A healthy mind with a healthy and active body is very important to lead a healthy and positive life. We as parents, should practice and encourage our kids to be physically active as much as they can. We are living in an era where technology is taking over a lot of our healthy time, togetherness and physical activities. Kids do love to play games and videos on tablet though in this growing age, they should be spending more time in physical games and activities.

If we add a lot of fun in physical activities to improve our children’s fitness, then they will involve and perform those activities with interest and will continue doing these activities later on. One of the best activity that all kids love to do is jumping and rebounding. Either they jump the rope, jump on a trampoline or bouncing castle or even on their mattress, they always love doing it and it is a very healthy activity for them. So, let’s have a look on health benefits of jumping and rebounding…

Persistence: As jumping on the rope or bouncy castle or even trampoline needs learning to balance our body until we become prefect in it. This Practice teaches our kids to be persistent in learning and doing different activities, even if they find it difficult and this leaning will benefit them in every step of life, as persistence and patience is needed in difficult and tough times.

Muscle Fitness: Jumping and rebounding help our little ones in strengthening of muscles and flexibility. Strong and flexible muscles are one of the basic thing we need for a healthy and successful life ahead.

Strong Bones: Rebounding can strengthen our bone density which helps us to prevent fractures & osteoporosis. It also strengthens our joints, tendons & ligaments which help us in participating and performing different physical activities and sports of all sorts.

Motor Skills: Jumping into the air stimulates our Brain to perform bilateral functions, which means that both sides of our brain started to function. This bilateral functioning of Brain helps us in mastering the motor skills by maintaining hand-eye coordination, body position and balance.

Healthy Heart: Rebounding and jumping strengthens our whole body including liver, kidneys, heart and lungs. It increases our heart rate and give our lungs and heart a great work out.

Body Balance & Posture: Jumping improves body balance and posture as by doing so, we are aware of our centre of gravity. This balance and posture also help us in participating in other activities and sports with efficiency and perfection.

Exercise with Fun: If your child wants to spend more time on screen watching rhymes and other stuff then jumping on trampoline or even on mattress might have some attraction for him/her. My daughter love to jump and sing five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bump his head, then she pretends and fall while jumping…or humpty dumpty sat on a wall, humpty dumpty had a great fall…. Well, jumping and singing rhymes & doing pretend falls is another great way of creating fun during rebounding….

 

Tip: While jumping on a large trampoline or 2-3 kids jumping in their own little trampolines, side by side, or while jumping on the bed, give your children a ball and ask them to pass it on to one another and play catch the ball. Or, you can ask your kids some interesting and brain storming question while they are jumping and ask them to answer. This will boost their physical health as well as mental health and intelligence along with motor skills to many folds that we can’t even imagine.

Well lovely parents, these are some health benefits of rebounding and jumping. All kids love jumping and playing around either its jumping a rope, or bouncy castles or trampoline…. jumping and rebounding always have a fun element in it along with a lot of health benefits. So, it is always very important to do activities with fun that can help in improving our children’s fitness, health and wellbeing. Please do share your thoughts and experiences about how we can improve our kid’s health with joy and fun & I would love to read your ideas as well…. :).

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I completely agree with everything mentioned in this article, it is so important to get children exercising daily. Not only that but to have them enjoy exercise, in school I always remember physical education class being like torture! But I know if someone had tried to make the classes fun I.e. playing a game of rounders instead of running laps etc it would have been way more enjoyable for me!
    My son loves to run around, I have no idea where he gets his energy from, he is absolutely non stop and I really hope to encourage this with him as he gets older, some great tips in this article that I will definitely be using as a parent!

  2. Thank you Colleen for your comments. Physical activity in very crucial for our kids. Kids usually like to run around, jumping and running, and that is what they need for their growth and health. We all should encourage our kids to play physical games and activities rather than sitting in front of screen for a longer time. Screen time has many hazards for our health as mentioned in https://kiddieversity.com/screen-time/.

  3. I also agree that it is important to get our children outdoors and away from the electronics to make sure they get their fitness. I had a trampoline in my yard when I was younger and I loved to flipped around on it. I didn’t know there were so many benefits to jumping. That is really neat. Thanks for another great article with lots of great parenting tips!

    • Hello Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your kind views on this article. You are right, now a days technology and gadgets has taken over our little kids health and well being, Jumping and rebounding is so magical when it comes to maintain our little child’s health and development, and it can be done indoors as well.

  4. Hi Sarah thank you for a great article..

    I think ALL parents need to read this as I feel it is very important for kids to do these activities.

    Sadly, technology has taken over and I see too many kids just sitting in front of their computers or tablets when they should be playing and exercising.

    As you quite rightly say it is up to the parents to make the effort and make these activities fun so kids want to do them.

    For me the best part of my childhood was being out playing with my friends and getting some exercise.

    I have bookmarked your site and will be visiting again.. keep up the good work!

    • Hi Moni, thank you so much for sharing your comments with us, you are absolutely right, physical activity is so important for kid’s development but sadly technology has taken over all the goodness of being physically active and play with friends.

  5. I couldn’t agree more. Kids really do need to be more active to stay fit and healthy and it’s our responsibility as parents to make sure they do.

    Although I am not at all against the use of gadgets as a form of entertainment for kids, I believe parents need to set boundaries. Allowing our kids to sit in front of the TV or PlayStation all day is not healthy at all. They also need to get moving, and jumping and rebounding are great fitness activities for them. Kids who never played outdoor are generally sickly and weak compared to those who were exposed to outdoor activities.

    True, all kids love to play around. When my sister’s kids were small, I used to look after them every weekends and they always enjoyed playing jump rope and hide and seek.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hello Alice, thank you so much for sharing your comments here with us on this important issue. You are absolutely right, kids need to be physically active and play and make friends but now a days every one is so busy with social media and chats. Aim of this and other article on my website is to encourage parents and kids to get involve in physical and healthy activities as much as they can.

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