Even if you’re not a fan of walking barefoot out of doors there are myriad reasons why you should jump barefoot on a trampoline. Wearing shoes on a trampoline is also a recipe for a rip or tear in the jump mat especially if you have buckles or even shoelaces on your footwear.
When you’re on a trampoline, the benefits of being barefoot may be a feeling you haven’t experienced in quite sometime. If you have children or grandchildren you may watch the way they dash around the yard in the summer barefoot and fancy free and wish you still did that! Even if you don’t want to join them in the yard, you can certainly be a member of the “ditch the shoes” crowd when you’re on the trampoline.
When you’re rebounding aka jumping on an in-ground or an above ground trampoline you are being more of a part with nature and more in touch with your own body. When you were a child, your feet were probably as “tough as shoe leather” because you were constantly barefoot until you went back to school, right? Today, though because we wear shoes all of the time, our feet aren’t able to withstand walking on hot surfaces like a sidewalk or walking on a pebble without a wince of pain, right? For many of us, even walking on a sandy beach may feel uncomfortable because of the grains of sand and the heat of the sand.
Why You Should Jump Barefoot On A Trampoline
As installers of in-ground and above ground trampolines, we always tell our customers that we recommend trampolining barefoot because you don’t want to case any damage to the trampoline’s surface and jump mat.
In addition to protecting the trampoline, though, here are health benefits of barefoot trampolining:
- Feeling the mat beneath your feet will give you better balance.
- When you walk barefoot you are helping enhance your vestibular system — the part of your body responsible for your balance. This is an important sense and health concern for seniors who are more prone to slips and falls.
- Your health starts from the soles of your feet on up. Diabetics run the risk of foot issues and overweight are at risk of developing diabetes.
- When you keep your feet healthy from when you’re young, you may have better health throughout your lifetime.
- Barefoot walking and barefoot trampoline jumping stimulates your nervous system and this improves your immunity.
Going barefoot will help strengthen you, enhance your balance and when you’re barefoot and jumping on a trampoline it is just fun and you’re more in touch with the act of rebounding.