Sometimes you just feel tired out, stressed out and low on energy. You don’t feel like taking a run, or swimming or riding a bike — you just don’t have the energy. Did you know, though you can feel more invigorated on a trampoline and you don’t have to use any equipment or even change your clothes! (You will want to remove your jewelry and your belt, though!)
Trampolines are for fun and are great exercise, but the sheer act of jumping on a trampoline and the weightlessness of being off the ground and defying gravity can make you healthier and certainly happier.
Feel More Invigorated On A Trampoline
Why will jumping on a trampoline, for even five or ten minutes a day or every couple of hours make you feel better and give you back some energy? There are many reasons and here are a few:
- You can shed weight when you jump on a trampoline
- Feeling weightless is just plain fun
- Jumping on a trampoline as a way to start your day will invigorate you
- The force of gravity, acceleration and deceleration revitalize your cells and invigorate your lymph nodes and can help remove harmful toxins from your body.
- You build, stamina and strength
- Jumping on a trampoline — also known as rebounding — will increase your coordination and improve your balance.
- Jumping on a trampoline allows you to clear your mind, relieve your stresses and relax
Jumping on a trampoline can be a solo activity or you can spend time in the proximity of someone who is rebounding. There should only be one person at a time on the trampoline — for safety’s sake. If you’re looking for a way to get in shape, stay in shape and be generally happier, talk with us about getting an in-ground trampoline in your own backyard.
Here’s to your rebounding health and happiness!
We’ve discussed trampoline and in-ground trampoline before and we will discuss it again. There are many ways to keep everyone who uses your trampoline safe and many of those ways are simply common sense. We have 5 trampoline safety tips to share that we hope you keep in mind each and every time you or your friends or family are on the trampoline.
5 Trampoline Safety Tips
- Never wear jewelry on the trampoline. Bracelets, watches, earrings and even rings could snag on the trampoline mat and cause injury. If you land on a piece of jewelry you could get hurt. To avoid jewelry-related injuries, remove it and anything that might be in your pockets before you get onto the in-ground trampoline.
- Somersaults are fun, but can be dangerous. If the person doing the somersault doesn’t have the training or even the flexibility to fully flip, head and neck injuries — sometimes very serious can occur. If someone has proper training and there is someone there to “spot” them, a somersault may be permitted, but you really need to take that on a case by case basis.
- If you have an above ground trampoline, everyone should use the trampoline ladder to get into and off of the trampoline. Do not jump off the trampoline. The ground is probably farther away than you imagine and let’s face it — it’s hard and if you’re jumping up then off the trampoline you have an awful lot of height behind the jump and can break your leg bones.
- Check the mat before you jump to make sure it’s dry and clean. A wet mat will be slippery and can lead to injuries. If the mat is dirty, the grit or if there are tree branches or debris can injure the individual on the trampoline and can damage the mat itself.
- If you have an above ground trampoline, it must be put on level ground. Don’t just place it in the yard without assuring the ground is completely level. If it isn’t level and someone jumps off to one side of the trampoline it could easily flip over and lead to injury. You may even want to place your trampoline on a surface of sand or even wood chips to help level the surface.
Most trampoline and in-ground trampoline injuries occur when common sense has flown out the window. Put safety measures in place and adhere to them for the safety of everyone.
When you think of jumping on a trampoline, also known as “rebounding” you probably think of children and young adults. Did you know though, that a rebounding workout is an ideal way for seniors to get and stay in shape? There are exercises seniors can do on a trampoline that will strengthen their bones and muscles and will improve their balance. If you’ve ever known anyone whose broken a hip, you know that strong bones and balance are key to a healthier life.
Where does a senior begin when looking at getting into a rebounding workout routine? How do they choose the best in-ground trampoline for their use? We have the answers!
Exercises Seniors Can Do On A Trampoline
- There are classes focused on trampoline workouts for seniors. A senior, keep in mind, can be anyone fifty-five-years-old or older. Look at local senior centers or health clubs for trampoline workouts.
- You can invest in an in-ground trampoline and work out in the comfort of your own home!
- You can find workout videos on line or at your local library to help you kick off your rebounding workout. You can simply get on and start bouncing. The mere act of bouncing brings benefits and you don’t need to have any fancy equipment or any specialized training.
The act of bouncing on an in-ground trampoline will help build your balance, but if you’re not stable or are hesitant to jump without some sort of support you can invest in a stability bar. This bar goes into the ground next to your in-ground trampoline and you hold on to it while you jump. Once you’re feeling steadier or have more confidence you can jump without holding the bar.
If you’re new to working out, you may want to talk with your doctor to make certain an in-ground trampoline workout is safe enough for you. Chances are he will give a resounding “yes!” because this type workout is one that won’t put any stress or strain on your joints and any kind of movement is better than no movement.
If you’re ready to get up and get moving in the new year, ask for an in-ground trampoline to be under your Christmas tree!
There is no exercise routine or even any plaything that doesn’t bring with it a risk of injury. Riding a bike, swimming, running and jumping rope – all of them can lead to injury if you’re not careful. Using an in-ground trampoline, too, brings with it a sense of risk, but that can be diminished as long as you’re using safe rebounding practices.
In the United States, it’s estimated there are close to 100,000 trampoline injuries annually. This is startling, but again, many of these injuries could have been prevented if you and your loved ones use the in-ground trampoline with care and in the way in which they’re supposed to be used.
Common Trampoline Injuries & How To Prevent Them
Common trampoline injuries (and many of these are from the above ground models) include:
- Concussions – from individuals colliding with one another or falling off
- Broken bones – collision occurrences or from falling off
- Sprained muscles – if you jump too high or land in a way that twists your ankle or leg can lead to sprains or strains
- Cuts and bruises – if the springs aren’t properly covered or if you skid along the mat you can get bruised or even a “rug burn”
Many injuries occur when more than one person is on the trampoline at the same time or if the individuals are performing “stunts” that go against the rules of the trampoline you have set.
How can you avoid trampoline injuries?
- Have a trampoline safety net. You can get one of these for in-ground trampolines as well as above ground styles. These will prevent someone from jumping too high and falling off. Make certain no one jumps up and grabs onto the net or this can lead to injury.
- One person at a time on the trampoline. Yes, it may be more fun with two or more people, but the more people on the trampoline, the higher the risk of injury.
- Don’t allow jumpers to do back or forward flips. If the person doesn’t get the height needed, he or she will run the risk of neck or back injury.
Just as you need common sense when riding a bike or going horseback riding or swimming, jumping on an in-ground trampoline requires common sense and adherence to safety rules.