The Needak® Rebounder uses quality springs on every unit.
jogging without feeling the jarring effect of landing on pavement.
With optional stabilizing bar attached, those who feel unsteady on
their feet, have a greater sense of security while rebounding.
Rebounding cleanses and decongests lymph, increases immunity, offers an aerobic workout, increases circulation and muscle strength, reduces cellulite and body fat, lowers cholesterol, improves co-ordination and balance, and provides a sense of centredness and well-being. And all of this can be accomplished in the privacy of your own home, in a very small area, with one piece of equipment.
Rebounding For Lymphatic Health, Detoxification, and Increased Immunity
Rebounding - bouncing on a mini-trampoline - is the pre-eminent lymphatic pump. When the body soars to its highest point, its apex, it achieves a state of weightlessness. And it then lands at twice the force of gravity. Herein lies the pump. At impact, the lymph is squeezed through vessels, forcing toxic wastes into the bloodstream so that the cells and tissues are cleansed, nourished and oxygenated. A rebounder is constructed of strong, coiled springs and woven material stretched over a steel frame. It is a convenient and gentle-on-the-joints piece of home (or office) equipment. Rebounding is more beneficial if undertaken for at least 15 - 20 minutes per day, intensity can be adjusted to individual strength and endurance.
Rebounding For Mental Health
Rebounding can provide an opportunity for contemplation, reflection, pleasurable TV viewing, or simply relaxing and editating. It increases endorphins, brightens the spirit and staves off depression.
Rebounding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Dr. Paul Cheney, one of the pioneering doctors in the discovery, research, and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, recommends rebounding as the best form of exercise for his CFS patients. He believes, along with many other physicians treating this ailment, that aerobic exercise is counter-productive until the patient has recovered, and then only progressive aerobic exercise should be undertaken. He compares the weakness of regulation autonomic tone and the autonomic nervous system of chronic fatigue sufferers to that of astronauts returning to earth from orbit. They have lost their autonomic nervous system capacity to stand up in a gravitational field and are removed from the capsule vertically. NASA resolved the problem of balancing the autonomic nervous system by bouncing them. The same regulation of autonomic tone and balancing of the autonomic nervous system can be achieved with the non-weight bearing, gentle exercise of rebounding.
Rebounding for the Physically Challenged
Needak rebounders may be obtained with a stabilizing bar attached for a greater sense of security, for those who feel unsteady on their feet. Also, for those who cannot stand, rebounding can also be done while sitting on the rebounder.
The following article, excerpted from "Jumping for Health" by Morton Walker, D.P.M. was published in "Townsend Letter for Doctors".
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; improves your sense of balance; strengthens your muscles over all; provides an aerobic effect for your heart; rejuvenates your body when it's tired, and generally puts you in a state of health and fitness. You can easily perform this exercise in your living room, your office, and your yard. The traveler may wish to carry a portable rebounder aboard an airliner for use in a hotel room. It's the most convenient, metabolically effective form of exercise around.
How Rebound Exercise Accomplishes Its Benefits
Rebounding involves aerobic movements performed on a bouncing device that looks like a small trampoline. It has you jumping up and down for health and fitness. As an ideal jumping device, the mini-trampoline or "rebounder," has a strong woven mat attached by coiled steel springs to a circular steel frame. The rebounder usually is round, although some models have been made oval, rectangular, square or polygonal. The entire jumping surface of the mat is twenty-eight inches in diameter, stands on six legs with spring coils of their own, which are seven to nine inches high.
Sometimes, for people who feel unsteady on their feet or for the elderly, handicapped, and disabled, a stabilizing bar may be added to the rebounder's frame. It's attached to two of the frame's legs so that the individual needing more security can hold onto this bar and still bounce aerobically.
In jumping on a well-made rebounder, the exerciser usually feels invigorated and filled with a sense of well-being. People who rebound find they're able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense and nervous. The effect is not just psychological, because the action of bouncing up and down against gravity, without trauma to the musculoskeletal system, is one of the most beneficial aerobic exercises ever developed.
Rebounding aerobics is working with gravity to cleanse your tissue cells and act as an oxygenator, which, in turn, lightens the load on the heart. Also it's fun to bounce! Much more than fun, however, rebounding provides a number of physiological pick-me-ups for the person who sustains this activity for at least ten minutes, four times a day, or for a single daily session for 40 minutes. As you bounce, your feet hit the mat with twice the force of gravity. Then just as the astronauts experience while floating in space, your body is in a state of weightlessness at the top of the bounce.
Jumping on the mini-trampoline is remarkably un-strenuous on the Joints. There's no solid ground to suddenly stop the bouncing of your feet. Your movements are perfectly safe, and they make the effect of gravity beneficial. By working against constant gravitational pressure while bouncing, you resist the Earth's pull. Your resistance is subtle, but it builds cellular strength. Rebounding's alternating weightlessness and double gravity produce a pumping action which pulls out waste products from the cells and forces into them, oxygen and nutrition from the bloodstream.
Jumping's Oxygenating Effect
If you have a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats a minute, don't smoke, don't have chest pain, live a healthful lifestyle, and engage in rebounding for 40 minutes or more each day, at least five days a week, theoretically it's not likely that you'll ever develop a heart problem if you have none now. Jumping on a rebounder helps you to attain your heart rate target zone every day that you rebound for the recommended 40 minutes.
