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The Benefits of Having a Trampoline for Your Kids

Trampolining is fun, and there are lots of kids and adults who love to jump on trampolines. There is something about the feeling of flying that’s invigorating and rewarding, and anytime you can engage in exercise that’s fun, the more likely you are to stick with it.

The kids will jump on the trampoline for hours without realizing it.  Jumping on the trampoline is a low impact, aerobic exercise.  Kids don’t even need a set exercise routine, they just make it up as they go along.  Jumping, flipping and jumping again, and the time they spend exercising just flies by.

Develops Strength and Coordination

Children who regularly use the trampoline see an increase in coordination(1) and muscle tone.  Strengthening your kid’s muscle will also help to improve their posture(2), both sitting and standing.  Bouncing on a trampoline increases awareness of your body and your sense of balance and coordination.  Kids learn to control their arms and legs while bouncing and to adjust the position of their body accordingly. Improved coordination and motor skills can assist in other sports that require a lot of hand-eye and general coordination.

Stress Relief

Trampolining can help combat anxiety and stress by increasing the number of endorphins released by the brain. Regular trampolining can help kids relax and promote better sleeping patterns. Exercising on a trampoline increases the circulation of oxygen around your body, making kids more alert and improving mental performance.

One of the key ingredients to almost all activities, including concentrating at school(3), is having a stable base, or strong body.  We all know that having strong and flexible bodies lead to high performance on the playing field.  More importantly, is the influence of core strength on the amount of energy available for learning and the coordination necessary to acquire everyday skills.  Strong bodies lead to strong minds.  Children who exercise regularly not only build their muscles, they build good exercise habits for life.

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