Effects of rebound exercises on overweight and obese adults: A scoping review

Background: Rebounding exercise is a trending aerobic exercise with growing interests in the health industry because of the reported health benefits following minimal physical efforts. Empirically, it seems to have great potential for managing overweight and obesity, highlighting the need to establish a database of related literature. This review aims to scope the literature on the effects of rebounding exercise on overweight and obese individuals’ health outcomes.
Method: Experimental trials on the effects of rebounding exercise on health outcomes of overweight and obese individuals written in English within the last decade, between 2009 and 2019. Primary outcome measures included body mass index, blood pressure, quality of life and blood glucose level while secondary outcomes included forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in one second. Data extracted were analysed and summarised in tables. The researchers sought for relevant literature in PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Hinari.
Result: Three studies with a total sample size of 136 participants of mean age of 33.42± 9.3 years and mean body mass index of 29.62±2.72 kg/m2 were included in this review. Findings proved that rebounding exercise led to an appreciable decrease in body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose level, and increased quality of life of overweight and obese adults.
Conclusion: Rebound exercise is beneficial for body weight management, blood glucose control, and improvement in the quality of life, hence should form part of obesity management.
The protocol was structured using the Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines for scoping review and registered on Open Science Framework (https://osf.io/rksyb/).

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