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Trampolines conjure visions of five-year olds at a birthday party, jumping themselves silly. And if you have ever felt the urge to join the kids on the trampoline but hesitated out of fear of looking silly or injuring yourself, here is some good news. You don’t have to look for an excuse anymore because ‘bouncing’, ‘jumping’, ‘trampolining’ and ‘rebounding’ (all names for jumping on the trampoline) is one of trendiest ways to get fit – and it’s fun.
Although the benefits of trampolining have been under research for several years, its fitness potential has been fully appreciated only recently. According to research carried out by NASA, 10 minutes of trampolining produces the same heart rate levels and oxygen consumption as 33 minutes worth of running. Added to that, trampolining is less demanding on the heart, making it a more efficient exercise than running. Continue reading