Rebounding involves an interplay with gravity. When we dive into the bouncy trampoline mat, at the lowest point, a multiple of the earth's gravitational force acts on us and our entire body is exposed to these forces of acceleration. At the highest point of the jump, we experience a brief moment of weightlessness. The whole process is beneficial to our health, because not only does our cardiovascular system have to work and also every single muscle in our body is activated, but trampolining is above all one thing: a real happiness booster. Find out now what benefits this brings and what happiness hormones do to us!
How do happiness hormones work?
Happiness hormones, also known as endorphins, are chemicals produced naturally in the body that act as natural painkillers and stimulants for feelings of happiness. They are produced and released by neurons in the brain when we have positive experiences, such as exercising, laughing or eating. Endorphins also have a calming effect and can reduce physical as well as emotional stress.
What does a trampoline have to do with it?
Jumping on a trampoline has a number of effects on the body. The bellicon is not an ordinary garden trampoline because it is not suspended with steel springs but with a soft bungee ring system. This means that you exercise more gently on your joints because there is no hard recoil. Due to its size, the mini trampoline is also the perfect companion for your home.
Exercising on a trampoline is a complex and varied movement that involves a combination of jumping, bouncing and absorbing energy, which in combination send the body a rush of happy hormones:
Push off: The elastic jumping mat helps you catapult yourself into the air during the push-off movement. The movement activates your entire body musculature, you tense up and begin your jump.
Jump: For a very short moment, when your feet leave the mini trampoline, you are in weightlessness. You feel the lightness and freedom of this moment of flying. Your muscles are relaxed at the highest point of the jump.
Landing: The landing on the trampoline is just as important as the jump itself. To achieve a smooth landing, you need to catch and absorb the energy - your muscles tense up again as you sink into the mat.
Absorption of energy: the bungee ring suspension as well as the soft mat of the bellicon serve to absorb and store the energy, which enables a soft landing and challenges and promotes your muscles down to the depths.
Through the interaction of tension and relaxation of the muscles, they are not only properly stimulated down to the depths, but the movement also releases a large portion of happiness hormones - you feel free and weightless.