On this page we will describe some of the major systems the body uses to maintain itself and how a Needak Rebounder, at only 5 minutes a day, can provide the body the stimulation it needs to help keep all these functions running at an optimal level.
From cleansing your blood to building and maintaining muscle, detoxifying the skin, burning fat and increasing your blood circulation, rebounding is a full-body exercise, much like a multi-vitamin, that can supplement your day to day life with exactly what it needs.
Rebounding is extremely beneficial 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 Needak 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 critical in flushing out toxins from your body and keeping your immune system at peak levels. In this way, rebounding is extremely beneficial to the functioning of your lymphatic system, especially for those of us that lead stagnant lives, or are getting on in the years. Regular rebounding, even if it is for five to ten minutes every day, can help flush your entire system, keeping your cells replicating beautifully.
Rebounding on a Needak tones 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 an interconnected and composite unit, all fighting gravity as you land and push back up. As you jump up and down, your body requires its muscles to 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. This not only forces your muscles to squeeze in imperceptible ways, but it is part of the system that continuously triggers the flushing of your lymph nodes, and an increase in blood circulation.
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 are required for bouncing on a rebounder. In this way, rebounding is crucially effective at keeping all your muscles toned and ready for movement. With the exercise variations that you can utilize during rebounding, a very well-rounded and holistic exercise regimen for keeping strong and well toned muscles can be easily achieved.
One of the major unique factors a Needak brings to any exercise regimen is the fact that it, unlike almost any other exercise, forces your abdominals to actually burn calories in conjunction with all the other muscles in your body, helping to speed up the process of fat loss in and around your mid-section, which is otherwise generally considered impossible to target.
The human heart is a muscle and is vital as it is in constant use for our bodies. And just like any muscle in the body, the heart needs to stay stimulated through exercise for optimal rest performance. Through activity, the heart is strengthened and is able to work more efficiently at pumping blood to throughout. A weak heart, meaning one that does not get the sufficient amount of stimulus that it needs, is a weak muscle, and one that is at the core of your entire system. 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.
Rebounding on a Needak 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 therefore places more safe 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 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, all within the safety of the user's control.
Although the human body has methods of ensuring that blood is circulated, optimum levels of blood circulation are best achieved through proper and regular exercise. Whilst most exercise promotes circulation, rebounding in particular has very potent effects on 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 Needak, this contraction and relaxation creates a wavelike effect for blood in the body, making it move faster and more efficiently circulate the entire body. Areas of the body that have become used to a lack of circulation are stimulated back into a proper level. And as more fresh and newly oxygenated blood reaches all extremities and areas of the body, the entire system begins to function at a more proficient and productive level.
One big issue that arises as we grow older is that certain parts of the body begin to stagnate - these stagnated "pockets" get significantly less blood, less nutrients, and therefore, cell replication becomes more and more difficult. This can lead to quicker muscle fatigue, and those common, un-treatable "pains" we so often experience, which is sometimes resolved by taking a walk, or stretching. These problem areas are almost impossible to target through normal exercises, but ironically, is exactly where the Needak shines. Through whole body stimulus, no area remains untouched, and stagnant areas of the body that normally get little to no circulation suddenly get kicked into gear, optimizing the whole body, and not just one or two muscles.
This is why it is important to jump on a Needak every day, if even for 5 minutes, as this consistent approach serves to supplement our body's natural tendency to be less and less efficient at reaching all of our cells on its own.
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 on a Needak, 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 them through inactivity. Cells that remained dormant or slow due to poor circulation are awakened and forced to reactivate.
The basis of this lies in the core functioning of cells - they serve to consume resources to spend energy due to locomotion. The less locomotion, the less they will circulate and consume these resources. This is the basis as to why rebounding effectively causes a whole body consumption of stored fat, because it maximizes the number of cells that are activated, forcing their engines to rev up and start the cycle.
This effect can be illustrated by new users to the Needak - many users have to start off slow, doing only 5-10 minutes a day, if that. This is because the body very quickly begins to heat up as a result of the sudden activation of cells that have previously remained dormant. After consistent use, one can begin larger workouts, as all of the cells are now used to the cycle of consuming resources for energy. This is why rebounding on a Needak has a multi-pronged effect on weight loss, circulation, and overall well being, because it activates huge amounts of cells almost immediately, and in ways no other exercise can.
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.
A catchall, so to speak, the metabolism encapsulates all of the things we've mentioned above - heart strength, blood circulation, muscle stimulation - and illustrates why and how rebounding on a Needak every day, for even a short period, helps to optimize, speed up, and maintain a healthy active metabolism for users of all ages.
As we age, different components operate less efficiently, so like a vitamin, sometimes our bodies need a little help. This is were a Needak comes in. It is that every day tool that gives your entire system a helping hand, much like a multi-vitamin, to supplement what we may lack in movement, in stretching, in exercise.