A trampoline is the new ‘in thing’ for kids to have in their garden these days. Many parents dismiss it as just another childish fad, but perhaps we should look a little more closely at this one. After all, the benefits for both children and their parents are numerous.
For starters, a trampoline is fantastic for exercise and healthy living. We’re all worried about the growing levels of obesity in Britain and the fact that our children are nowhere near as active as they used to be (or we were!). Dietitians and scientists the world over have lauded trampolines for their healthy effects and fun exercise regimes that can be built around them.
Bouncing on a trampoline for five to eight minutes can burn off the same amount of calories as running a mile and is an awful lot more fun. If you want your children to be healthy, a trampoline is a fantastic option.
These days, there aren’t many things which will actually get children outdoors. With television, computer games and the internet ruling the lives of many children, a trampoline is a fantastic, fun item which all kids love. It will ensure they get outside in the fresh air and play as kids are supposed to, getting some great exercise at the same time. After all, if they’ve been exercising all day, they’ll sleep well at night! Trampolining is free, so you don’t need to worry about having to splash the cash in order to keep your children entertained at the weekends and through the school holidays.
With so many health benefits and the potential advantages in getting children outside and playing, a trampoline is the perfect item for any garden. They don’t need to take up much room, either. A trampoline can easily fit in the corner of any garden and most pack up flat when they’re not used, too. They’re relatively easy to assemble so you can easily take them down when you’re not using them and have your garden back just the way you want it. Many people still believe that trampolines are permanent fixtures which have to be dug into the ground and can’t be moved once they’re in, but this just isn’t true any more. Most trampolines are very portable and very quick to set up before use and take down after they’ve been used.
Buying a trampoline need not be expensive, either; especially not when you consider the enormous number of benefits to both your children’s mental and physical health and your own personal sanity. Not only that, but you’ll save a lot of money by not having to splash out on regular entertainment and new computer games for your children every five minutes! We may well be biased, but we’ve found that trampolines provide the perfect solution for a happy family life. After all, who’s to say that mum and dad can’t have a go, too? Go on. We won’t tell anyone!