Trampolines are not just for kids to enjoy. It is an effective equipment to help adults lose weight and shape their bodies within a short period of time.
If Mum and Dad are bored with the current exercise they've been doing then they can head to the backyard and start bouncing. There are specially designed mini trampolines and fitness trampolines suited for adults in the market today so sharing with your kids will not be a problem.
There are benefits to trampolining so that's why more people are involved in bouncing back to health. You may be surprised to know that trampolining is better than running. This is just one of the many health benefits of trampolining. Don't take our word for it. If you have any serious health issues, always get approval from your family physician before trying any exercise.
Improve Cardiovascular Fitness
The jumping motion increases the heart and breath rates. Due to this increase, the oxygen is pumped round the body more efficiently which leads you feeling healthier and more alert.
Low Impact Exercise
The vertical acceleration and deceleration is absorbed by the trampoline pad which takes up over 80% of the shock. This explains why bouncing on a trampoline has comparatively low joint impact for a high impact, intensive exercise routine. It provides the body an all-round workout while decreasing the risk of ankle and knee injuries.
Trampolining strengthens the bone density which helps in prevention of bone conditions such as brittle bone disease, fractures, and osteoporosis. Repetitive jump action puts the bone under slight stress which helps in the build-up of musculoskeletal system and improves mineral content. Since the trampoline pad absorb a huge proportion of the impact of landing, the bones and joints are protected while being strengthened.
Trampoline exercise is a good way to build muscles and reducing body fat percentage. It also firms the legs, thighs, abdomen, and arms and hips.
Co-ordination and Agility
Do you wonder why gymnasts and acrobats have impressive aerial skills and tumbles? It's because they use trampolines. Bouncing on a trampoline increase body awareness and a sense of balance and coordination. Bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position, and anticipating the next action require concentration at the same time and this skill can be developed by doing trampolining.
Regular bouncing on a trampoline can help increase the body's metabolic rate and its ability to burn calories more efficiently.
Source of Stress Relief
Exercising on a trampoline can increase the amount of endorphins released by the brain which helps combat depression, anxiety, and stress. Engaging in an exercise that's fun could mean you are more likely to stick with it.
So, what are you waiting for? Tap into your inner child and bounce away!