Bounce Street does not just promise you a fun time, it vouches for fitness and health too. Did you know that an hour of bouncing can help you burn up to 1000 calories? Pretty cool, right?!
According to NASAs Journal of Applied Psychology, rebounding exercises (trampoline exercises) are 68 per cent more efficient than jogging. A study from NASA also found that a 150 pound person spending one hour on doing rebounding exercises will burn more calories than the same individual jogging for an hour. And it’s not just weight loss, it provides a combination of health and fitness benefits that make it better than most other forms of workouts.
Here’s what happens to your body once you get bouncing.
IT CLEANSES AND DETOXIFIES YOUR BODY
When you jump on the trampoline, you attain a weightless state at the top and when you reach the bottom, your body experiences as much as the four G’s of gravitational force. This shift in gravity every time you jump benefits the lymphatic system, which stimulates efficient circulation of the fluids in your body, thus helping get rid of the toxins.
IT EXERCISES THE BODY WITHOUT ADDING EXTRA PRESSURE TO YOUR FEET
Cardio exercises like running or jogging get your heart beat high but also end up adding extra pressure on your feet and legs which can prove to be quite painful. Unlike these exercises, bouncing is a low-impact cardio exercise, as the trampoline absorbs 80 per cent of the shock from the rebound thus reducing the pressure on your feet.
IT TONES MUSCLES AND REDUCES BODY FAT
The constant jumping while exercising on a trampoline can firm your legs, thighs, arms, hips and abdomen. Along with toning the muscles, the detoxification process that occurs during rebounding encourages fat loss. Adding trampoline exercises to your regular workout routine can also help improve posture and boost muscle health.
IT IMPROVES OVERALL HEALTH
Regular trampoline exercises increase your body’s metabolic rate thus boosting its capability to burn calories. Apart from that the shift in gravity every time you bounce causes your cells to become stronger which in turn benefit your immune system and your body stays protected against diseases.
IT HELPS REDUCE STRESS
Bouncing is an activity that can be enjoyed thoroughly and can lighten your spirit too. Studies also reveal that this form of cardio exercise increase the amount of endorphins released by the brain which helps you relax, boosts your energy levels and improves your sleeping patterns. This combats stress, anxiety and depression. These exercises also increase the flow of oxygen in your body thus making you more alert and aiding mental performance.
IT BOOSTS CO-ORDINATION AND MOTOR SKILLS
When you bounce, you learn to control the co-ordination of your arms and legs accordingly. This improves your sense of balance, co-ordination, motor skills, and you become more aware of your body and how it moves. Such improvements in balance can help when you’re playing other sports and enhance your hand-eye coordination too.