Top 10 Health Benefits of Trampolining


One of the latest crazes to hit America has been the concept of indoor trampoline parks, where participants can bounce from wall to wall, literally, across a large room made of trampolines. Of course, using trampolines as exercise has long been implemented in aerobic workout routines for decades, especially the 1980s. It’s even been an Olympic sport since 2000. Here are the top 10 health benefits of trampolining.

  • Improved cardiovascular health: Studies of both sedentary, middle-aged women and highly trained athletes alike demonstrate a modest but significant improvement in cardiovascular fitness with regular, 30-minute trampoline workouts.
  • Increased leg strength: College students who performed just 30 minutes of rebounding twice a week experienced significant increases in both leg power and leg strength. Similar results have been reported by gymnastics coaches, who regularly include trampoline work in their athletes’ training programs.
  • Anyone can participate: Using the trampoline takes up to 80% off the stress of your weight-bearing joints. Using a trampoline is a wonderful option for seniors, physically-challenged, and those recuperating from accidents or injuries. It’s also excellent exercise for those who have been sedentary and are starting a new exercise program.
  • Stronger bones: Trampoline exercise is strenuous, and the repetition of the jump action puts the bones under small amounts of repeated 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 this allows you to develop over time helps to prevent brittle bone disease, or osteoporosis. Because the trampoline pad is bouncy and soaks up a large amount of the impact of your landing, your bones and joints are protected and strengthened at the same time.
  • Increased metabolism: Trampoline exercise has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, helping your body to process nutrients more efficiently. This helps to keep your weight down.
  • Coordination: Trampoline exercise is a great way to develop the skills that allow you to undertake a number of actions requiring concentration: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position, and anticipating the next action. This is proven to have a positive impact on bilateral motor skills, as well as allowing trampolinists to control different muscles and limbs simultaneously.
  • Lower the chance of heart disease: The cardio workout of trampolining increases blood flow for lower cholesterol, decreased blood pressure, and increased heart strength and efficiency, which lessen the likelihood of heart disease.
  • Mental strengthening: The increased blood flow to the brain and greater enzyme activity that result from using a trampoline are thought to heighten mental alertness and promote faster reaction times, enhanced vision and improved balance.
  • Help cure Type II diabetes: Scientific studies have recently proven that exercise, such as using a trampoline, can completely cure Type II diabetes. The longer you ‘keep with the program’, the higher your chances of success. The ‘fun factor’ involved in using a trampoline maximizes your chances of making healthy changes for the long term.
  • Fun!– There are so many different types of exercises and aerobics you can do with trampolines these days. Also, the development of indoor trampoline parks offers many different activities for everyone, including aerobics on trampolines, dodge ball on trampolines, and endless bouncing, all of which are a fun, great workout.

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