Tuesday, September 6, 2022


REBOUNDING is a great way to stimulate your lymphatics! 


You can do so on a mini trampoline or sitting on a fitness ball.

Gentle bouncing is all that is needed, and in as little as five minutes you can improve your lymphatic flow by up to 15 times!

In addition to improving lymphatic flow, it strengthens your muscles, and also helps improve your balance - and NASA did a study that showed 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline is like a 30 minute run (but easier on your joints).

Trampolines have come a long way since I found mine (pictured) over a decade ago, now many have higher weight limits and even come with handles!

Shoes or no shoes (on a trampoline)? Great question, many thoughts on this - I prefer no shoes (great for improving balance, and less chance of damaging trampoline) but compression can make it slippery, so shoes work, too. Like everything, you have to try and see what works best for you.

If going the ball route: The size ball you need is based on your height, at 5’6” a 65cm one was recommended for me.

Important to use good alignment on the ball, knees bent at 90 degrees, feet planted firmly on the floor, spine straight and sitting on your sit bones, head over spine and eyes looking forward.  I sometimes angle my toes under the sofa or bounce in a corner to help if balance is of concern.

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