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The Tremendous Health Benefits of Jumping On A Trampoline

The Tremendous Health Benefits Of Jumping

Jumping on the trampoline is perhaps the best exercise ever devised by man. The simple rhythmic up and down motion due to gravity, engages every muscle and stimulates every cell producing amazing healing and rejuvenating effects. And it is fun! Children are more attuned to their body and they jump and skip instinctively. Have we adults, become too down-to-earth for our good?

How does jumping work?

Jumping on the trampoline or rebounding has unique benefits compared to other forms of exercise. It involves increasing our G-force which is the force created on the body as a result of gravity. When you jump on the trampoline, there is an acceleration and deceleration that happens on each jump. All 638 muscles alternately flex and relax, toning the whole muscular system.

Many types of exercise are done to target specific muscles, but this is the only activity that exercises every part of the body. Your feet don’t have to leave the trampoline. Simple bounces yield tremendous benefits. The higher the jump, the greater the G-force is exerted to bring the jumper back to the mat, so that each muscle and cell are impacted in a stronger way.

Is it a big deal to exercise every part of the body?

Imagine a fractured arm in a cast. After a prolonged period of inactivity, the mended arm is weak and emaciated and considerably smaller and less functional than the other arm. A lack of exercise for any part of the body compromises its function and ultimately undermines the health of the whole body. When you jump on the trampoline, every cell and every muscle is subjected to very beneficial mechanical stresses due to the forces of acceleration, deceleration and gravity, resulting in strength and vitality.

Ten Health Benefits Of Jumping On the Trampoline

1. Jumping helps to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis

Regular rebounding helps to increase bone density and maintain bone mass for older adults.  It is effective in preventing osteoporosis. Bones have the ability of becoming stronger under stress and weaker when there is no stress. The best way to do this is to work against gravity. Astronauts can lose up to 15% of their bone and muscle mass just 14 days in space at zero gravity. Rebounding is NASA’s main strategy to help rebuild bones and reverse osteoporosis in astronauts.

When you jump on a trampoline, the entire body shares the G-force impact. Unlike most exercises, rebounding strengthens the bones and muscles without the risks of injuries to weight bearing joints such as the knees, ankles, hips and back.

2. Jumping strengthens every cell in the body

Rebounding effectively causes all 37 trillion cells in the body to move up and down. The stress of gravity and G-force on each individual cell causes it to adjust to the increased load by becoming stronger, thereby increasing cell energy and mitochondrial function. Cellular health is so fundamental to our total health. When cells malfunction, they become susceptible to DNA damages. Mutated cells are precursors to chronic and degenerative diseases. When each cell is functioning optimally and harmoniously, constitutional strength and robust health is the inevitable result.

3. Jumping helps the body to detoxify by enhancing lymphatic circulation

Jumping on the trampoline cleanses your lymphatic system which helps remove toxins from the body. We are living in an unprecedented time when we are constantly exposed to large amounts of environmental pollutants and toxins in our food, air and water. Good health hinges on our body’s ability to eliminate these toxins effectively. A highly toxic body can lead to frequent infections and serious metabolic conditions such as cancers. Our lymphatic system plays an important role in detoxification.

Unlike the circulatory system which has a heart to pump blood throughout the body, the lymphatic system does not have a pump and depends on body movements to circulate. Because the lymphatic fluid flows in an upward direction, the vertical movements of jumping on the trampoline are more effective in pumping lymph fluid, than horizontal motion exercises such as walking and running. Thus, regular rebounding facilitates body detoxification to maintain a highly functioning and youthful body.

4. Jumping enhances immunity to ward off infections and prevent diseases

It has been shown that increased G-force helped increase human lymphocyte activity. Lymphocytes are specialized white blood cells that defend the body against illnesses and diseases by destroying invading viruses and bacteria as well as cancerous cells. 10 minutes of rebounding triples the number of white blood cells which remain elevated for up to an hour after that. The lymphatic system transports these immune cells throughout the body to enhance immune function, which is our body’s first line of defense. A strong immune system helps to ward off infections and prevent diseases. In her book, A Simple Approach to Cancer, author Linda Brooks wrote that rebounding aids in reducing cancerous tumors due to its detoxifying and immune boosting effects.

5. Jumping improves digestion and gut health

Jumping on a trampoline helps with digestion because the rhythmic up-down motion stimulates the contraction and relaxation of muscles that make up the digestive tract. Improved digestive peristalsis means the body is able to process and absorb nutrients more efficiently. This will help address nutritional deficiencies which are so prevalent among people with compromised digestive systems. When the body receives the nutrients it needs, it would have the necessary materials for self healing and rejuvenation. Moreover, activated peristaltic waves in the intestines allow food to pass through more quickly and wastes to be released, eliminating constipation.

