The Benefits of Bouncing!

April 16, 2018

Children love to jump!

Bouncing on trampolines is not only fun; it offers a myriad of health benefits for your little ones. Children get their exercise without even realising it. Trampoline time is loaded with health benefits: improved balance, agility, coordination, and spatial awareness. Ideal for children that aren’t interested in traditional sports. Trampolining offers low-impact exercise; it burns calories and works on all the core muscles.

We have put together a list of four fantastic benefits of springing on a trampoline for children.

Increased Fitness
Jumping on a trampoline increases a child’s heart rate and gives their heart a good work-out. Rebounding exercise improves coordination, the jumper has to control numerous limbs and muscles at the same time. Leaping on trampolines or bouncing castles involves using both sides of the body at the same time, which can improve children’s bilateral motor skills, leading to improved co-ordination, better muscle control and flexibility. In fact, according to a study carried out at NASA, rebounding on a trampoline is 68% more effective than jogging! Keeping fit through exercising on a trampoline is a pleasant way for kids to maintain a healthy weight; it helps prevent issues such as childhood obesity.

Self-esteem increases in children that master the art of jumping. Learning to jump on a trampoline is a new skill; each new skill learned offers children a sense of accomplishment. Even those least confident with sports will find it possible to make quick progress on the surface of a trampoline – in turn, increasing self-confidence. Trampolining requires concentration; it involve many different mental and movement processes. This can help kids and adults alike reduce stress through mindfulness (focusing on the action of jumping rather than an external worry). All exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, which helps youngsters to feel happy and at ease. This is the best technique for unwinding after school.

Protects bones and joints
Increased Vitamin D through playing outside helps with healthy bone growth. The act of jumping on a trampoline helps to strengthen the musculoskeletal system and increases bone density, giving kids stronger bones. Since bouncing on a trampoline is a low impact exercise, it means that children’s developing bones and joints are being protected while being strengthened.

Improves Sleep
Yes, you read that right – trampolines are good for sleep! By exercising the body, getting out in the fresh air, and reducing stress and anxiety, trampolining can also tackle many sleep issues and help children to sleep better for longer.

Trabolgan Adventure Sports (TAS) Bounce Zone is suitable for youngsters aged 6 years and over. The TAS Bounce Zone offers bungee trampolines and indoor inflatable fun activities. Children enjoy all the benefits of leaping in the air in a safe purpose-built facility.

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