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Trampolines are Fitness and Fun!

Updated on October 22, 2014

Trampolining: What you can get and what you should avoid

Jumping high up in a trampoline can be extremely fun, not just for kids but even for many adults as well. Trampolining may just mean jumping and bouncing off a piece of strong fabric over a steel frame that has many coiled springs but it is not just limited to that. In fact, it is one serious business as gymnasts have performed many of their acrobatic stunts in this device, too.

Trampolining is fun and healthy

Still, you can actually make trampolining as a part of your hobby, stay fit and healthy, and you do not have to be a professional at it. Jumping off on a trampoline can help one maintain a strong and healthy heart. Since you will be bouncing off the jumping mat, you are able to increase the strength of your muscles especially those in your legs as well as your joints. Through this, you can help in increasing blood flow because your heart will be pumping more blood. In the process, your body will be able to have more access to oxygen.

If you want to have a slim and lean body, you can also incorporate trampolining as one of your exercises. NASA has even claimed at the effectiveness of getting on the trampolines when it comes to burning off the calories and extra fat around the body. How is this possible? Jumping up and down can increase metabolic rate thus your body will be able to absorb all the nutrients that it needs from the food you eat. Thus, you can help maintain your weight in the process or even slim down.

Time for some exercise?

We found these great trampoline fitness programs:

  • Kids Sport
  • Family Sport
  • Punch & Kicks
  • Fat Burning

If you have a trampoline in your backyard, try them an loose weight or have just fun!

Trampoline Jumping Guide

Have fun, but take care...

However, trampolining at home can also pose major risks to the body, especially if movements are not executed well. This is the reason why there is a need for one to perform warm up activities, like making small jumps over the mat, to help prepare your muscles so that they can be stretched out a bit. Do not do anything drastic when you had just gotten yourself on the trampoline, you could risk hurting your knees, legs, joints and ankles.

It is also not recommended to perform stunts on the trampoline especially if you are just doing it for exercise. When jumping, it would be best to bounce off at a rate that you can easily control because you might fall off at the side and injure yourself. Choosing the right location to do trampolining can also help a lot in preventing accidents from happening. You should also prevent having two people jumping on the trampoline together because you could hit each other. Cool down exercises should also be performed to get the muscles and the body back to a relaxed state.

Who would have thought that it was possible to stay fit and healthy by going up and down on a bouncing mat? Now, you can test if this method is truly effective right at the comforts of your own home.

Trampolines in your backyard

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