Jump 10 Minutes a Day and Keep the Kilos at Bay

by : Rebo Trampoline

If you're one of those terribly lazy people who can't be bothered to exercise, or you're simply finding your usual regime lacking in fun, consider investing in a good trampoline. Yes, all those hours you spent as a kid jumping until your head couldn't take it anymore did help to keep you in shape. Experts have recommended trampolines as good exercise for the entire family - and you can't deny that the exhilaration of defying gravity is addictive!

Why trampolines though? Well, fitness experts say the activity of jumping on a fitness trampoline is akin to a good cardio workout. The increase in heart - rate stimulated by jumping aids weight loss and enhances energy usage. In fact, spending about five to eight minutes on a trampoline is almost equal to running a mile - but of course, a trampoline takes half the time and effort.

Jumping on a trampoline is said to improve coordination, while also toning your lower body. Think about it - when you jump, you work the muscles in your hips, thighs, calves and abdomen simultaneously. Since these are usually the problem areas, a trampoline workout is the perfect solution to aid in weight loss.

Of course, jumping on a trampoline as an adult is obviously not going to be as easy as it used to be when you were a kid, with no extra kilos or long-unused muscles bogging you down. Getting the hang of it will take you some time but the rewards are manifold. Not only does jumping help tone up your muscles and lose those extra pounds, the very act of repetitive jumping improves your breathing and helps increase the capacity of your lungs.

Trampolines are easy to use, but it is advisable to follow the safety guidelines your trampoline will come with: the injuries that you can incur when you fall from a bad jump off a trampoline can be quite severe. Accessories like safety nets and padded edges are a good way to stave off accidents and any sports goods store selling trampolines will usually be able to direct you in this regard.

Safe, simple and fun to use - there isn't much more that needs to be said in favour of trampolines. An exercise accessory that can be used by the entire family, a trampoline is a good choice to spice up your exercise routine, and is exactly the thing you need to get your kids off the couch and into the garden for some good, old-fashioned fresh air and exercise.