Fun and Fitness
Trampolines are a lot of fun, but they also provide many health benefits for children and adults.
♥ Physical benefits are various and they include a very efficient cardiovascular workout which provides an increased heart rate and an important workout for the heart. Jumping on a trampoline strengthens the muscles of the feet and all the muscles up to the stomach muscles. These two health benefits combine for a powerful mixture that is very efficient in losing weight. Strengthening of the muscles increases the metabolism and speeds up the burning of fat, while the cardiovascular workout helps in burning calories much faster and more efficiently. The muscles also get more flexible by constant motion of jumping on a trampoline.
♥ Jumping on a trampoline is also very beneficial for increasing the density of the bones and preventing fractures and the development of osteoporosis. It is also very efficient in reducing the risk of arthritis and the pain of arthritic joints because it improves the functioning of tendons, joints and ligaments. Jumping on a trampoline requires advanced balancing skills.
♥ The floor is in constant motion and the jumpers quickly become aware of their center of gravity. As one gradually develops and improved sense of coordination of balance, the chances are that these skills may come in very handy in various other physical and non-physical activities. Trampoline jumping also makes a person improve the posture. When a person jumps on a trampoline, both sides of the body must work closely with both sides of the brain in order to maintain balance and coordination. So the jumping increases one’s motor skills and the bilateral functions of the brain.
♥ Jumping on a trampoline can also provide certain educational benefits for children and adults alike. It improves the learning skills in a child by making them learn to control bodily movements.
♥ Regular use of the trampoline improves academic success in children and teaches them coordination and muscle control. A child will improve self esteem and gain confidence through the mastering of new skills on the trampoline. It also provides a child with a better self image. Jumping on a trampoline is also very efficient in teaching persistence to a child through numerous failures in mastering different skills.