AdamRonnieGemShred It UpUndercover CampingDoodle ZoneMy Kitchen FoolsMatesHot ShotsMonster SmashPocket ProtectorsShoutoutsBirthday ShoutoutsBe in our Audience!GamesShopLinks3 Amazing Facts about Trampolining:1. It’s an Awesome Workout
NASA (yep, the space agency) did a study that showed that ten minutes of trampolining is equivalent to 30 minutes of running… WOW!
2. It Builds Strong Muscles and Bones
The mat absorbs the g-force so it’s easier on your joints than running, and repetitive jumping builds bone strength and strong muscles.
3. It Makes You Smile
Jumping releases endorphins – the ‘feel happy’ chemicals in your brain. And the more you jump, the more oxygen flows around your body, making you feel energised and alert. Jump before homework and you’ll be thinking sharper!
BUT BE CAREFUL, trampolines can also be dangerous… here are some tips to help keep you safe.
Trampoline safety tips:
1. One Jumper at a Time
Most injuries happen when there is more than one person on the trampoline at a time. Make it a rule – ONE AT A TIME.
2. Leave the Fancy Stuff to the Pros
A leading cause of injury is when kids try the tricky stuff – flips and tricks. If you don’t have a good quality enclosure net and safety pads (or a Springfree which doesn’t need pads) then you should NEVER do flips & somersaults, and even if you do, you should learn the safe way to do them at a gym or trampoline club first.
3. Check Your Tramp for Safety
So many injuries happen when people fall off the trampoline. A safe trampoline will have a good quality enclosure net. Some nets don’t last well in NZ’s strong sunlight, so check for rips in the net and get them fixed. If you have a tramp with springs make sure you have good quality safety pads that cover both the springs and the frame. If you have a Springfree this is not something you need to worry about.
You can find more information about trampoline safety at www.springfree.co.nz