5 Amazing Health Benefits of a Trampoline (Take Over Tuesday)

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This week’s feature is from John of Jumpflex. The folks at Jumpflex are the creators of one of Australasia’s favourite trampolines. Their trampolines are fun, safe, and built to last, with robust netting for additional safety. Check out their website to view their full range of trampolines and accessories.

5 Amazing Health Benefits of a Trampoline 

Finding the motivation to stay fit and healthy can be a pain. It’s always good to find a form of exercise that you enjoy so that you are inspired to keep it up.

You don’t need to sign up to the gym or buy a treadmill to keep fit. Committing to a fun physical activity regularly can be very beneficial to your health. Many people tend to overlook the great health benefits of trampoline jumping, which is one of the most fun and effective ways to exercise.

The best part is that it doesn’t feel like you’re intensely working out while you’re bouncing up and down. It’s a great activity you can enjoy with the kids while also reaping the health benefits of exercise.

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Here are five of the best health benefits of a trampoline:

1. Increases Cardiovascular Fitness

Trampolining is a suitable form of cardiovascular exercise for all demographics, whether you’re a middle aged woman or a young highly trained athlete. It is just as effective as other forms of cardiovascular exercise like running, jogging and aerobics.

Jumping on a trampoline increases your heart rate and breath rate. Performing this activity regularly at a moderate to vigorous intensity can thereby help improve your cardiovascular fitness, which ultimately makes you feel more healthy and alert.

Unlike jogging and running, trampolining is also a low impact cardiovascular exercise. This is because the flexible surface of the bouncy trampoline pad moves with you as you land, reducing the impact on your ankles, knees and hips.

2. Improves the Lymphatic System 

One of the greatest health benefits of jumping on a trampoline is its ability to improve the lymphatic function. The lymphatic system plays a major role in our immunity, bathing cells within the body in lymph fluid and moving them towards the waste removal system. This system needs muscular contraction to move the waste. While any type of exercise can help create this movement, the up-and down bouncing motion of trampolining is particularly effective. Jumping on a trampoline benefits the lymphatic system by stimulating the valves to open and close simultaneously, which increases lymph flow significantly.

3. Improves Coordination and Balance

Trampolines are great for improving your balance and coordination. When jumping on a trampoline, you can’t always anticipate your movements and landing. A lot of the time you end up rebounding in an unexpected manner or landing with a greater force than expected. This trains you to accommodate these unexpected movements and find ways to re-balance. With more and more practice, you ultimately become more skilled at maintaining your equilibrium, and your balance and coordination improve. 

4. Reduces Stress

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One of the best health benefits of rebounding is its ability to reduce stress. Exercise, in general, is a great way to relieve stress, but the fun activity of bouncing up and down can really help to take your mind off stressful matters. Also, the physical action of rebounding helps reduce your stress hormones like cortisol and works to increase endorphins which are the feel good chemicals in your body.

5. Builds Core Strength

Trampoline jumping is a quick and effective way to tone, tighten and build the strength of your core muscles. For years, gymnastics coaches have used trampolines to train their athletes. You can work out all areas of your body by trying different jumps and positions, building the strength in your legs, thighs and arms, too.


When is the last time you jumped on a trampoline?

6 thoughts on “5 Amazing Health Benefits of a Trampoline (Take Over Tuesday)

  1. Sam Gibson

    My wife and I are hoping to get healthier and work out more this year as one of our New Year’s resolutions. It was interesting to read that using a trampoline can help improve coordination and balance because of the unexpected movements that will force you to re-balance. Since we don’t have a ton of space in our apartment, we’ll want to find a trampoline that can easily fold and be stored under our bed or in a closet.

  2. Rose Liken

    Children today are becoming unhealthy. With the arrival of electronics such as phones, tablets, play stations children are spending most of their free time on some screen.

    This lifestyle has led to an increase in lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Kids no longer exercise by playing outdoors.

    It is a fact that children love to jump, then how about getting them an indoor trampoline. Indoor trampolines are small, and they can give your family hours of fun and exercise.

    Indoor trampolines are less expensive, and you can fold them easily for easy storage. They are lightweight making it possible to move them to different rooms.

    Most are durable and are a great addition to your home. In this article, we are going to discuss the best indoor trampolines, their advantages, and disadvantages.
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    1. Monica Post author

      My passion and my site are all about getting kids outside…yes active but more OUTSIDE! So while I love your comment, giving them another excuse to stay inside is not where I’m at.

  3. Molly

    Interesting, I never thought about how many benefits there were from jumping on a trampoline – only that it is good exercise and loads of fun! My 1 year old got on a trampoline at a party yesterday and had a blast. The last time I jumped on a big one was a few months ago at my niece’s.


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