Jumping on the bed was an enjoyable activity when you were a kid (it still is, no judging). The fun only stops when you jump way too high to hit the ceiling or mum scolds you for causing creaking noises. But you keep on jumping, anyway.
It turns out that jumping, whether you’re doing it with a rope or a rebounder, has many health benefits. Physiology experts, even NASA, found out that rebound exercises not only strengthen cells, but also reduce the appearance of cellulites.
Below is a rundown of reasons you need to get a jumping rope or visit trampoline parks more often:
Jumping helps refine your motor skills; it develops your muscular coordination, flexibility and balance. It helps you build your bone mass. This means you get to prevent osteoporosis. As it’s an aerobic exercise, it will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory health. More importantly, it aids in the circulation of lymph fluid, which improves your immune system. It also cleanses your lymphatic system by eliminating toxins and other unhealthful chemicals.
Jumping relaxes the muscles in your digestive tract, which results in better digestion. It may be counter-intuitive, but jumping may help reduce and keep varicose veins at vein by smoothing out the circulation of blood down the vessel.
The Right Way of Jumping
There are no restrictions when it comes to jumping. But, that doesn’t mean you’re going to overlook the basics. For maximum efficiency, wear proper trainers if you’re going to jump rope. The right type of footwear will prevent strains and unnecessary amount of stress from getting into your muscles. Get yourself a small trampoline to control your bounce. Don’t take big jumps, as they will only make you tired. You may also visit trampoline parks for a guided approach. Do this at least 5 minutes at a time. Using a jumping rope for 15-20 minutes, on the other hand, may help eliminate calories from a chocolate bar.
Jumping has always been one fun activity. And it just became a lot more enjoyable now that you know it has health benefits you may not have thought of before.