There are two main times of year when people contemplate their physical fitness: in the new year after the standard Christmas over eating and at the start of summer when people want to look their best on their beach holiday.
Starting out on the path to improving your physical fitness is a fantastic thing. You will look better, feel better and have better health. However you need to find a way to make a lifestyle of including exercise in your day-to-day routine.
The first port of call is usually to look into a gym membership. You will then most likely have to pay for direct debit for a yearlong membership. Gyms don’t like you paying according to how much you use the facilities because the best way to retain people is to tie them into a long-term membership.
If you find that the gym isn’t for you then you will end up paying for a year of membership you hardly use and not getting any further forward with your goals.
Some people prefer to do exercise at home and it may surprise you to know that trampoline exercise or rebounding provides a very effective method of cardiovascular fitness.
Research into trampoline exercise in a 2006 NASA research in the journal “Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine” supports says that rebounding is almost 70 percent more effective in fitness training than jogging for a same amount of time on a flat track.
People who have busy schedules can definitely use doing a more efficient form of exercise as they can get create a great caloric expenditure working on their fitness for the same amount of time and thus lose more weight.
Trampoline exercise is also a lower impact exercise on joints. This is because the impact of the acceleration and deceleration is absorbed by the bounce mat of the trampoline. If you are running on a hard surface like concrete then your joints will absorb more of the impact because there is less give. This means that if you exercise regularly on a trampoline as opposed to jogging it will cause less long-term damage to your joints and bones.
You will find that an 8ft round trampoline is the best option for families with young children. This is due to the fact that the kids can use it for play as well as the parents being able to perform their rebounding exercises.