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Your Immune System and Why You Should be Rebounding

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

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Group Rebounding Fitness Class

Question: What does Rebounding have in common with your Immune System? Answer: Your Lymphatic System!

You Got To Love Your Immune System

Your immune system often falls into that category "out of sight out of mind". We don't really think about it everyday unless there is some kind of health issue or as of late, a health crisis like Covid and other "C" words. Then we hope our silent protector is "walking softly but carrying a big stick!" and that will kick the crap out of whatever is a threat to our bodies.

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Your Immune System

Your amazing body’s immune system is a gorgeous communication network of organs, cells and proteins located in many (not considered gorgeous) areas the body like armpits and groins. This heroic system is your champion against infections from germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) and other alien attackers (such as cancer cells). The system keeps track of its battles in certain white blood cells (memory cells) so it can quickly recognize past intruders and kick them off the island.

The main players on this immunity team consist of:

  • white blood cells (B-cells, T-cells and others)

  • antibodies

  • complement system (proteins that work along side antibodies)

  • lymphatic system (Lymph nodes/glands, Lymph vessels, white blood cells/lymphocytes)

  • spleen(producing macrophages, B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes, types of white blood cells triggered when blood passes through the spleen and harmful substances are detected)

  • bone marrow (we need bone marrow to produce the white cells we need to fight infection, the red blood cells we need to carry oxygen, and the platelets we need to stop bleeding)

  • thymus (filters and monitors our blood contents and produces cells called T lymphocytes)

Partnering Rebounding and the Lymphatic System

The good news is that Rebounding is the very exercise that can join the immune system team (carrying a very big stick) and partner superbly with the Lymphatic System. This is due to the ability of a rebounder to produce gravitational force on every cell of the body. Every bounce on a rebounder creates pumping action for the lymphatic system by repeatedly opening and closing the valves/chambers. This dramatically accelerates the flow and circulation of lymphatic fluid and puts your immune system in the winner's seat.

How Does Rebounding Boost Your Immune System?

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How does rebounding boost your immune system

Rebounding exercise and it's gravitational force activates T-cells and B-cells. These lymphocytes get stimulated out of the nodes and circulated vigorously throughout the body due to rebounding g-forces acting like a giant pump. This assists the immune system in tracking down bacteria, viruses and fungi quickly and flushing it from the blood and cells in the body [1].

A 2019 scientific review in the Journal of Sport and Health Science found that exercise can improve your immune response, lower illness risk, and reduce inflammation.[2]

There is normally only a small amount of immune cells circulating in the body. Those cells seem to reside in lymphoid tissues and organs like the spleen where your lymphocytes kill microorganisms that cause disease. The study found that exercise helps to mobilize specialized immune cells (natural killer cells and T cells) to find pathogens (like viruses) and eradicate them. Nothing works better than rebounding to motivate the immunity team to leave the club house and seek out opponents to destroy.

The study also found that exercising for approximately 45 mins increases the number of immune cells floating around the body for up to three hours (that's an outstanding ROI)! Rebounding daily can enhance your immune system but remember consistency is the key (yep, just like everything else).

woman rebounding at Costafit Rebounding Studio
How rebounding boosts your immune system

So besides having a great time now there is another reason to have a big happy smile on your face while you rebound yourself to the best health ever!



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