6. Jumping improves posture, balance and coordination

Jumping on the trampoline helps improve balance, coordination and posture by stimulating your ocular nerves and inner ear canal. Regular rebounding conditions the body to react quickly, which is a valuable skill. A 14-week Brazilian study concluded that trampoline exercises increased the ability of elderly subjects to recover their balance during a fall. This is a big help, because a fall for an elderly may result in a life changing bone fracture or head injury. Another interesting study in Australia found that rebounding was significant in helping athletes with ankle sprains to improve balance. Over time, rebounding also improve spinal alignment which helps to relieve joint, back and neck pain.

7. Jumping strengthens eye muscles for better eyesight

Jumping on the trampoline also helps strengthen your ocular nerves and eye muscles due to the effects of increased G-force on every part of the body. Singapore is world’s number one in myopic rate among our young. In fact myopia, or nearsightedness has reached alarming proportions in many parts of East Asia. Many factors may have contributed to the trend, but we can combat weak eyesight by regular rebounding. Eyes are semi-muscular organs that must be exercised like any other muscle in the body. Without exercise, the eye lenses can get out of shape just like the other parts of our body. Rebounding helps to stimulate the cells of the eye lenses to restore their original shape and function.

8. Jumping increases lung capacity and oxygen intake

One of NASA’s landmark research studies shows that jumping on the trampoline increases cellular oxygenation. Oxygen is the most vital nutrient for the human body. Jumping helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy. A highly oxygenated body is inhospitable to disease germs and rogue cells, which are anaerobic, meaning they cannot survive in a highly oxygenated environment. Regular jumping on the trampoline energies your body and increases its resistance against colds, flus and other diseases.

9. Jumping aids in weight loss

Jumping on the trampoline has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, and help to keep your weight down. Your metabolic rate remains elevated for up to 24 hours after you get off your trampoline. Rebounding is an extremely efficient calorie burner. Because of its many health benefits, it is a good exercise to incorporate into your weight loss plan. Improved lymphatic circulation which aids elimination of waste and toxins, also helps you to attain your weight loss goals quickly.

10. Jumping improves mental capacity and promotes mental health

Frequent rebounding improves blood circulation. This allows an abundance of fresh oxygen to the brain, promoting mental sharpness and focus. Cross patterning activities on the trampoline, where movement performed on one side of the body is repeated on the other side, enhances communications between to the 2 hemispheres of the brain. This improves mental capacity and is known to help children with reading and writing.

Jumping on the trampoline also imparts a sense of well being. It triggers the release of endorphin, the “feel good” hormones to lift your moods, and to promote optimism and self confidence.

Jumping is for everyone!

Jumping on the trampoline is so simple, anyone can do it. Gentle bouncing without leaving the trampoline mat provides all the health benefits of rebounding and is suitable for the young and the convalescing. You can rebuild your health with regular rebounding in your home or workplace on a quality mini trampoline, such as the Jumping® Profi trampoline.

Jumping® Fitness is an aerobics rebounding program designed to improve the health of your heart and to strengthen every part of your body. It is created to bring your health and fitness to the next level! Join a Jumping® Fitness class today!


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This Post Has 39 Comments

  1. Great post! I use a rebounder at home as a daily exercise routine and have seen a big improvement in my overall health. Just feeling better day to day is worth the 20 minutes of (fun) exercise in the morning!

  2. Great to see an article that is outlining the health benefits of trampolines. I am an owner of one and my kids enjoy doing this activity without noticing that they are doing something good to their body which is a win / win situation.

  3. We all know about the trampoline and already using it, But maybe few peoples are not aware of its benefits, Thanks for taking initiative and write an article for us. No doubt Article is awesome Great work.

  4. It got me when you said that jumping on a trampoline will be able to help us lose weight. As you said, it can eliminate waste an toxins due to the improvement of the lymphatic circulation. With that in mind, I will be getting my family into this activity since most of us have been getting fat these days. I guess it might be because we are getting old, and our metabolism is getting slower.

  5. Thanks for explaining why it could be beneficial to jump on a trampoline. I actually had no idea that it could help strengthen ocular nerves. I’m kind of interested to learn if this means it could be important to jump on a trampoline regularly if your family has a history of eye problems.

