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Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Jump On It!
Do you have a trampoline in the back yard for your kids to jump on? Well, after reading this article, you might find yourself competing with the kids for some jump time of your own. As an outdoor enthusiast, you are always looking to increase your stamina, strengthen your muscles, joints, and tendons, and get your heart into better shape.
The problem is, unless you are able to get out everyday to participate in your favorite outdoor activity, it is difficult to have the level of health you need when the time does arrive. Jumping on a trampoline, also known in the health world as "rebounding," can be a solution as it is quite beneficial to your overall health.

Jumping on a trampoline involves using every part of your body. As a result, it is a much more efficient source of exercise. It also involves much less shock than other aerobic activities and so it is easier on your joints. Now, most of the benefits from jumping on a trampoline are obvious the first time you land after your first jump. At the bottom of your bounce, you body weight is double by the G-force caused by your weight being forced down by gravity. This helps to strengthen the muscles and tendons in your arms, legs, neck, etc. You can also do specific bounces that will actually help increase your flexibility. After bouncing for just a few minutes, your heart rate increases significantly and you begin to breathe harder. These are just some of the possible health benefits you’ll realize from hopping on the trampoline just one time.
Now, for the interesting and useful health benefits of rebounding that are not so apparent. First off, your lymphatic system, the system which provides your body with immunities and helps distribute nutrients, requires the physical movement of the body, mostly through skeletal muscles, in order to work effectively. Rebounding involves the movement and use of your entire body, which aids your body in the release of toxins as well as the production of energy. Routine workouts on the trampoline will also provide an increase in balance and stability, an essential to almost any outdoor sport. One other benefit to mention is a result of up and down movement from jumping. The G-force involved here helps to stimulate your internal organs. This stimulation helps your internal organs, specifically your digestive system, to function more efficiently.

I’m not suggesting by presenting this article that everyone should run out and purchase a trampoline so that they can train for an upcoming event. What I am suggesting, however, is that regular use of a trampoline can be a good "fill in" between your other activities. Besides the health benefits involved, jumping on the trampoline can also be a lot of fun. After all, that's why you bought one for your kids, right? If you would like more information on this topic, visit this site.
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