Trampoline benefits for health
We all know trampolining is fun. It’s hard to keep a huge smile from spreading as you jump around in a state of childlike fun.
But did you know there are also some serious health benefits you can gain from regular trampoline-based activities? And there are plenty of mental benefits for little minds as well!
Here are the top trampoline benefits you can count on for your kids:
1. Heart Health
Increasing your heart rate with just 10 minutes of bouncing a day strengthens the muscles that are needed for a healthy cardiovascular system. Your kids have so much fun playing and bouncing that they don’t even realize the good they’re doing for their little hearts!
2. Increased Energy Levels
As your kids bounce, more oxygen is carried around their bodies in the bloodstream. This instantly increases their energy levels and makes them feel more alert.
Get your kids moving to kick-start the day with energy!
3. Coordination & Motor Skills
Many of us don’t realize it, but jumping on a trampoline takes a certain level of coordination [cue the feeling of pride for those of us who have ever been called ‘un-coordinated]. This is even truer for your kids, as they learn their center of balance.
Bouncing on a trampoline creates a constantly shifting center of gravity, which kids must quickly respond to by adjusting their positions and bilateral movements.
This means the combination of jumping, maintaining balance, and concentrating all help kids to learn and improve their motor skills, balance, and coordination – all in one go.
4. Happy Minds
There’s a reason jumping makes everyone feel happy. The increased oxygen circulation stimulates the release of endorphins that are naturally mood-enhancing.
The motion of jumping up and down on a trampoline is fun and a great way for our kiddies to wind down after a big day. The concentration, fun, and repetition of rebounding on a trampoline are great for advancing sensory skills.
5. A Confidence Boost!
For kids who are wary of new things and physical activities, trampolines are a great way of building their confidence. There is no right or wrong way to move on a trampoline (provided you are jumping safely) so they experience instant success, which increases their courage and self-confidence.