10 Facts Everyone Should Know About the Benefits of Trampolines

Oct 9, 2020 8:00 AM ET

Oct 9, 2020 4:00 AM ET
iCrowd Newswire – Oct 9, 2020

One of the tasks of a good children’s development centre is to conduct the active games in the fresh air. At the same time, these games captivate and delight children. Children’s specialists who practice jumping on a trampoline among their regular activities note incredible benefits, and name 10 undeniable benefits of a quality bouncing trampoline.

Children love bright moments of delight when they fly high into the air, breaking away from the jumping surface. Parents love that for them; such jumps are a great exercise and the right use of their seemingly endless energy!

And here are some interesting facts about the benefits of jumping on round or rectangle trampolines that you may not even know about.

1. Jumping on a trampoline is the most effective and rational form of physical exercise

NASA scientists (and they are real professionals when it comes to research) have come up with an interesting formula: just 10 minutes of trampoline training equals 30 minutes of running (if you analyse the benefits that it gives). We all want our kids to grow up healthy and active, is it worth arguing with NASA? Better to just believe and put into practice the most effective!

2. Trampoline helps to develop motor skills

Balancing on a trampoline is an excellent exercise for developing gross motor skills, which is the basis for developing any type of movement. Such training is useful for everyone, but it is especially important and effective for children who have been diagnosed with motor dysfunctions. The trampoline also helps to develop muscles, strengthen bones and joints.

3. Trampoline is one of the best means of developing coordination and balance.

When jumping on a trampoline, the centre of gravity of the body is constantly changing, which stimulates the child to quickly respond to changes in his position in space. Besides, such regular training significantly improves body coordination and balance, and brings clear benefits in all other forms of physical activity in life.

4. Jumping is great for relieving stress and tension

At its simplest level, bouncing up and down is a great and fun way to unwind after a hard day at school (or the office!) On a deeper level, repetitive jumping and focusing on the trampoline is beneficial for developing sensory skills. Children with sensory disorders and tactile defence syndrome, in which any contact can cause stress, trampoline jumping is not only suitable as physical activity, but also brings noticeable calming.

5. Trampoline exercise can improve child behaviour

It’s hard to believe that this can be true, but playing on a trampoline really has a positive effect on various behavioural manifestations. The bottom line is that during jumping, children are actively spending their stupid energy, but if it is not spent, this just leads to destructive behaviour. Vigorous exercise (and especially in the fresh air) helps oxygenate the brain cells, which helps the child to become more focused and improve concentration.

As for special children, experts note that in children diagnosed with “sensory integration dysfunction”, who have impaired processing of sensory signals, jumping on a trampoline stimulates the development of the vestibular apparatus and proprioceptive functions, and this helps to calm down and focus, restore postural control and body control skills. The practical benefit of jumping on a trampoline for children is also that training on it before performing training sessions will help the child to get involved in work easier and maintain attention longer.

6. Trampoline can increase interest in learning

Given that jumping on the trampoline has a calming effect and increases concentration, this process often leads to noticeable learning progress. And if you introduce teaching elements into the trampoline classes, for example, counting out loud, jumping over colourful figures or in a given direction, games for attention, then any child will look forward to such useful and funny lessons!

7. Jumping on a trampoline has a positive effect on academic success

Many are genuinely surprised when they find out that the ability to study well depends on the level of physical fitness and control of one’s own body. Jumping exercises on a trampoline are a great tool for physical development, which will simultaneously contribute to the improvement of the child’s learning ability.

8. Trampoline games increase self-confidence

For kids who are wary of everything new, including sports, trampolines are a great way to improve their self-esteem. There are no rules and no mistakes in trampoline jumping – the child can jump as he pleases. This increases courage and self-confidence, which means it will help to become more confident in all areas of life.

9. With a trampoline, immunity is strengthened

Active up and down movements stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps to remove toxins from the body and more intensive nourishment of cells. This lymphatic drainage and detoxification enhance overall immunity.

10. Trampolines give joy and happiness!

The feeling of weightlessness that envelops during the jumps is always exciting and delightful. In addition, the active saturation of cells with oxygen causes the release of “happiness androgens” – endorphins. So trampolines literally make us happier!

Warning: To ensure that jumping on a trampoline is healthy and enjoyable and safe for everyone, precautions and rules of conduct on the trampoline must be followed. Use only safe trampolines and do not leave children unattended on them! Spring-free/spring-less trampolines are recognized as the safest in the world. For the youngest children, choose trampolines that are appropriate for their age and weight. It is also useful to get a preliminary consultation with medical specialists in advance.

Conclusion

So far, we haven’t noticed any real negative reviews and user experiences. However, most trampolines are used in summer. It’s fun to jump on. In general, the construction is a bit more complicated than with my previous garden trampoline due to the protective net. But, this is mainly due to the additional material for the net. On occasion or after the winter, we wanted to see whether it was possible in principle to use the trampoline without a net. Since it is attached to the outside of the stands and probably also provides additional stability for the entire trampoline, this may not be possible. As a result, we would currently not recommend the trampoline if you want to use it without a protective net.


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