The Extraordinary Benefits of Trampoline Exercise
With each year that passes it seems more and more people are realizing the benefits of trampoline exercise, otherwise known as rebounding. As we approach summer more parents will be buying trampolines for their children providing a fun opportunity to get them out of the house and away from their computer games or from watching television.
However its not just children who benefit from trampoline exercise. Trampoline exercise is considered one of the best forms of exercise for adults and one of the most effective ways of losing weight.
Benefits of Rebounding Exercise
In fact a study from NASA found that a 150-pound individual spending one-hour on a rebounder will burn more calories than the same person jogging for an hour. According to NASAs Journal of Applied Physiology it is 68% more efficient than jogging.
Rebounding reduces body fat and increases muscle to fat ratio. It also improves the efficiency with which the body burns carbohydrate and can help lower blood pressure. The G-force produced by jumping on a trampoline also improves body tone as it is not just the legs and heart that is exercised but the whole body. Also trampoline exercise does not harm the joints such as the knees. There is no high impact on the body that occurs when exercising on a hard surface.
Trampoline exercise also facilitates the body’s natural detoxification mechanism. It is a unique exercise in which a weightless state is achieved at the top of each jump and landing achieves twice the force of gravity on each bounce. This shift in gravity benefits every muscle and cell of the body and provides huge benefits to the lymph system.
The lymphatic system is a defence mechanism against infection, viruses, bacteria and disease. It is comprised of fluid, vessels and ducts and filled with millions of one-way valves which transports nutrients and drains toxin products from tissues. By rebounding on a trampoline this causes these valves to open and close simultaneously increasing lymph flow as much as 15 times. This boosts immunity, removes toxins and helps to slow down the aging process. Rebounding is like giving every cell in our body a thorough detox.
Jumping on a trampoline is particularly beneficial for those of an older age as it strengthens and lengthens muscles improving flexibility. It also strengthens bone density which helps to prevent osteoporosis and strengthens the joints, tendons and ligaments which can help to reduce the chances of some forms of arthritis.
If your worried about the safety implications of jumping on a trampoline or the weather is not conducive to being outdoors there is no need to buy a large expensive trampoline or even exercise outdoors. There are now many rebounding exercises available that enable you to exercise in the comfort of your own home using a mini-trampoline which is just as affective form of exercise.
If you are considering purchasing an outdoor trampoline for your child you should ensure that there is sufficient padding around the edge of the trampoline to protect them against any hard surfaces. You should also consider a trampoline net. A good trampoline net will not just prevent someone from falling off onto the ground but will cover the inner circumference of the trampoline preventing them from falling onto the trampoline frame.