What is a rebounder?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If you're highly coordinated, one of the easiest ways to work your heart is with either a jump rope or a mini-trampoline called a rebounder. You know about the jump rope, but for a rebounder, you can store it under your bed, pull it out, and do mini, joint-safe cardio sessions by hopping and jumping on it for the allotted time. (Take a quick lesson before using it, so you can learn the safety rules.)

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A rebounder is a small mini trampoline used for exercise. Common exercises like jump roping, jogging in place, aerobics, and be done on a rebounder. The point of the rebounder is to get in a good cardiovascular workout while minimizing the impact on the body by bouncing on the rebounder.

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