Jumping on a trampoline can provide various physical and mental health benefits. Below is a list of health benefits you can expect to see from regular use of a trampoline.
Bouncing up and down is a great way to increase your heart rate and promote blood circulation. Regular trampoline exercise can also lead to a lowered resting heart rate over time and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
The sport of trampolining is a weight bearing exercise, (meaning that your bones bear the load of your body when you jump). Weight baring exercises provide a mechanical stimulus to the bones, promoting bone formation and density.
Jumping on a trampoline engages your core muscles and requires constant stabilisation. This in turn helps to improve both coordination and balance.
When jumping the trampoline mat absorbs up to 80% of the force making it a great exercise for anybody with joint concerns.
Jumping on a trampoline is a full body workout, especially if you are doing flips, spins and wall runs. Your legs are the primary muscles used for jumping, your core and arms are used for stabilisation and your upper and lower back is engaged whilst maintaining posture. This full body engagement contributes to overall muscle strength/toning promoting a well-defined physique.
Trampolining is also good for a person’s mental health. While jumping on a trampoline the brain increases the rate at which endorphins are produced helping to relieve pain, reduce stress and anxiety while improving your overall mood.
The repetitive motion of jumping on a trampoline can help encourage spinal alignment as the spine is gently decompressed. It also can help strengthen the surrounding muscles leading to better posture over time.
Bouncing, twisting and flipping on a trampoline require the elongation and contraction of different muscles. This can lead to increased flexibility in various muscle groups and improved joint mobility.
Spending time jumping on trampolines can contribute to additional health benefits that were not previously stated such as better quality of sleep, improved focus/concentration as well as a boosted immune system by promoting overall health and vitality.
There is no questioning that jumping on a trampoline for an hour is tiring so it is not surprising that it is great at burning calories and increasing metabolism.
Research done by NASA states that “Rebound exercise, is the most efficient, effective form of exercising yet devised by man” with 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline equating to 30 minutes of running.
Trampolining is a fun way to stay active and can easily be enjoyed with family friends and peers.