Trampoline exercise is very effective due to the effect it has on the whole body. Trampolining reduces body fat, increases the muscle to fat ratio and increases the efficiency with which the body burns carbohydrate. The upward force of the bounce improves body tone and exercises a whole range of muscles in the body, not just the legs and heart.
According to a study from NASA a 150-pound individual spending one-hour on a rebounder will burn more calories than the same person jogging for an hour. Another study by NASA concluded that “the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.”
Improved cardiovascular health:
Trampoline Aerobic exercise is good for improving blood circulation by pumping more blood through the body and to the heart where it is enriched with oxygen. Trampolining is particularly effective as jumping results in contractions in the muscles such as the calf muscles. These contractions act like pumps circulating more blood back into the heart to be replenished with oxygen. This helps improve circulation and reduce clogging of the arteries.
Like many forms of aerobic exercise the muscle that benefits the most is the heart. The heart muscles are strengthened and cause various cardiovascular changes so that with continual exercise, the heart can pump more blood with fewer beats. This results in a lower heart rate when resting and means the heart has less work to do when carrying out normal activities. By reducing the day-to-day workload of your heart you can reduce the chances of developing heart disease.
Trampolining can decrease stress hormones like cortisol, and increase endorphins which are your body’s feel-good chemicals. Also just the physical activity of bouncing can take your mind off your problems. Not only that but the physical improvements that come about through exercise like weight loss and increased health can increase your feel good factor which itself can reduce stress and depression over the long term.
Increased leg strength:
College students who performed just 30 minutes of Trampolining twice a week experienced significant increases in both leg power and leg strength. Similar results have been reported by gymnastics coaches, who regularly include trampoline work in their athletes’ training programs.
Trampolining facilitates the body’s natural detoxification system by stimulating the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is like the garbage can of the body removing harmful toxins, dead cells, cancer cells and foreign substances
The system collaborates with white blood cells in lymph nodes to protect the body from being infected by cancer cells, fungi, viruses or bacteria.
It consists of tubular vessels that include the lymph capillaries, the lymph vessels, and the right and left thoracic ducts. It transports nutrients and drains toxic products from tissues.
Trampolining causes these values to open and close simultaneously increasing lymph flow by as much as 15 times, boosting immunity, toxin removal and giving every cell in the body a thorough detox. This helps to maintain health and slow down aging.