Remember when you were a small child in elementary school and you saw the gym teacher hauling the trampoline out of the storage room, and a shiver of pure joy went right through you all the way to your toes? You knew that soon you would be flying in the air to the envy of all whose turn had all ready taken place, or was yet to come. Jumping on a trampoline has got many benefits to be, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable forms of exercise known to man.
Jumping on a trampoline is pure, unadulterated fun! Not only that, but it is a wonderful form of exercise, even for stodgy grown-ups, who think they have long since outgrown the pleasure derived from that first high bounce toward the heavens.
Jumping on a trampoline has so many health benefits; it’s hard to know where to begin the list. So let’s begin with the most obvious.
*Cardiovascular – once you get started jumping up and down, your heart rate goes up and before you can say “alley oop!” you are having a fantabulous cardio workout!
*Improved posture – as you are jumping away, it is nearly impossible to have bad posture. Did you ever see anyone all hunched up and jumping at the same time? Me either! Keeping your balance while jumping on a trampoline means that you must hold yourself erect, which, in turn, improves your posture.
*Low impact – jumping on a trampoline is easy on your joints. Even walking on concrete can be painful to people with chronic pain from arthritic conditions and a trampoline takes stress off of all ready painful joints and muscles. No pain no gain is forevermore banished from jumping on a trampoline!
*Motor skills – your brain works in crazy ways to numerous to mention, but jumping on a trampoline makes both sides of the brain work together at the same time, while simultaneously making both sides of your body work together. The result is maintaining your coordination, which will improve your motor skills.
*Strength – jumping on a trampoline builds strength not only in your muscles, but in all your connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons. Strong muscles and connective tissues are better able to hold your bones in place, making you stronger all the way around.
*Weight loss – add up all of the above and there is just no way for you to not lose a few pounds. That is, as long as you are not getting off the trampoline and heading for the local donut shop or ice cream parlor!
To sum it all up, jumping on a trampoline is a rollicking, frolicking, out-of-the-box and off the sofa splendiferous way to exercise your body!