Rebounding for health

by | Mar 21, 2010 | Columns, Daily Dose, Featured | 2 comments


trampoline“Rebound Exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.” – A. Carter summary of a NASA study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 1980.

Rebounding is an ideal form of exercise for those challenged by chronic health issues. Not only does it help rid your body of accumulated cellular waste and improve the efficiency of your immune system, but it’s FUN! Just a small effort each day can bring multiple health benefits, and using a rebounder couldn’t be more convenient – you don’t even have to leave the comfort and safety of your home. Regular rebounding can help increase bone density, boost your lymphatic system, oxygenate your blood, and detoxify your body.

One of the things that makes rebounding so enjoyable is it encourages the kind of spontaneous activity of childhood when we skipped, jumped, and ran around with energy and excitement. This type of spirited exercise gives the lymph system a huge boost as it collects toxic waste from your cells. The great thing about rebounding is that it is not hard on the ankles and joints like jogging or running, and you can control how vigorously you get your heart pumping. It also strengthens muscles, tissues and ligaments, tones legs, thighs, hips and abs, develops your sense of balance, agility and coordination, aids in digestion, relieves edema, reduces fatigue and stress, and can even improve your eyesight.

Did you know? Studies have shown that extended periods of sitting and inactivity create health risks that cannot be compensated with exercise. For those with chronic lyme disease, mold illness, chemical sensitivity and other conditions that involve an increased toxic load, using a rebounder for just 10 seconds every hour to take a break from sitting can help reduce those risks.

Some basic reasons to start rebounding:

• Convenience of doing it at home
• Just a few minutes a day brings a wide range of health benefits
• It’s FUN!
• It’s EASY!



  • Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.

2 Comments

  1. jmecrow

    yey awesome! i love my rebounder…it helps so much. i love the idea of doing it 10 seconds every hour. great idea!

  2. earthwalker

    I ended up ordering a refurbished Needak soft-bounce foldable rebounder for $199.95 and it should arrive next week. I am psyched!! Hope I can use it soon but I will have to offgas it outdoors for a while due to my chemical sensitivities…

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