Trampolining is one of the most effective forms of low impact exercise you can do. Along with being fun, it is extremely beneficial to your health. Studies have shown that exercising on a trampoline can burn as high as 1000 Calories an hour and it is low impact exercise.
Listed is the top 7 reasons to exercise on a trampoline:
1. Co-Ordination and Agility
Trampolining is a great way to develop the skills that allow you to undertake a number of actions requiring concentration at the same time: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position and anticipating the next action. Improved co-ordination and fine motor skills can assist in other sports that require a lot of hand-eye and general co-ordination. Gymnasts also use trampolines to increase their co-ordination during training.
2. Low Impact Exercise
Unlike other sports like running and high impact sports, trampolining or rebounding has a comparatively low joint impact for a high impact, intense exercise routine. Because the trampoline absorbs 80% of the impact into the mat, the trampoline protects your joints while giving you a full body work out. This type of work out is perfect for those with mobility issues or going through rehabilitation.
3. Increased Metabolism
Trampolining has been proven to increase the body’s metabolic rate;with this your body can burn calories more effectively. Your cells will become stronger as a result of the increased G-force on the body while trampolining which helps keep the body’s natural defences high and reduce the chance of illness.
4. Mental Health
As everyone knows, exercising is a great way to maintain mental health. As trampolining is both exercise and fun this increases the endorphins released by the body and therefore increasing your happiness. Trampolining can help reduce your stress levels, combat depression, anxiety and high levels of daily stress. As this is a high intensity work out you might find that you also sleep very well following a full session.
5. Cardiovascular Fitness
Studies have revealed that 10 minutes on a trampoline is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running. Jumping raises your heart rate and circulation to levels of running in a shorter period of time; because of this benefit it is a great way to keep your weight in check. (Always get your doctor’s approval before trying any new exercise program)
6. Muscle Tone
By trampolining you can reduce your body fat percentage and therefore improve your muscle tone. Regular use of a trampoline can improve your posture and increase your body’s equilibrium by giving you a full body work out.
7. Stronger Bones
Trampoline exercise is strenuous and the repetition of the jump action put 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 that it allows you to develop over time helps to prevent brittle bone disease, or osteoporosis.
Trampolines are easy to use and a fun way to induce low impact exercise into your schedule or have fun with the whole family. If you’re having troubles wearing your children out bring them down to just jump we will take care of that for you!