Your children have been asking for a trampoline for some time now. You’re beginning to research and are finding that trampolines — inground or above ground — are not such a bad idea! Should you get a trampoline? Pros & cons need to be researched and you need to be vigilant in supervision when anyone is on the trampoline, but we think they are a great and fun form of exercise!
Chances are you have heard that a child, or an adult, can get injured on an in-ground or an above ground trampoline and you want to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Should You Get A Trampoline? Pros & Cons
Here is our round-up of the advantages and disadvantages of using a trampoline.
- They’re fun
- Bouncing on a trampoline increases bone mass and strengthens your skeleton
- You will have better posture if you rebound
- Your cardiovascular health will be improved.
- Your children can jump on a trampoline and their legs and feet won’t suffer any stress because it is a low-impact workout.
- You may find that rebounding helps combat the symptoms of anxiety and stress because jumping on a trampoline increases the amount of endorphins released
- With a trampoline you may not need to nag your kids to get out of the house!
- You may see improved coordination and balance (this is ideal as we age)
Some of the cons of owning a trampoline:
- Your homeowner’s insurance may not cover you in the event of an accident. Talk with your insurance company before you get one so you know your risks
- You will need to constantly supervise your children so they use the trampoline safely
- Your kids will want to jump with their friends, but it’s safest to jump with only one person at a time so no in air or on the trampoline mat collisions occurs.
- You need to inspect the trampoline mat and springs to assure they are safe and secure. Not a big deal, just something you need to remember to do.
As long as you buy your trampoline from a responsible trampoline dealer and have safety measures in place, jumping on your own in ground or above ground trampoline can be fun for the entire family.