Trampolining can help burn a surprising amount of calories and will help keep you fitter too.
Even though the trampoline helps produce a lot of the ‘bounce’, your leg and trunk muscles have to work pretty hard to help you keep your balance and slow you down when landing.
Slowing you down is actually one of the most demanding activities you can ask your thigh muscles (quadriceps) to do!
So as well as great fun, trampolining is also really good for you.
Jumping up and down on a garden trampoline is a very popular activity across the region.
However garden trampolines are also one of the leading causes of attendance at Accident and Emergency departments in the city, so it’s really important your trampoline has a safety enclosure and that only one person uses it at a time.
Any activity that involves a lot of jumping will increase strength and suppleness (flexibility) in muscles and joints as well as getting you out of breath and working the heart and lungs.
Care should be taken for those with arthritis or artificial joints as vigorous jumping up and down can put a lot of stress on the joints and potentially injure them. Otherwise trampolining is a sport for all!
For information on preventing or recoveing from Trampolining injuries, visit our dedicated Trampolining Injuries page provided by Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic.