Burn up to 1000 calories an hour while Jumping. Following extensive research, NASA believes that “rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”
A study carried out by NASA found that 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running. The report said the “for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.” Bouncing on a trampoline also stimulates the flow around your lymphatic system, a non-circulatory system that helps rid the body of toxins and waste.
Bouncing on a trampoline regularly can help increase your body’s metabolic rate and its ability to burn calories more efficiently. As a result of the increased G-force felt when exercising on a trampoline, your cells become stronger and, according to “Healing Daily,” this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to five times more active. A boosted immune system helps keep your body’s natural defenses high and reduces the chance of getting sick.
Although trampolining provides an intense workout for the muscles and bones, the mat or pad absorbs 80 per cent of the shock from the rebound. Unlike running or playing tennis, trampolining provides your body with an all-round workout while reducing the risk of injury to your joints, especially in your ankles and knees. This is especially beneficial for people with less mobility or people undergoing rehabilitation.
Improved Bone Density
Trampolining can help reduce the risk of bone conditions such as brittle bone disease, fractures and osteoporosis. Placing the musculoskeletal system under repeated slight stress while you jump allows your bones to become stronger to cope with the pressure of rebound. Bone mineral condition is also improved at the same time. The trampoline pad absorbs most of the impact, so your bones and joints are protected while you exercise.
Trampolining can help combat depression, anxiety and stress by increasing the amount of endorphins released by the brain. Regular bouncing sessions can help you relax, promote better sleeping patterns and give you more energy. Exercising on a trampoline increases the circulation of oxygen around your body, making you more alert and improving mental performance.
Muscle tone and suppleness is improved and your body fat percentage is reduced by trampolining. Regular use of a trampoline can also help improve posture and general muscle health. John Beer, Olympic coach to the British trampolining team, says: “Your core-stability muscles are almost constantly engaged to keep you stable and balanced, meaning a tauter, stronger stomach and lower back.” He also agrees with NASA research that using a trampoline helps improve whole-body strength.
Co-Ordination and Agility
Bouncing on a trampoline increases awareness of your body and a sense of balance and coordination. You learn to control the coordination of the limbs while bouncing and to adjust the position of your body accordingly. Improved co-ordination and fine motor skills can assist in other sports that require a lot of hand-eye and general co-ordination. Gymnasts and acrobats also use trampolines to improve their co-ordination in aerial skills and tumbles.