A trampoline often conjures up an instant smiling response from people because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love the idea of jumping up and down on one? Just the thought alone makes you feel happy and probably brings back treasured childhood memories of a simpler, more care-free time.
But did you know that jumping around on a trampoline is actually an extremely healthy form of exercise? It’s not just a fun activity but you’re also improving your health one jump at a time. If you haven’t already heard of the many benefits of trampoline rebounding, then keep reading as we discuss the enormous health benefits this fun exercise has to offer.
Any form of exercise can be either high impact – meaning it puts strain and pressure on your muscles, bones, and joints and makes you more vulnerable to injury, or it can be low impact – meaning it has less jarring movements and a lower injury probability. Examples of high impact exercises would be tennis, jogging, and rope skipping. Trampoline rebounding is a low impact exercise; this means it is a very good exercise for the elderly, people with weakened joints and low bone density, people with repetitive sports injuries, and those still recovering from recent injuries.
Trampoline rebounding has also shown positive benefits to the musculoskeletal system, in other words your muscles and bones will benefit from rebounding. Every jump places an evenly spread amount of g-force on the musculoskeletal system and this slight stress can lead to improved bone density and also improve the mineral content. A regular rebounder is less likely to have brittle bone disease, or osteoporosis. It is something worth thinking about the next time you jump on a trampoline; you are actually giving your bones a workout and that’s not something you can say about many other exercise routines.
Trampoline rebounding has been shown to be hugely beneficial to the body’s lymphatic system, helping kick-start it to drain toxins from your body and thus improve your immune system and help protect you against a host of diseases. It is one of the most effective ways to detox safely and speedily.
Ever notice that you feel happy after a workout? It’s because exercise releases something called endorphins. These are known as the feel good chemicals of the brain. Simply put, exercising creates an all-natural high. This is important for people who suffer from depression or other mental illnesses, especially because people often reach for drugs and medication when they should be searching for natural ways to combat an illness. Trampoline rebounding, like all exercises, is good for your mental health, but it has been shown to be even more effective because the action of jumping on a trampoline activates happy childhood memories and immediately releases your stress and puts you in a better mood.
As if all the benefits described above is not enough a study done by NASA found that the levels oxygen consumption and heart rate and overall physical stimulation was greater with trampoline rebounding than with running.
Here is a List of all the Health Benefits associated with Trampoline Rebounding:
- It increases the capacity for breathing.
- It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
- It helps combat depression.
- It helps normalize your blood pressure.
- It helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
- It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
- It aids lymphatic circulation, as well as blood flow in the veins of the circulatory system.
- It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- It stimulates the metabolism, thereby reducing the likelihood of obesity.
- It tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
- It improves coordination throughout the body.
- It promotes increased muscle fibre tone.
- It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
- It enhances digestion and elimination processes.
- It allows for easier relaxation and sleep.
- It results in a better mental performance, with sharper learning processes.
- It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
- It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
- It tends to slow down ageing.
Trampoline rebounding is also one of the most convenient forms of exercise. You don’t need an expensive gym membership or fancy workout clothes for this exercise. All you need is a mini trampoline and some place to jump, and with mini trampolines you can jump quite comfortably inside your home. The best part is that a decent mini trampoline can be bought at a great many stores everywhere in the country and they don’t cost an arm and a leg.
You can start doing this exercise with gentle – bare feet on the mat – bounces for five minutes a day and slowly work your way up from there.
You will notice an improvement in every aspect of your life when you begin trampoline rebounding but the best part is still how much fun it is.