You may not know this, but trampolining has been one of the most researched exercises in the past couple of years. - There's a good reason for it to! Companies like NASA have been researching the effects trampolines have on your body, in hopes of one day using trampolines effectively to train their astronauts.
Ever considered trampolining? Well here's why you should.
1. NASA have said that 'Trampolining is more beneficial than jogging'
"Studies by NASA scientists show that rebounding on a trampoline is 68% more effective than
jogging and yet requires less effort". Not only does bouncing burn more calories and maintains a healthier heart rate, it is also a lot more softer on your hip, knee and ankle joints than other exercises like jogging. Providing longevity aswell as good overall health.
2. Jumping on a trampoline can help enhance motor skills
Using a trampoline can be an amazing way to enhance a child's motor skills. Helping all children develop and grow, but this can be especially great and beneficial to children with special needs; helping with muscle development, reinforcing joints and strengthening bones.
3. Trampolining can influence academic success
This one often surprises people - but it's true! A child's academic success can be hugely influenced by a better ability to control their body and movements, which is a trampolining fundamental.
4. Bouncing is a great stress relief
On the most fundamental level jumping up and down on a trampoline is fun and a great way to wind down. But when you look deeper, the concentration, fun and repetition of jumping up and down on a trampoline is great for enhancing sensory skills. For those with sensory cravings all the way to those who are sensory defensive, trampolining is a very effective escape from stress and can make them feel calm.
5. You're never too old to jump on a trampoline!
As we say at the Bounce House - if you can walk, you can jump whether you're a toddler, an elder or anywhere in between.
6. Trampolining can be adjusted to match all skill levels
Some people don't enjoy the benefits of trampolining, simply because they don't think they will be any good at it. But in reality whether you are new to trampolines or a athlete that uses them daily, there are exercises that you can preform. From doing a prep-bounce where your feet never actually leave the trampoline or Olympic level somersaults - there's something for everyone to do.
7. It's an Olympic sport
Trampolining made it's Olympic debut back in the 200 Olympics. Be sure to check out the worlds best professional trampolinists in the upcoming Olympics as they fly up to 33 feet into the air
8. The Trampoline was first invented in the 1930's.
An American named George Nissen came up with the idea while watching trapeze artists at a circus fall to the safety net and bounce back into the air
9. Trampolining strengths the immune system
The act of rebounding off of the trampoline, stimulates the internal organs and promotes lymphatic circulation, pushing toxins out of cells and allowing nutrients in. This works wonders for detoxifying your body and strengthening your immune system.
10. TRAMPOLINING IS FUN AND MAKES YOU HAPPY!
Experiencing the weightlessness that comes with trampolining can be exhilarating and uplifting. On top of that, the increased oxygen circulation stimulates the release of endorphin's that are naturally mood-enhancing. So trampolining can literally make you happy!!
** Note: Warning: All safety precautions must be followed to ensure that trampolining is safe and fun for everyone. Only use a trampoline that meets all safety standards and supervise children at all times. Younger children require trampolines that are suitable for their size and weight. You may also wish to seek approval from a health care professional.**
This post has been written by Toby Botwright, in conjunction with The Bounce House.