5 reasons why rebounding (together) makes you happy

5 reasons why rebounding (together) makes you happy

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!
Woman smiles and is happy.
  • Inspiring time travel
    The bouncing movement on the trampoline doesn’t just have an enormously calming effect on us. Bouncing up and down reminds us of a feeling from the past. Lying in the cradle or rocking in the arms of our mothers. These memories trigger a moment of pleasure and happiness in us. Many of us feel transported back to our childhood. To a moment of happiness and exuberant fun. In addition, the feeling of standing on the trampoline for the first time is funny for most. We automatically have to laugh when we step on the mat - so here, too, we receive an extra dose of happy hormones.
  • Movement stimulates everything
    Movement stimulates everything! This is not an exaggeration, but a fact confirmed by science. Exercise not only stimulates the body, but also the mind. When physical activities take place, happiness hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin are released. This leads to a better sense of well-being and an elevated mood. In addition, exercise reduces the stress hormone cortisol, which contributes to better stress management.
    It doesn't matter what type of exercise you choose - from aerobics to yoga, anything can help release happy hormones and make you feel good about yourself. It's important to be physically active on a regular basis to reap the benefits.
  • Everything is better together
    Sport is a great way to stay fit and healthy. But it's not always easy to motivate yourself to exercise regularly on your own. This is where your social environment can play an important role. Going to the gym with friends or colleagues can be a great motivator and increase the enjoyment of physical activity.
    If you motivate each other to do sport, it is easier to stick with it. This way you can motivate each other when one of you is not feeling in the mood to work out, challenge each other and push each other to new achievements and of course celebrate this progress together. It's also a great opportunity to build your contacts and expand your social circle.
    Scientifically, this is called the 'Köhler effect'. This states that in a group we are more eager and above all more motivated to perform well. The Köhler effect is defined as a motivational gain in groups, which is particularly noticeable in the weaker group members. This is because they try harder than they would individually to avoid being responsible for a weak group performance. The higher performing group members also put in more effort to compensate for the performance of the lower performers. This results in a positive increase in performance for both sides.
Three people train together on mini trampolines.
  • A good deed for your body and mind
    Trampoline training has been shown to have positive effects on both the body and the mind. Not only can it help improve physical fitness and health, but it can also promote psychological well-being and mental health. Exercise can also help treat depression, which can promote mental health and physical well-being. This is as regular exercise can bring you more structure and clarity to your daily life, you release happy hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin during trampoline exercises. In addition to this, physical activity improves blood circulation, which leads to better oxygen supply to the brain and thus contributes to better cognitive performance.
  • New focus - New you
    Sometimes it is difficult to keep the focus on sport and physical activity, especially in times of high stress. It is important to set clear goals and develop a routine. A schedule that regularly integrates sport and physical activity into your daily routine can help you form a habit and maintain focus or stay more focused - because if you exercise, it's easier to stay focused afterwards. Exercise also has a positive effect on your creativity.
    Such a routine does not have to be extraordinary, enormously time-consuming or sweaty. Just 5 minutes of bouncing on the bellicon every day is enough to notice the first positive effects. So how about planning 5 minutes of happiness boosting bouncing before work? Or, in order not to sink into the end-of-work blues, don't go straight to the sofa, but bounce on your mini trampoline for another 5 minutes?

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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.
Elderly couple hug each other and are happy.

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.
A woman jumps happily on a bellicon mini-trampoline.
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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Are you ready for an extra portion of happiness?

Then configure your personal bellicon now and train yourself happy!