When was the last time you were on a trampoline? You might have childhood memories of jumping on one in a backyard but it’s great for grownups and a fun way to get some movement in.
Here are some awesome health benefits of incorporating trampoline jumping into your fitness regimen:
Improve balance, coordination, and meditation
Jumping on a trampoline (also known as rebounding or bouncing) alleviates tension and anxiety. With the simple act of moving up and down in this gentle way, you can easily reach a meditative state. This further gives you a boost in muscle coordination and improves bone density as well.
Lauren Valenti writes in Vogue, “Rebounding motions not only stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps flush out toxins and fight disease but improve balance and coordination.”
Enjoy a better mood
We know about the positive endorphins we feel during our workouts, more specifically after the workouts. Endorphins are hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system that trigger a positive feeling in the body. You can get those same endorphins with the rebounder and feel that “runner’s high.”
Kaitlin Reilly writes on Yahoo.com, “In addition to being joyful, trampolining in the way that we do can be meditative even though the workout itself is very high energy. In our method, we sequence a series of different moves together to create a choreographed routine throughout class. By doing so, clients are not only getting a high-intensity cardio push, they are able to remain completely present.”
Gain better core strength
We all want strong abs; they make us feel powerful and sexy. Trampoline jumping can help us achieve just that, as our core helps stabilize us during the jumping. Rebounding also increases cardiovascular health and helps burn off calories and excess fat stored in hard-to-reach areas in the belly, thighs, and arms.
Aly Giampolo, CPT says in WomensHealthMag ”… a trampoline workout…will burn serious calories, boost your energy, and help you build endurance while sculpting your legs, butt, and core.”
Just a few days per week will get your mind and body feeling strong and flexible. Try bouncing for 25–30 minutes 2-3 times per week to start. As you feel more comfortable doing it, you can do it daily before your breakfast or before bed. Remember to always press into your heels as this will help you stabilize your form. Get ready to feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and revamped. Your body will thank you!
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