There are so many benefits to trampolining and it really is a great and fun way to get fit. Trampolining is a form of exercise which is better for you than running and many other forms of exercise. Trampoline takes up to 80% off the stress of your weight-bearing joints. Using a trampoline is a wonderful option for seniors, physically-challenged, those recuperating from accidents or injuries. It’s also excellent exercise for those who have been sedentary and are starting an exercise routine.
Trampolining is three times more beneficial to you than running, a ten minute bounce is the same as a half hour run!
Trampoline exercise has many important health benefits as follows:
- Stimulates your metabolism.
- Increases oxygen capacity.
- Improves your sense of balance.
- Increases oxygen circulation to tissues.
- Improves the circulation of the lymph through the lymph glands
- Strengthens the heart (Cardiovascular health)
- Increases energy and sense of vitality
- Firms and tones the muscles
Trampolines increase your muscles’ strength and fitness. The benefits this, and the increase to your pulse rate brought about by jumping, brings to your heart and circulation ensures that oxygen is pumped round your body more efficiently, making you feel healthier and more alert. Plus it’s a great way to keep your weight down.
Unlike some sports like jogging and tennis, trampolining or rebounding has comparatively low joint impact for a high impact, intensive exercise routine. This is because your vertical acceleration and deceleration is soaked up by the trampoline pad, which takes up over 80% of the shock; whereas hard surfaces such as roads do not have enough give to do this. This means that trampolining protects your joints whilst exercising your muscles.
Trampoline exercise is strenuous and the repetition of the jump action puts the bones under repeated slight stress; this helps your musculoskeletal system build up and improves bone mineral content. Each landing from a jump is equivalent to twice the force of gravity: the strength this allows you to develop over time helps to prevent brittle bone disease, or osteoporosis. Because the trampoline pad is bouncy and soaks up a large proportion of the impact of your landing, your bones and joints are protected whilst being strengthened.
Not only does improved circulation pump clean oxygen into your brain, making you feel more alert, but also the physical activity you perform whilst trampolining will make you feel happier, more positive, and even more self confident. Endorphins, the positive mood-enhancing natural chemicals released by all exercise including jogging, cycling and even sex are triggered by trampolining; but, added to this, the sheer fun factor of jumping up and down will make you smile, make you laugh, make you feel really happy. It’s unavoidable: it’s hard to feel blue when you’re bouncing, especially in the fresh air.
Trampoline exercise has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, helping your body to process nutrients more efficiently. This helps to you keep your weight down.
Co-ordination and Motor skills
One of David Beckham’s training session targets would have been to help develop his ball control skills. Similarly, the NASA trainee astronauts need to learn to perform skilful activities whilst unsupported by gravity. Trampoline exercise is a great way to develop the skills that allow you to undertake a number of items requiring concentration at the same time: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position, and anticipating the next action. This is proven to have a positive impact on bilateral motor skills, as well as allowing trampolinists to control different muscles and limbs at the same time as one another.
The trampoline or rebounder provides a set space in which you can exercise. You don’t need to get to the gym or tennis courts, you don’t need to find a route for your run or bike ride, you don’t even need to get changed into special clothes (apart from a good sports bra, for women). The trampoline is in one place, easy to get to, offers privacy (unless your neighbours can see you bouncing over the fence!) and any comfortable clothing is suitable for your trampoline exercise.
Most of all though it makes you smile, laugh and is great fun! This has proven health benefits in itself as it generally means that you keep doing it if you enjoy it. Trampolining brings both physical and mental benefits to adults and children alike.
See for yourself by looking up the wealth of information available at numerous websites dedicated to the benefits of trampolining. ///////////////////////////