Flashback to the 70's (for those of you who can remember the 70's)! If you weren't born or not old enough to remember - women went braless! Can you believe it? Undetectable maybe for those less endowed but what a site for those who were! Just imagine.
In researching trampolines (talk about a flashback), the latest piece of equipment in my gym, I discovered some interesting information about the benefits of jumping on a trampoline and breast health. In short, it benefits the lymphatic system among other things. More on that but back to going braless!
Restrictive clothing prevents the flow of both blood and lymph fluids. The free movement (no bra!) of the breasts during walking and exercise helps in pumping the lymph fluids through the breast tissue. Just like cardio releases toxins from your blood your lymph fluids need the same cleansing that comes from daily exercise. healingdaily.com reports the following stats as it relates to restricting the area around your breasts (which negatively impacts healthy lymphatic fluid and blood flow):
24 hours per day wearing bra increases chance of breast cancer a whopping 75%
12 to 23 hours - 14%
12 and under - .66%
Your cardiovascular system is pumped by the heart. The lymphatic fluids however are altogether separate and need natural movement (as opposed to having something like the heart pumping it through). Cardio helps but not quite as good as the "rebounding" linear effect you get from jumping on a trampoline. Your lymph fluid moves vertically through vessels filled with valves that run up the legs, arms and torso and moves in the same direction. The up and down rhythmic bouncing on a mini trampoline causes all of the one way valves to open and close simultaneously, increasing lymph flow that carries the waste and toxins out of your body. If we don't move enough and cause our the lymph fluids to move, toxins build up and poison our cells.
Top 10 Reasons Mini-Trampolines are Good Exercise:
Pumps the Lymph
68% more oxygen efficient than other forms of exercise
Virtually no impact on the joints
Increases capacity for breathing
Helps normalize your blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Increases activity of red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells
Tones up glandular system
It is recommended that you do rebounding with bare feet so you do not slip. You can also wear tennis shoes but to be safe you might want to start out bare foot till you get the hang of it.