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Rebound Exercise,
Rebounder Aerobics, Resistive Rebounding and 2004 National Health Trends:

Notable Quotes and Sources

“…for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a rebounder trampoline than with running, a finding that might help identify acceleration parameters needed for the design of remedial procedures to avert deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness.”  More NASA findings summarized…

N.A.S.A., Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887

“The mini trampoline [rebounder] provides a convenient form of exercise with a major advantage being its apparent low level of trauma to the musculoskeletal system.”

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1990: 10; 401-408

“Exercise can be helpful in building and maintaining strong bones. Exercise that forces you to work against gravity – so called weight bearing exercises such as walking or jogging [and rebounding] are beneficial …If you are at risk for osteoporosis, your doctor will most likely include exercise as part of your overall treatment program.”

National Osteoporosis Foundation,
“This month alone, over 1 million Americans will join a health club.  Only after 2 months time, approximately 75% won’t return again during their memberships.”

CNN, 2003 Trends Report: Key Findings

In 1997, 43% of Americans say they made an effort to get regular physical activity/exercise.”

American Dietetic Association, 1997 Trends Survey: Key Findings

This year, 2003:  “Americans are eating per portion, on average:

• 93 more calories from salty snacks, such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn.

• 49 more calories from soft drinks.

• 97 more calories from hamburgers.

• 68 more calories from French fries.

• 133 more calories from Mexican food, such as burritos, tacos, enchiladas.

“The most surprising result is the large portion-size increases for food consumed at home — a shift that indicates marked changes in eating behavior in general,” the researchers reported.

By Amy Cox, CNN, Thursday, January 23, 2003 Posted: 9:37 AM EST

Americans’ waistlines are keeping up with the portion increase trend. Nearly 60 percent of the country is overweight, with the numbers growing…”

 -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Trends Report, 2003

“The findings indicate that exercise on a miniature trampoline may provide a safe, adequate indoor exercise for normal and many cardiac patients of varied ages, if guidelines concerning rate of stepping and height of knee lifts are adhered to.”

Journal of Medical Science for Sport and Exercise, 1980; 12:118

“This study examines the aerobic benefits of regular circuit weight training and how it compares to a Super Circuit which incorporates running instead of rest intervals between each circuit station.”

“30 seconds of running between exercise stations, dramatically improved aerobic endurance (17.0%), reduced body fat percentages 10.9% to 17.1% in 12 weeks, and increased strength up to 26.0% in that same period.”

“Almost any aerobic devise should do: treadmills, exercise bikes, indoor joggers, even running in place or skipping rope.”

Illustration of Super Circuit:


  • Super Circuit layout incorporates the use of suitable aerobic exercise equipment,

such as the indoor jogger, placed in adjacent positions.

  • The exercise stations are arranged in a sequence in which upper and lower body

muscle groups are conditioned alternately.

  • Aerobic intervals are used instead of rest intervals between strength stations.

L. Gettman, Ph.D., Research Director, Dr. P. Ward and Dr. R.D. Hagan, Institute for Aerobics Research, Universal Gym, Inc.

“The treatment for dizziness depends upon its cause. …Many patients suffering from dizziness benefit from a program of exercise. Movement gives nerve cells in the brain stem a chance to develop ways of compensating for the conflicting signals that a malfunctioning vestibular system is sending to the brain. …Physical therapists can help a patient design a program that addresses specific problems involving balance and coordination. Nerve cells in the brain stem that are activated by the vestibular system are among the most adaptable cells in our bodies.”

“A patient with an inner ear problem is trained to rely solely on input from her eyes and muscles in maintaining balance. As part of the training, she wears sunglasses to alter visual input and stands on a trampoline to alter input from leg muscles.”

The World Book Health and Medical Annual, 1995; 199-201

“A striking feature of many studies demonstrating a reduced coronary heart disease risk for more active individuals is that the greatest difference in risk is achieved between those people who do almost nothing and those who perform a moderate amount of exercise on a regular basis.”

University of California, Irvine (UCI), Heart Disease Prevention Program

“The most recent recommendations advise people of all ages to include a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity on most, if not all, days of the week. It is also acknowledged that for most people, greater health benefits can be obtained by engaging in physical activity of more vigorous intensity or of longer duration.”

“Physical activity has numerous beneficial physiologic effects. Most widely appreciated are its effects on the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, but benefits on the functioning of metabolic, endocrine, and immune systems are also considerable.”

A Report of the Surgeon General, Executive Summary, July 1996, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“An article published last year (1996) in Scientific American estimated that only about two percent of cancer deaths in the United States are caused by pollution—and that more cancer is caused by lack of exercise.”

“Is the World Coming to an End?” By Ronald Bailey, Cato Institute, Society of Environmental Journalists

“The lymphatic pump becomes very active during exercise, often increasing lymph flow 10 to 30 fold.”

C. Guyton, M.D., and John E. Hall, Ph.D., Textbook of Medical Physiology, Ninth Edition