The Benefits of Having a Trampoline!

The Benefits of Having a Trampoline!

When I was a kid growing up in Idaho, we had a trampoline in our backyard. I could spend hours on it by myself or with my siblings and friends. Every time I finished bouncing, I felt energized and happy! Having a trampoline was a great way to keep me from sitting on the couch and watching TV. We were very active kids and I think largely due to having built-in activities right at our fingertips.

Fast forward to having 3 boys of my own and living in NYC. I made sure we moved near Central Park so the boys could run outside as often as possible. I also enrolled them all in gym classes where they could jump on a trampoline as well. Timothy loves to jump more than anything. My twins are huge fans of bouncing as well.

I just notice such a difference in their moods after they get off a trampoline. Turns out there are actually huge benefits of rebounding for both kids and adults.

Here are just a few:

  • Helps you de-stress and feel like a kid again (the reason kids already love it!)
  • Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function
  • Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass ( NASA’s research showed that rebounding can be more than twice as effective as treadmill running for increasing bone mass)
  • Helps improve digestion
  • More than twice as effective as running without the extra stress on the joints
  • Helps improve balance and proprioception
  • Helps improve the effects of another exercise (one study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25% more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not)
  • Increases energy
  • Helps tone the pelvic floor muscles
  • Can help you lose weight
  • Rebounding is fun!

The best trampoline on the market, in my opinion, is Springfree trampolines. My brothers and I were crazy kids, and I’m shocked we didn’t kill ourselves when we used to jump on our old trampoline. I want my boys and me to get all of the benefits of bouncing, without any of the safety concerns.

Springfree trampolines were invented by a parent for parents. Springfree has no springs, no hard edges, a hidden frame that is impossible to fall on and a flexible enclosure.

I absolutely loved my trampoline when I was young; and my love for bouncing has not changed to this day! This Springfree trampoline not only offers all the health benefits I mentioned; but is a great safe and fun way for my family to stay fit and enjoy the summer.

 

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