  6. Kids love to jumps here and there. But It’s cause injury. For safe jumping and make more fun for kids, a trampolines is really essential. Thanks for such a helpful guideline

  7. Hi, Thanks for your great article. Actually, My kids are zeal of playing with the bounce trampolines house. When I see their joy knew no bounds then, I feel very happy. I think they are much more secure than the toys you might give your kids. Toy parts can be harmful if swallowed and this is not the case with any bouncy products. My doctors have also said that kids who want to grow taller should be consistent in jumping and reaching for higher objects this stretches out the bones improving their height.

  8. Nice Collection! I My kids lover to jump and clime on wall every time. I need a comfortable bike trampoline for my 3 years baby. This collection really amazing to choose best one. Thanks for such a lovely collection. really helpful guide.

  9. Everyone knows that Trampoline is a big deal to exercise every part of the body and jumping on a trampoline is a funny and enjoyable game which children enjoy a lot. Along with this, thanks for sharing this great informative post that encouraged me to buy a trampoline and hopefully will buy in a couple of months also.

  10. I had no idea that rebounding on a trampoline strengthens your bones and muscles without injuring your weight-bearing joints. I would love to get a trampoline for my family. I know my kids would love it, I just hope I’d be able to get on one without breaking it.

  11. Hello, very good article, Thank you! Are there any videos that you would recommend for rebounding exercises?

    1. Hi Mark, there are many high quality excercise videos on Youtube by Jumping Fitness Official. If you like full class virtual classes, we have free ones at https://video.mindbody.io/studios/465008/videos by Jumping Singapore instructors. You could also subscribe to our on-demand virtual class library where we have over 40 hours of full-hour jumping fitness virtual classes.

  12. […] Health benefits: Jumping on a trampoline for even 10 minutes is equal to half an hour of running. It helps with cardiovascular health, helps body detoxify by increasing the blood circulation, strengthens the immune system as well as increase your energy levels. It is a fantastic way to get the children active so as to avoid childhood obesity. Jumping also helps diabetic people with their energy levels. See this excellent post about the 10 ways jumping on trampolines can benefit the over all health. […]

  13. I didn’t realize that jumping on a trampoline can strengthen the bones and muscles and doesn’t wear out your joints. My brother was talking to me the other day about how he wants to find new ways to exercise so he can get in better shape this summer. I’ll let him know that trampoline workouts offer a lot of health benefits without wearing out his joints.

  14. It’s incredible that all 638 muscles are in use when you bounce! I can see how trampolining can help work out the whole body. Thank you for explaining how jumping helps the body detoxify by stimulating lymphatic circulation. I wasn’t aware of all the health problems a weaker lymphatic circulation system could cause. It’s good that trampolining can play a part to help. It can improve our bodies while being really fun and exciting as well. Of course, there are many other benefits too like improving your eyesight, burning calories, and working out your entire body. This article that I found (https://www.fitnesssolutionsplus.ca/blog/rebounding-for-weight-loss/) explains the benefits of rebounding as well, while also busting some myths at the same time.

  15. This was great, I didn’t know rebounding had this many health benefits! I’m not sure if rebounding will aid in losing weight more quickly than other forms of cardiovascular exercise but I read more about how different exercises are appropriate for different people and their lifestyles on https://www.fitnesssolutionsplus.ca/blog/rebounding-for-weight-loss/. It compares walking and rebounding and the differences and similarities of both. I also didn’t know rebounding could improve vision, I’m glad I read your article.

  16. Trampoline is great for health and jumping practice. I use it for my kids, they feel very excited. Thanks for sharing this great informative post that encouraged me to buy a trampoline

  17. Rebounders are mini trampolines that are close to the ground, making them more stable and secure. They’re specifically designed for individual aerobic exercise. Outdoor trampolines have a higher weight capacity and give you more space to move.

  18. Thanks a lot for sharing such a great piece of article! I found it a good helpful write-up with a good sound and explanation. Here I have seen some valuable ideas that are definitely helpful for every kid or child who loves jumping on a trampoline. Please keep sharing more updates!

  19. My gym does rebound classes, would it be safe to take part with soft tissue injury to both ankles? The internet (as always) has very conflicting answers! I did do the classes before my fall, but am worried to start again in case I make it worse.

    1. Hi Mel, you should consult your doctor about whether you are fit to exercise at this point. In general, we do not recommend anyone with existing injuries to join our classes. But gentle rebounding at home for a therapeutic effect may be useful to support your healing. Nevertheless, you should consult your doctor.

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