BENEFIT OF JUMP
10 minutes on a Trampoline burns as many calories as 30 minutes jogging. Bouncing on a trampoline reduces the impact on your limbs by 80% while making them stronger. You see, we told you Trampolines were awesome!
Benefits of Trampoline Exercise
A cardiovascular workout – Jumping on a trampoline increases the heart rate and gives your heart, a very important muscle, a great workout. A study carried out by NASA found that 10 minutes jumping on a trampoline is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running. . The report said “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 in a way that helps rid the body of toxins and waste.
A workout for the muscles – A great workout for the feet muscles up to the stomach muscles occurs when bouncing on the trampoline for even a few minutes.
Weight loss – The combination of cardiovascular exercise and the strengthening of the muscles contributes weight loss. As muscles strengthen they aide in the increase of the metabolism which helps to burn fat. The cardiovascular workout burns calories. By jumping on a trampoline for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week, weight loss can occur.
A study from NASA found that a 150 pound individual spending one hour on a rebounder will burn more calories that the same person jogging for an hour. According to NASAs Journal of Applied Physiology it is 68% more efficient than jogging. Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour!
Improved flexibility – Forces produced during exercise produce stress on every part of the body, strengthening the muscles, bones and even the cells.
Detoxification AND IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH – Trampoline exercise is ideal for both circulation and lymph flow. Rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, and is beneficial for the intestines. Many immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled through amebic action. These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased “G force” during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to 5 times more active. These immune cells are responsible for eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active. Jumping on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system, so it’s a big deal!
When the outer coating of cancer cells has been dissolved by the enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin, the immune cells attack the cancer cells. Therefore, supplementing one’s healing diet with enzymes, combined with rebound exercise are a useful way to combat cancer.
Stress Relief – Trampoline exercise helps to release powerful hormones such as endorphins which can create a feel good feeling and a positive outlook. The added bonus is the release of endorphins. These are your bodies “feel good” chemicals, so you’ll happily come back for more jumping!
Blood Pressure – A regular exercise program can improve your circulation and blood pressure.
Osteoporosis — Increased bone density – Exercise can strengthen bone density as well as muscles. Increased bone density helps to prevent broken or fractured bones and Osteoporosis
Arthritis – Improved joint, tendon and ligament function – The strengthening of joints, tendons and ligaments can help to reduce the chances of some forms of arthritis and lessen the pain in some arthritic joints.
Cholesterol – Bouncing stimulates the production of HDLs which carry the cholesterol away, thinning your blood.
Headaches – Tension headaches often surface because of head and neck muscles are over contracted. Most people experience relief from recurring headaches when they follow bounce programs regularly.
Fatigue – Trampoline exercise can help boost oxygen to your brain and other organs.
Development of balance and coordination – Balancing on a trampoline is unlike balancing on anything else. The trampoline floor is constantly moving and jumpers must be aware of their center of gravity at all times. The balance learned on a trampoline helps improve balance in other activities.
Improved posture – Along with improved balance, jumping on a trampoline can improve posture.
Development of motor skills – The brain is forced to function bilaterally when a jumper is in the air. Both sides of the brain and both sides of the body must work together to maintain coordination and balance when on a trampoline. 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.
Autism – Tests have linked bouncing with positive benefits for children with autism. The sheer fun and sense of well-being encourages vestibular system input, which controls movement and balance as well as awareness of body positioning. Bouncing also assists with motion feedback: how the body responds to movement through space and perception.
Jumping and balancing on a trampoline can help physical sensory integration with the body’s different systems. Getting family and friends involved provides a social benefit as well.
Improves Cellulite – – Bouncing on a trampoline can reduce the appearance of cellulite as it involves increases circulation of lymphocytes, which aids in breaking down the cellulite. According to Dr. Mercola, the exercise causes vibrations resulting in the contraction of muscles, which pushes lymphatic fluid out of areas of the body where cellulite forms ( such as outer thighs). One study found that this type of exercise reduced cellulite in participants by 26%.
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF JUMPING ON A TRAMPOLINE
Children (and adults) who regularly jump on a trampoline reap educational benefits from the exercise. Studies have shown that trampoline jumping can:
Have an effect on academic success – By helping a child learn to control movement of the body, it can help a child learn. Because a trampoline teaches muscle control and coordination, many children see an improvement academically when regular use of a trampoline occurs.
Improve self esteem – A child gains confidence as he masters new skills on the trampoline. This can translate into a better self image that may help improve academic success.
Teach persistence – It often takes many tries to master a skill on the trampoline, but because it is so much fun a child will often persist. This can teach the important lesson that doing something right is worth the effort.
The many benefits of jumping on a trampoline make it a fantastic activity for children, but it is important to remember that children should always be supervised when on the trampoline. Netted “cages” can be purchased that keep children from bouncing off and becoming injured.
- It increases the capacity for breathing.
- It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
- It helps combat depression.
- It helps normalize your blood pressure.
- It helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
- It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
- It aids lymphatic circulation, as well as blood flow in the veins of the circulatory system.
- It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- It stimulates the metabolism, thereby reducing the likelihood of obesity.
- It tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
- It improves coordination throughout the body.It promotes increased muscle fiber tone.
- It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
- It enhances digestion and elimination processes. It allows for easier relaxation and sleep.
- It results in a better mental performance, with sharper learning processes.
- It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
- It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
- It tends to slow down aging.
- Research carried out by the US Space Agency, NASA, shows that trampolining is kinder on the joints, exercises the whole body and has greater aerobic benefits than other forms of intense physical activity, so much so that the organisation uses it to train astronauts before they go into space and to recondition them when they come back. The space agency describes trampolining as “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man.” At a time when the nation faces an obesity crisis it is also one of the easier forms of exercise to persuade children to enjoy.
Knill has successfully operated sports and fitness clubs all over the world in
a career spanning thirty years. He says he looked long and hard around the country before deciding that Milton Keynes was the ideal spot for his new venture. “Everyone knows that Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing
cities in the UK but over the next five years it will also have the second largest
proportion of younger school age children of anywhere in the country and this
sport is especially popular with the five to twelve age group. ”
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