Jump around, jump around, jump up and burn calories?
If you were planning on going for a run tonight, you may want to consider jumping on a trampoline instead.
“I saw a story earlier in the week that suggested that it is a healthier option than jogging, where do you stand on this?” asks Bruce.
Even if you’re just bouncing up and down, “statistics say that (in) about 10 minutes of trampolining you can burn up to… what you would (burn while) jogging (for) 30 minutes,” says Martin Zacharias, the head physiotherapist at the University of Calgary.
“You’re kidding me?” says Bruce. “And it’s way more fun than jogging.”
Besides burning calories quicker, “it’s absolutely a viable alternative because it reduces impact up to about 80 per cent on the joints,” says Zacharias.
Bruce began the interview thinking that a trampoline was mostly a place to goof around, but Zacharias altered that by the end.
“I don’t even think that all these parents who have these trampolines in their yards, for their kids, realize what kind of workout their getting,” says Bruce.
Zacharias says trampolines are also good for adults who have hip or knee pain, or are undergoing physical rehabilitation.