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Trampolining Vs jogging

So many people simply do not enjoy jogging or running, but see it as a necessary evil to getting fit…well no more! Surprising as it sounds, trampolining is a form of exercise which is better for you than jogging!

In comparison to jogging, trampolining is more effective, with a ten minute session providing equivalent benefits to a half hour run, yet, says NASA, also being 68% more effective! (2)

It is also without the physical stresses on the lower limbs and feet. The springs reduce the impact on the body and take out the strain. ‘G forces at work…can actually quadruple a jogger’s weight factor (For example, a 150 pound person while jogging can exert as much as 600 pounds downward pressure on weight-bearing joints each time a foot hits the ground) Using the trampoline takes up to 80% off the stress of your weight-bearing joints’ and is ‘a wonderful option for seniors, physically-challenged, those recuperating from accidents or injuries.’ (1)

And of course…most people will agree, it is much more FUN!

Trampolining can reduce cellulite

One of the lesser known, but more popular facts is that studies have shown that the activity of trampolining is one of the most beneficial methods to genuinely reduce cellulite. Yinka Thomas, a leading researcher in causes of cellulite, has stated, ‘(trampolining) is the only way to strengthen ligaments, tendons and connective tissue to improve cellulite as well as toning muscles…Rebounding (bouncing on a small trampoline) really is all you need to start combating cellulite.’(3)

NASA study

NASA…yes ‘the’ NASA who build spaceships…performed a study on some of its astronauts on trampolining and biomechanical efficiency and the results were unbelievable!

They found that;

". . . for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the bio mechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running

"While trampolining,…the ratio of oxygen consumption compared to biomechanical conditioning was sometimes more than twice as efficient as treadmill running."

“The G-force measured at the ankle was always more than twice the G-force measured at the back and forehead while running on a treadmill....While jumping on a trampoline, the G-force was almost the same at all three points, (ankle, back, forehead) and well below the rupture threshold of a normal healthy individual.”(4)

So who are we to argue with the experts, come and give it a go for yourselves!

Other known health benefits

  • Improves the circulation of the lymph through the lymph glands
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Stimulates your metabolism
  • Increases your oxygen capacity
  • Increases oxygen circulation to the tissues
  • Strengthens cells
  • Strengthens the heart
  • Improves your sense of balance & coordination
  • Reduce the chances of osteoporosis
  • Increases physical strength & flexibility
  • Firms and tones the muscles
  • And increases energy and sense of vitality

This all qualifies trampolining as an extremely beneficial form of exercise for almost everyone. Most of all though it makes you smile, laugh and is great FUN! This has proven health benefits in itself, as it generally means that you keep doing it if you enjoy it.

So what are you waiting for…come to Jump Nation and get fit!

And why not try one of our exercise classes, we hold 4 evening classes per week and one daytime class.

References

  1. Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980.
  2. The Miracles of Rebound Exercise; Carter, Albert E.; The National institute of Reboundology and  Health, Inc. Edmonds, Washington, 1979.
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-25491/Cellulite-cure.html#ixzz2risdEgGj
  4. Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980, which confirms many of the statements previously made in The Miracles of Rebound Exercise, 1979. The research was performed by the Biomechanical Research Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in cooperation with the Wenner-Gren Research laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

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