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Why Adults Should Start Jumping on Trampolines Too

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/27/2007 | Fitness
Trampolining is a good general exercise. Aside from being cost-effective, the body can also gain from the physiological and physical benefits the exercise offers. Trampolining, or rebounding, has a positive effect on the body's lymphatic system. It also provides energy and reduces body fats. The action of bouncing up and down, going against gravity, makes trampolining a good way to promote physical well-being.

The rebounding exercise is done by bouncing on a mini-trampoline, a gymnastic apparatus which consists of a strong canvas sheet attached with springs to a metal frame. It is a low impact activity and is suitable for just about anyone. It is unique in that it reins in the force of gravity to exercise every part of the body at the same time. It is thought that the G force exerted on the body by the bouncing action helps push toxins out. While the body is briefly suspended, the lower cell pressure allows for the inflow of oxygen and nutrients, thereby making cell exercise better.

Trampolining is an easy way of strengthening muscles, especially those on the legs. This helps the heart by lightening its load when pumping blood throughout the body. It also helps strengthen tendons and ligaments around the joints, improves movement, thus reducing the risk of developing arthritis.

Trampolining also makes the bones stronger, which is especially beneficial for those who are suffering from, or have a high risk of developing osteoporosis. It has been said that rebounding improves the bone mineral content and its density, thus decreasing the risks of fractures associated with osteoporosis.

Exercising on the trampoline also helps maintain a healthy body weight. It aids in weight loss and in decreasing the likelihood of obesity. As mentioned previously, it helps in lymphatic circulation. During weight loss, the body releases accumulated toxins for elimination. If lymph circulation is not strong, these toxins can build up within the body and lead to illness. Rebounding has the ability to rid the lymphatic system of toxins.

Other benefits of this sport includes headache relief, improvement of balance and coordination and energy level boost. It firms and tones the body, strengthens the heart, helps burn calories and fat, boosts the immune system and improves blood circulation. It also reduces levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and stimulates the metabolism and digestive processes.

Senior citizens can benefit from rebounding. It helps increase their energy, improve their balance, reduce signs of aging and keeps their minds alert.

Likewise, the sport also helps children learn faster and develop better coordination. It is most beneficial for children with learning disabilities and those with cystic fibrosis or brain injuries.