Jumping On Trampoline Good As Running For Fitness

September 26, 2016

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Ok, so running, yoga and Zumba aren't your idea of fun fitness.  How about jumping on a trampoline? A new study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) finds that bouncing on a mini trampoline for less than 20 minutes is just as good for you as running, but feels better and is a lot more fun.  Trampolining is a moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise with about the same physical effects as running six miles per hour, biking, or playing football, basketball or ultimate Frisbee, say the authors of the study.  They gave a group of 24 fit college kids a mini trampoline and a trampoline exercise video. They measured the jumpers’ heart rates and oxygen expenditure every minute. Although it is a vigorous exercise, those who participated rated it as more fun that work!

SOURCE: Time

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