What is a Rebounder for Diabetes?

A Rebounder is a smaller version of a trampoline which has multiple health benefits, and one can have fun too while exercising on it daily. A Rebounder is weather resistant so it can be used outdoors as well.

The primary reason why a rebounder is so good for the health is that of the gravitational pull each, and every body becomes subject to, which is usually 0 during the apex of every bounce and increases by three times due to the gravity created by the bottom. The lymphatic system immensely benefits from these gravitational forces. The work of the lymph nodes is to carry nutrients for the human cells and carry away waste products from it. And in order to carry out this function, the body needs to perform some physical activities. The rebounder ensures that the body moves in vertical motion and this leads to the lymph nodes flow through the vessels that have one valve. The main lymph vessel is present in our legs, torso, and arms and so the vertical motion ensures that the pumping happens naturally, which in turn makes sure that the lymph vessels are nourished. Also, the cells are prevented from getting marinated through their own waste products.

Apart from the benefit above, people who suffer from diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 have quite a lot to look forward to from a rebounder. Here is how it helps:

1) A mild rated, moderately paced or vigorous rebounding (as long as one can breathe properly) can be done so that body fat and calories can be burnt.

2) Any individual with any level of fitness is usually eligible to exercise on a rebounder for diabetes unless there are some specific instructions by the doctor. A novice can start with gentle bouncing with constant touch in between the leg and the rebounder, and still, there would be a positive outcome. Some rebounders even have safety bars that can be detached, so that people who get tired or are not too comfortable in the initial stages can hold onto these bars and rebound.

3) Rebounding is never stressful on the legs or feet, so people with neuropathy disturbance can also try this. This kind of bouncing helps to enhance balance by assisting in stimulation of the vestibule of the middle ear. Also, it helps people to maintain and shift their own body weight in accordance with a particular situation.

4) The high gravitational forces help in making the cells of a human body stronger, fight infection and also enhances the immunity system.

5) Rebounding is an aerobic activity with little impact so that it can have a positive impact on the cardiovascular system of the human body too.

6) Bouncing off the rebounding can help to relieve stress (emotional as well as physical), and this can help to prevent depression too (something that is very common amongst people with diabetes).

So anybody can start off bouncing on a rebounder, initially, a 5 minutes session would suffice. Eventually, it can be increased as per the capacity of one’s body. People or seniors who are out of shape should not force anything, 2-3 minutes session at the beginning is just fine. However, if someone has a chronic illness, it is safer to check with a doctor first and then act accordingly.