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…. :).