A trampoline is a great tool which can be used both for fun and fitness. Be fit with trampoline!
There are so many benefits to trampolining; it’s a wonder not everybody is involved in bouncing back to health. Jesting aside it really is a great and fun way to get fit and it has lots of other benefits too.
One of the lesser known but more popular facts is that studies have shown that the activity of trampolining is one of the most beneficial methods to genuinely reduce cellulite. YourDoc comments: See the separate article on cellulite if you want to know more.
So, surprising as it sounds, trampolining is a form of exercise which is better for you than running and many other forms of exercise and it can also be done in your own home. Before you mums and dads rush out into the garden to your children’s trampoline – you can use this or there are specially designed mini trampolines or rebounders which you can also buy and you do not need to share with your four and seven year olds.
Jogging versus bouncing?
Many people do not enjoy jogging or running. Too often we see people on the street with long, pained faces, struggling to find the enthusiasm to negotiate traffic and road works to get healthy by putting one foot in front of the other. It is therefore possible to enjoy the same benefits and more, by putting those feet together!
The main disadvantage of jogging is the physical stress on lower limbs and feet. “G” forces at work are incredible and can actually QUADRUPLE a jogger’s weight factor. For example, a 150 pound person while jogging can exert as much as 600 pounds downward pressure on weight-bearing joints each time a foot hits the ground.(4)
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, those recuperating from accidents or injuries. It’s also excellent exercise for those who have been sedentary and are starting an exercise programme. (4)
What are the specific benefits?
With trampolining, the springs take away all the impact of the road, and as a result, the activity has been shown in test to be three times more beneficial to you than running (2). So a ten minute bounce is the same as a half hour run!
See for yourself by looking up the wealth of information available at numerous websites dedicated to the benefits of trampolining and rebound. (See references and links at the end of this article)
Rebounder or trampoline exercise has many important health benefits as follows:
Stimulates your metabolism.
Increases oxygen capacity.
Improves your sense of balance.
Increases oxygen circulation to tissues.
Improves the circulation of the lymph through the lymph glands
Strengthens the heart (Cardiovascular health)
Increases energy and sense of vitality
Firms and tones the muscles
Most of all though it makes you smile, laugh and is great FUN! This has proven health benefits in itself as it generally means that you keep doing it if you enjoy it.
Trampolining is a great holistic …