Jumping on a trampoline is a ton of fun, so it is usually considered child’s play, but trampolines are definitely not just for children. The health benefits of jumping on a trampoline make them ideal for people of all ages and health statuses. An indoor trampoline park is a perfect venue to jump to your heart’s content, and health, along with your children.
The continual jumping and bouncing on a trampoline gets your heart rate up and increases your respiratory rate. Jumping is an excellent cardio-respiratory workout. The flexible surface of a trampoline gives underneath your body weight, making it much lower impact than activities, such as running. That is great news for your joints and results in much fewer injuries than alternate cardio exercises. The calories burned while trampoline jumping is comparable to that of jogging, but it’s much more enjoyable!
The flexible surface of trampolines makes them difficult to stand on. The first time many people hop onto a trampoline, they may have difficulty keeping themselves upright. Bouncing makes it easier, but it is still easy to topple over. With practice, jumping on a trampoline can dramatically improve your balance and coordination. At indoor trampoline parks, there are arenas full of trampolines to bounce to and from. To further improve coordination, most trampoline parks offer games, such as dodgeball or basketball. The simultaneous jumping and throwing help improve overall coordination. For the aging, trampolines offer a way to build muscles strength and balance. Remaining upright and jumping on a flexible surface helps to develop agility and strength that helps prevent falls. Jumping also helps to improve bone density and increase flexibility that can help reduce chronic pain.
It is a well-known fact that when people are having fun, they are less likely to watch the clock or feel like they are working out. Jumping on a trampoline is a source of great cardio exercise and a full body workout while offering distracting fun. When you are having fun, you are more likely to workout longer, which burns more calories. It is recommended to participate in 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise daily, and trampoline jumping is a fun way to accomplish that task.
Smiling, laughing, and having a good time increases your endorphin level, which makes you feel happier longer. Positive moods can increase energy levels and overall health. Endorphin release reduces stress levels and can make you feel more relaxed. The release of endorphins also helps to alter your perception of pain and can provide a sense of euphoria, like a natural morphine.
Your lymphatic system runs throughout your body, similar to your circulatory system; however, unlike your circulatory system, your lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump to aid in its circulation. Your lymphatic system is basically the dumping grounds for your body, responsible for filtering out the toxins in your body. You can imagine the consequences of this system not having regular circulation. When you do activities, such as jumping on a trampoline, it provides circulation of lymph tissue, which allows the toxins to be excreted by your body. This essentially helps to detoxify your body and promotes white blood cell production, which helps you stay healthy. Stimulating the lymphatic system is also proven to help prevent cancer. Jump to your health!
The contraction of abdominal muscles while jumping, along with increased circulation, helps your digestive tract. Improved internal circulation helps to get your digestive tract moving food along, while the continual jumping helps dislodge any sludge hanging out. Regular exercise helps promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut responsible for breaking down your food. It is important to understand that it is not recommended to trampoline jump within two hours after eating to prevent your food from coming back up and avoid abdominal cramps.
Jumping is one of the best ways to promote full-body circulation. Forcing the blood to pump throughout your body helps reduce unsightly varicose veins in your extremities. As we mentioned earlier, trampoline jumping also provides lymphatic circulation. Cellulite is caused by the buildup of lymph fluid in your tissues, which appears lumpy. The vibrations caused by jumping helps to push lymphatic fluids out of tissues, which does reduce the appearance of cellulite, but actually fixes it.
Trampoline jumping is not just a fun source of entertainment for children; it is an excellent way to improve your health. Even your aging parents can benefit from regular jumping. Gather the entire family and head to a trampoline park today for some healthy family fun. At Rebounderz of Jacksonville, we offer a place for everyone to jump, including your tiny kiddos. Stop in and get jumping with us today!