Healthy Rebounding On a Mini Trampoline
Keeping children active by playing sports such as basketball, volleyball, football, etc. has a myriad of physical and mental benefits utilized by sports and fitness enthusiasts. Believe it or not, the same physical benefits can be achieved by jumping on a mini trampoline. Once your kids jump, rebound, bounce, or play on these amazing pieces of equipment, their overall well being, physical fitness, and mental fitness will yield the benefits. Some parents believe that their children are not cut out for rebounding on a mini trampoline. But jumping and rebounding is great for all ages and body types. In fact, many new re-bounders have entered the market catered towards toddlers who have just learned how to walk. Of course, you must always consult with your doctor before allowing your child to participate in any sport or activity. But the long term health benefits of participating speak for themselves.
We’ve spoken in previous blogs about the health benefits of trampolining and how it can help improve your immune system, lymphatic system, and overall well being. But did you know that jumping on a trampoline, or rebounding on a mini trampoline has dramatic effect on increasing bone mass and improving the skeletal structure? Stronger bones equals children who are more resilient to injury. The science behind this is simple, the body makes stronger what is used most often. The gentle bouncing of a re-bounder or mini trampoline gently compresses and extends the bone structure causing the body to react by strengthening the bones and increasing their density. It is very similar to working a muscle. When you repeatedly lift weights, your body responds by making the muscle bigger and stronger to acclimatize to the increase in is requirements.
The second biggest benefit of rebounding on a mini trampoline is improved digestion. The constant motion of jumping on a trampoline helps the stomach mix and grind up substances as well as assisting food and waste through the intestines using gravity and the g-forces of bouncing. Improved, more efficient digestion is key to keeping kids healthy and avoiding childhood obesity and other related illnesses. Combine rebounding on a mini trampoline with an increased of fiber in your children’s diet for even better results.
Rebounding on a mini trampoline is actually a safer method of exercise over running and jogging. Unfortunately, many runners and joggers place tremendous stress on their knees and ankles which can result in injury, long term. Rebounding is a very low impact way to exercise which is gentle on the knees and joints. Not to mention the fun factor. Jumping on a trampoline is a blast and children much preferred to jogging.
Mitochondrial production is stimulated during any physical activity. According to this fantastic article by FitStar, “Chronic disuse of muscle, sedentary behavior and aging each independently result in a decline in mitochondrial content and function, leading to the production of free radicals and cell death” . Basically, use them or lose them. Studies have shown that defective Mitochondrial bio genesis can lead to an increased risk of heart conditions and cardiovascular disease. Luckily, reversing the effects of aging, diabetes and cardiovascular disease via increased mitochondrial bio genesis is as simple as exercising more. A perfect exercise to promote mitochondrial bio genesis is rebounding on a mini trampoline.
Finally, rebounding on a mini trampoline can provide enhanced results in other sports and workouts. It improves co-ordination, increases stamina, and has a dramatic improvement on balance. These core benefits are key to many sports including soccer, hockey, baseball, and much more.
Rebounding on a mini trampoline can be both a fun and high intensity workout for you and your children. But don’t take our word for it. Check out any Airborne Trampoline location and try out their recreational trampoline class programs. Airborne takes all the benefits of rebounding to the next level by using Olympic, high performance trampolines in their facilities. Jump over today and get airborne at Airborne Trampoline.