Rebound exercise strengthens your heart in two ways: It improves the tone and quality of the muscle itself, and it increases the coordination of the fibers as they wring blood out of the heart during each beat. The aerobic effect while you are rebound-jumping equals and often surpasses that of running.
Your rate of rebounding will vary, depending on how vigorously you bounce and how high you lift your feet off the mat. Rebound exercise offers the ideal aerobic effect with almost any rate of performance, because it fills all the requisites of an oxygenating exercise. Rebounding might be considered a precursor movement for better achieving the oxygen therapies.
The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding
The lymphatic system is 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 movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons. Unlike the arterial system, the lymphatic system does not have its own pump. It has no heart muscle to move the fluid around through its lymph vessels. There are just three ways to activate the flow of lymph away from the tissues it serves and back into the main pulmonary circulation. Lymphatic flow requires muscular contraction from exercise and movement, gravitational pressure, and internal massage to the valves of lymph ducts. Rebounding supplies all three methods of removing waste products from the cells and from the body. Then arterial blood enters the capillaries in order to furnish the cells with fresh tissue fluid containing food and oxygen. The bouncing motion effectively moves and recycles the lymph and the entire blood supply through the circulatory system many times during the course of the rebounding session. Rebounding is a lymphatic exercise. As stated earlier, it has the same effect on your body as jumping rope, but without any jarring effect to the ankles, knees, and lower back that comes from hitting the ground. Better than rope jumping, however, the lymphatic channels get put under hydraulic pressure to move fluids containing waste products of metabolism around and out of the body through the left subclavian vein.
Rebounding's Stabilizing Effect on the Nervous System
Bouncing on a rebounder is an excellent method of reducing stress. It can put the bouncing person into a trance like state and totally relax him or her. Jumping for health and fitness not only stabilizes the nervous system during the exercise period, but continues to help maintain equilibrium after one steps off the device. The result is increased resistance to environmental, physical, emotional, and mental stress. It may possibly help an individual to avoid psychosomatic disease and mental or behavioral instability.
Rebounding may be enjoyed for a lifetime and adjusted to your own particular level of fitness. It is safe, convenient and inexpensive, and its protective effects against degenerative diseases make it one of the most effective forms of motion in the work place, in recreational pursuits, or in simply exercising for the care of your body and mind.
The Physical Muscular Effect of Rebounding
James White, Ph.D., director of research and rehabilitation in the physical education department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), has explained how jumping for health offers a true physical strengthening effect to the muscles. He said, "Rebounding allows the muscles to go through the full range of motion at equal force. It helps people learn to shift their weight properly and to be aware of body positions and balance." An advocate of rebounding for athletic conditioning, Dr. White uses the rebounder in his rehabilitation program at UCSD. "When you jump, jog, and twist on this (jumping) device you can exercise for hours without getting tired. It's great practice for skiing, it improves your tennis stroke, and it's a good way to burn off calories and lose weight," said Dr. White. "My students tell me it's so much fun that they often exercise on the rebounders for their own enjoyment." Dr. White added that jumping for health is more effective for fitness and weight loss than cycling, running or jogging, and it has the added advantage of producing fewer injuries. As illustrated and explained in my book, Jumping for Health, there are 33 different exercises that may be performed advantageously on the rebounding device.
The gentle bounce of rebounding is effective in returning natural, regular bowel movements to chronically constipated persons. The steady bounce sets up a pulsating rhythm transmitted by the nervous system to the brain area responsible for regulating the intestinal system, which reestablishes one's rhythmical bowel activity. Digestion is improved as well.
"All Rebounders Are NOT Created Equal"
Depending on the quality, some rebounding devices may be relatively low in cost, and unfortunately, low in quality. Bouncing on such poorly-constructed models may actually be harmful to one's muscles, joints, and nerves. There's no yield to them and the abrupt jarring effect is the same as landing on the floor. Don't let price influence your rebounder purchase. Do your homework. We think you will see that a quality rebounder from NEEDAK just makes sense.
Is It Made of the "Right Stuff"?
Most important for excellent rebounding is the mat material. It should give no stretch during the downward landing, while at the same time providing a resilient rebound. Such a mat will be made from Permatron® material, which has a smooth finish. The Permatron® is resistant to ultraviolet rays, doesn't break down as do other fabrics, and allows no moisture absorption. Part of the specifications for a perfect rebounder is that its mat will be sewn together using at least 5760 stitches of high-grade nylon thread with two layers of strong polypropylene webbing stitched around the mat's edges. Attached to a heavy-grade, all steel round frame should be an oversize spring mechanism holding four-inch-long, custom-made jumbo springs which deliver a soft bounce. Thirty-six springs made of quality wire will hold the mat to the frame. The springs should be shielded by a protective cover. Individual spring mounting pins prevent frame wear. Tapered coils help to give extended wearability to such springs. (Untapered coils allow low-quality springs to break frequently, requiring replacement.) Replacement springs must be available directly from the manufacturer since retail distributors seldom stock spare springs.
Needak® rebounders may be obtained with a stabilizing bar attached for a greater sense of security, for those who feel unsteady on their feet. Also, for those who cannot stand, rebounding can also be done while sitting on the rebounder.
Occasionally lubricate the metal on metal contact points on the springs (clevis pins and mat cleats). We suggest a grease such as vaseline, duralube, or other silicone grease. Liquid oil will run off the springs and fall to the floor.
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