One of the best and easiest ways to lose weight is to jump on a trampoline.
Not only is jumping on a trampoline fun and something you can do with your kids, but the force used to bounce can help build muscle and burn fat quickly.
In fact, we actually have a heap of trampoline exercises on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
Keep reading to find out how jumping on a trampoline can help you and how much you need to do to lose weight…
How does jumping on a trampoline help you lose weight?
Do you ever feel sweaty and out of breath when you jump on the trampoline in your backyard with your kids?
This is because of the g-force that is used to bounce up and down firms up every part of your body, including your legs, thighs, arms and even your stomach!
Trampoline exercises are also convenient and enjoyable, and this may be beneficial to those who dislike exercising.
Plus, jumping can help improve your endurance and relieve stress as well as tension.
The added bonus is, that if you have any injuries, trampolining is usually easy on your body parts.
However, if you do have any injuries or concerns, we advise you to speak with your doctor.
Studies on losing weight while jumping on a trampoline
A small study featured in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that obese women lost weight through trampolining.
These women took part in a mini trampoline workout program for 12 weeks; they lost body fat, were fitter and also gained muscle and improved their blood pressure.
Meanwhile, another study by NASA found that trampoline jumping is 68% more efficient than running or jogging!
Experts found it the best exercise to rebuild the lost bone tissue of astronauts while they had been weightless in space.
How long do I need to jump on a trampoline for to lose weight?
Figures show that women can burn an average of 9.4 calories per minute during a trampoline workout.
What’s more, you can burn around 564 to 744 calories from 60 minutes of trampoline jumping.
One of the best ways to start might be doing 30 minutes a day.
******PLEASE make sure that you do not have ANY pelvic floor issues before attempting to workout on a trampoline******
It can often be hard to find the time to exercise with being a busy mum, the kids want to play with you, and you keep thinking to yourself, ‘I need to get a workout in’.
But now you can combine the two!
Did you know that a ten-minute jump on a Springfree Trampoline is as much of a cardio workout as a thirty-minute run?
We know which we’d find more fun!
7 health benefits of using a trampoline for exercise
If you thought trampolining was just for kids, you’d be wrong! There is actually a multitude of benefits for adults who exercise on a Springfree Trampoline.
Increasing your heart rate with 10 minutes of jumping a day will give you a great cardio workout, equivalent to a 30-minute run, and strengthen the muscles that are needed for a healthy cardiovascular system.
Jumping on a Springfree Trampoline actually burns more calories than running!
Gentler on Joints
Whilst running is high-impact and can cause stress on your joints, jumping on a Springfree Trampoline is actually a low-impact cardio exercise because the trampoline mat absorbs 80% of the shock.
It takes the pressure off your knees and prevents the jarring of your ankles and spine by removing the stress of a hard surface workout. So you can rest assured that you’re protecting your joints whilst still exercising your muscles.
Jumping strengthens your bones and helps prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
Improved Motor Skills
The combination of jumping high, maintaining balance and concentrating on executing the move will help to improve your motor skills – all in one go.
Jump for Joy
Being active makes you feel happy, positive and self-confident, and trampolining is no exception!
Endorphins, the positive mood-enhancing chemicals released during exercise, are triggered when jumping and help to improve your mental health.
After all, who can resist a smile when you’re jumping up and down?
As well as the cardio workout of jumping, keeping your balance and concentration on doing the move helps to improve your coordination!
Healthy Mummy trampoline workouts
The great news is that we’ve got two NEW fantastic Springfree Trampoline workouts on our app so you can experience the full benefits of working out on a trampoline.
You can access these amazing workouts, as well as HEAPS of recipes and fitness tools, by joining The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
You can learn more about Springfree Trampoline here!
You can also go in the draw to win a Springfree Trampoline here.