needak always aim to provide a sustainable, high quality product that empowers individuals and promotes positive life experiences. All of the members of the Needak.com team are passionate about health, and it is for this reason we choose to create informative topics such as these to encourage positive life changes.
If you are an elderly individual, or are seeking to improve the life of a loved one, the Needak Rebounder is a proven fitness device that is sure to make anyone's day a bit brighter.
If you have any other questions about the Needak Rebounder, or Needak.com, please let us know. Also please remember that though we do our best to provide health information on rebounding, the information here is supplementary and cannot replace the advice of your health practitioner.