Everyone knows that regularly using a trampoline is greatly beneficial to your body, but did you know that it is also a fantastic mental wellness tool? Here are just a few reasons why your trampoline can give you peace of mind!
- A simple backyard trampoline can improve your child's performance. Because dopamine (chemical messenger that helps in the transmission of signals in the brain and other vital areas) is linked to learning and memory, children who are struggling in their academic pursuits may comprehend their coursework better if they have just come off of the trampoline. Because the dopamine is still at a higher level, your child may be able to focus better and retain more information. The retention of academic information can greatly help your child improve his or her grades.
- Dopamine directly affects your the brain's reward centre and leaves the jumper with a positive mindset. His or her moods will be elevated whenever the jumping is completed, and will feel better mentally and physically. This is one reason why jumping on a trampoline can help alleviate mild symptoms of depression.
- Regularly using a trampoline helps your endorphins and feel-good hormones to be at a stable level. The more feel-good hormones you have, the happier you will feel! This greatly improves the health of all individuals and may have an especially profound effect on those with autism and other developmental disorders (Read More About Autism and Trampolines).
- Jumping on a trampoline burns off energy, which helps the jumper sleep better at night. Improved sleep patterns are linked to happier, healthier lifestyles.
Happy jumping, everyone!