Jumping on a mini-trampoline can give your workout a literal boost, as well as help you lose weight. Mini-trampolines are widely available in fitness centers, sporting goods stores and general merchandise stores, and many models are inexpensive. Weight loss is just one of the many benefits of trampoline jumping, also known as bouncing.
Bouncing for a prolonged period increases your heart rate while burning calories. Regular aerobic exercise can improve your fitness level in general, improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen the muscles you use during training. Bouncing on a mini-trampoline can increase your metabolic rate, which means you’ll continue to burn calories at a higher rate, even after you’ve finished jumping.
Burning calories by bouncing can help you work towards your goal of losing weight. If you weigh 160 pounds, For example, jumping on a mini-trampoline can burn 7.2 calories per minute, according to Jump Start Trampolines, which translates to 432 calories per hour.
Jumping on a mini-trampoline provides a series of physical and mental benefits. Repeated rebound works on your balance, coordination and bilateral motor skills, which are skills that are activated automatically as your body reacts to maintain balance and coordination of your movements during the jumping session. Because bouncing is a weight-lifting exercise, it strengthens bones and muscles, especially with the repetitive movement of landing on the platform of the trampoline. In the mental part of things, the rebound can help with self-confidence and a well-deserved break from the stagnant training routine.
Rebound weight loss can only come if you burn more calories than you consume. Since each pound is worth 3,500 calories, your body needs to burn an additional 3,500 calories over the calories you use for daily functions to lose one pound. This means that you would have to jump at least eight hours to burn a pound of weight. The jump in mini-trampoline also comes with several security measures. The trampoline has to be firm, stable and strong enough to support the weight and strength of your bounce. You will also need a lot of space to jump, with a high ceiling and enough space around the trampoline to avoid hitting the windows or walls.