According to a study completed by NASA, a 10 minute jump on a trampoline is equivalent to a 30 minute run. This means trampolining is 68% more effective than running and provides equal benefits in a shorter timeframe.
So many of us grownups think that trampolining is for the kids, but it’s actually a great platform for exercise at any age.
If you’re a mum with only a few minutes to spare each day to get your heartrate going, why not get outside and work out on the trampoline.
Here are 5 reasons why a jump on the trampoline is good for your body and mind:
Trampolining provides the vigorous workout necessary to maintain cardiovascular fitness through increased heart and pulse rate, while taking less time out of your busy schedule
Low Impact Exercise
Trampolining is a low impact exercise. A jumper’s vertical acceleration and deceleration is absorbed by the trampoline mat, taking up to 80% of the shock. In comparison, hard surfaces like roads have no “give”. Trampolining protects your joints while exercising your muscles.
The repetitive action of jumping improves bone mineral content and builds the musculoskeletal system. Each landing from a jump is double the force of gravity, which develops muscle strength over time and prevents bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
Detoxifying and Lymphatic Drainage
Bouncing on a trampoline stimulates the free-flowing lymphatic drainage system, helping rid your body of toxins, trapped protein, bacteria, viruses and other cell waste. The acceleration, deceleration and gravity of trampolining provide the ideal conditions for cleansing our body’s cells. Cellular stimulation is increased which forces out waste materials from cells.
Physical activity makes you feel happy, positive and self-confident. Endorphins, the positive mood enhancing chemicals released during exercise, are triggered when jumping. An added benefit is the sheer fun factor of jumping up and down. It will make you smile, laugh and feel happy!
So spare 10 minutes a day to get outside and have a jump!