If you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline — an in-ground trampoline or an above ground trampoline — you know how much fun it is. The idea of being air borne is exhilarating. Just the idea of defying gravity is thrilling as is landing on a soft surface that has give and won’t cause any injury to your bones and joints. There are some unexpected trampoline benefits that we want to share.
Jumping, also known as rebounding, on a trampoline is not only fun, but it will give you a full body workout. In fact, a study by NASA found that “rebounding on a trampoline is close to 70% more effective than jogging and requires less effort.”
Rebounding helps you develop both upper and lower body strength — the same as weight lifting does — without the worry of torn or pulled muscles. Jumping on a trampoline can even outperform swimming as a full body workout.
Unexpected Trampoline Benefits
Some benefits of trampoline jumping that you may never have thought about include:
- Building balance. When you bounce on a trampoline you’re developing your balance and the awareness of your body and its balance.
- You’re exercising, but it feels like you’re playing — win-win!
- Helps clear out your lymph nodes and remove toxins.
- You’ll build your endurance and enhance your muscle strength. You’ll be working your legs, but you’ll also be working your core muscles.
- Bouncing on a trampoline accelerates your pulse and heart rate and this is good for your cardiovascular health and lung capacity.
- Some people find their self confidence gets a boost when they jump on a trampoline even if they don’t excel in other sports.
- You won’t run the risk of injury that you would if you were jogging or working out at the gym.
Jumping on a trampoline is fun and easy and gives you a great workout. What could be better than that?