Jumping. We used to do it all the time when we were young. It makes us smile and laugh out loud. And it is great exercise. There is no need to wish you were a kid again, just so you can have a bounce on a trampoline. It turns out there are plenty of good reasons why you should get on a trampoline and bounce away like Winnie the Pooh’s Tigger.
Trampolining has a number of health benefits. It is an excellent aerobic exercise, forcing your heart to work harder to pump blood around your body. This in turn strengthens the muscles which help to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. It provides a detox for your body by stimulating the lymphatic system, flushing out toxins and impurities. It also increases the flow of oxygen to your brain, improving mental agility and raising energy levels.
It is an effective workout. Studies have shown that just 10 minutes spent jumping on a trampoline is equal to going on a 30 minute run. And there are some fantastic trampolines around that are small enough for you to keep at home in a storage cupboard or under the bed.
It is also kinder on your body than other workouts. A good trampoline like the ones from All Trampolines absorbs up to 80% of the stress impacting on your weight-bearing joints when jogging or running, thereby minimizing the risk of injury to ankles and knees. The repetitious nature of the exercise increases the strength of your muscles, especially in your core and legs, and helps to build up bone density.
It improves your balance and coordination, speeds up the metabolism and releases endorphins in your brain which induce an ‘I’m feeling good’ sense and helps to relieve stress.
If all this isn’t enough to convince you to take a bounce on a trampoline, it can also help to lose weight by burning calories and speeding up the metabolic rate, improve muscle tone so legs become thinner and look longer, and even help to reduce cellulite.
Besides all of these health benefits, of course if you have kids having a trampoline will make you their new, greatest hero, especially if the trampoline is big enough for a couple of people to jump on it. What kids don’t like jumping around on a trampoline? Got a kid’s birthday coming up – just shove them onto the trampoline and entertainment will take care of itself!
This article was written by Maria, a freelance writer who thought this article would be interesting for you guys!