In order to be fit and healthy kids need exercise. The problem is, if they don’t find exercise to be fun children aren’t likely to continue it. Many parents have found that by purchasing a trampoline, they have no trouble at all convincing their kids to get plenty of daily exercise!
Fighting FatToday’s kids are fatter than ever. If that sounds blunt, it is meant to be. Years ago, overweight kids were in the minority, but these days, you don’t have to look far to notice that a lot of kids and teens are considerably overweight. In fact, childhood obesity is now considered by many health experts to be the biggest risk factor for this entire generation of children. Statistics show that children born today represent the first generation in recorded history to have a lower life expectancy than their parents. That prediction does not have to prove true, however, but in order to turn it around, parents must make healthy eating and fitness high priorities for their families. Today’s parents have their work cut out for them when they try to get their kids up and exercising. Unfortunately, kids are often more inclined to watch a video or play computer games than they are to participate in a sport. Nonetheless, parents cannot afford to give up trying. For some families, something as simple as jumping on a trampoline can convince the children that they’d rather be exercising than playing video games.
Jumping to FitnessWhile there are certainly countless ways to get fit, few are more pure fun that bouncing on a trampoline. In addition to the fun factor, exercising on a trampoline offers a number of benefits:
- Improved balance, coordination, and flexibility
- Muscle development
- Efficient burning of calories
- Aerobic benefits, when working out for sustained periods
- Self-confidence builds as kids learn to master trampoline jumps and flips.
- Development of a healthy attitude about exercise
- Social contacts – the presence of a trampoline tends to attract neighborhood kids!