5 Reasons You Need a Trampoline in Your Life
5 Reasons You Need a Trampoline in Your Life
If you were lucky enough to have access to a trampoline during your school years, you’ll remember how much fun it could be. As adults we have less and less chance to do activities like this on a regular basis. However trampolining is making a come back.
It is no great secret that the key to a happy healthy life is staying fit and doing exercise. But the search for a fun and exciting activity, that is convenient and especially family friendly is hard to find; trampolines are just the answer to this problem.
It Can Keep the Kids Entertained
Trampolines are great fun for all the family. Especially children, who often need frequent entertainment. All too often these days that entertainment consists of the television or a tablet or computer. This is simply not good for children in the long term, it is far better to make that entertainment something physical but also fun. It is simple enough to find trampolines for sale, that can be built in your own back garden for the children to play on.
Of course for safety, it is not recommended to leave them completely unsupervised when they are younger, but it will take some of the pressure off trying to find things for them to do. Especially during school holidays when going out for the day can be particularly expensive.
Even better, you can jump on the trampoline with them to play games and burn off some energy yourself. You can even find 14ft trampolines if you have the space for the whole family to enjoy and are great for more traditional trampoline training. Or for smaller family members there are junior versions that might be better for young ones just starting out. There are also a lot of accessories available, such as safety nets and ladders so you can relax that your children are safe and happy.
It is Great for Improving Health and Fitness
For adults and children alike the health benefits are amazing. A trampolining session is great cardio and can help with getting fit and losing weight. There are studies that show it is even more effective than jogging.
As a whole body exercise you can work muscles you would not usually be able to in more traditional styles of exercise, helping you to build strength and balance. Cardio exercise is important for increasing circulation and exercise, and for those who are not used to exercise or are perhaps recovering from injury it is considered low impact. This means that there is less stress on the bones and joints and you do not have to worry about things like shin splints or torn ligaments.
The benefits of exercise are well known. It can help give more energy during the day and is an important activity to help in reducing stress and depression due to the endorphins produced.
As you build strength and improve muscle mass, your body shape will change, after all muscle is more dense than fat and uses more calories to it is great for improving your figure.
It Can Bring the Family Together Outdoors
Trampoline games are fun, and because you do not even realise you are exercising, you are more likely to do it and it is more likely that your family will join in. There is nothing more important than quality time together and exercise through play is a great way to do this. It is not always easy to take the family out for the day for some fresh air and time together but with trampolining you can do just this – all from the comfort of your own backyard.
It is suitable for all ages and all fitness levels so from the youngest family member to the oldest you can all get involved. It will also help the family to learn good habits for keeping fit and active.
If any of the family have aspirations of becoming a gymnast or competing in trampolining, having your own at home can be a great help for training and development of those skills. It also helps you to support those goals in a practical way.
It Will Improve Balance and Posture
Having good posture is important, especially as you grow or get older. All too often we are sat hunched over a desk in an office, or slouched on the sofa. Bad posture can lead to health problems later in life, with pains in the back, shoulders, neck and hips. It can also affect balance, and if your balance is not good a trip or a fall can lead to far more serious injury.
This is why it is important to do an exercise that trains all those small muscles in the legs and feet that help with balance, and where correct posture is important and feels more natural due to the nature of the exercise. If you practice other sports or fitness activities it will also assist with that, and help hone coordination and awareness of the bodies movements.
It is so Easy to Get Started
There is a wide range of trampolines available, from round ones to the more professional rectangle trampoline. You just need to know what space you have available and the size you will need. Once you have measured up, then research the best options in price and quality and place your order. You do not have to worry about transporting it to your home as it can be delivered.
If you have decided to go for an ‘in ground’ trampoline you may want to make sure that you have prepared the ground for the arrival of the kit. It can be delivered in as little as 48 hours and it is sometimes possible to choose the home installation option. This way you can be sure that the equipment has been built safely and securely by an expert, if you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself.
Once installed you are ready to go. Get the whole family out to enjoy the fun new way to exercise and play, and have many hours of happy bouncing!