Top 10 Trampoline Myths and Facts

There was a time when children used to spend a lot time playing outside. But now times have changed and most of the kids are engaged in indoor games. Most of the parents are very worried about the fact that their kids are just not getting to exercise. This has increased the cases of obesity even among the kids in the United States. So the major challenge which a lot of parents are facing is to find out different ways of enticing the children so that they leave their electronic gadgets and leave the couch. So if you have been planning to get a trampoline to find a solution of all your worries then there can be quite a lot of questions on your mind. There are several myths regarding these trampolines which need to be debunked and this is what I will be trying to do here. Read the article to find solution of various questions which can be on your mind. Trampoline Myths are in the minds of many people, this article is an attempt to bring you closer to facts than myths.

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How to Find the Right Accessories for Your Trampoline if You Don’t Know the Brand

trampoline accessoriesIf you are one of those who like to keep things really simple, then I am very sure that you must have purchased all the regular pieces for the trampoline alone. But I can tell you from my personal experience that after maybe a few weeks, months or years you will feel the need of adding some fun accessories to your trampoline. Maybe you will not feel the need of adding any of the bells or whistles, but there will be definitely the requirement of replacing those worn out parts at some point of time. Or maybe you will feel like incorporating some additional safety feature like a safety enclosure. Whatever may be the reason, the point to be noted is that you will have to find the right kind of accessory or part for the trampoline.

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Should I Buy a Round Trampoline or Rectangular Trampoline?

Selecting a trampoline is not a very easy task, especially when you have to consider the shape. This choice gets even more difficult if you are buying a trampoline for the first time. It is very important to make a selection between the rectangular or round trampoline. The shape of the trampoline is one of the major factors that need to be considered before you buy a trampoline for your family. Listed below are some of the major differences which can be of great help while selecting between the two shapes.

It is very important to consider the weight limitation of the two types of trampoline.

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Can Trampolines Help You Lose Weight?

jumping benefitsYou will be surprised to know that your total weight loss depends on a lot of factors like metabolic function. One of the major factors which determine weight loss is the ration of the total number of calories consumed to the total calories burned. Several studies reveal that if you jump for about one hour on trampoline you burn at least 240 calories. But I must state here that the calories you burn will eventually depend upon the total calories consumed by you and how regularly you jump on the trampoline. I feel that bouncing on a trampoline is a great way to lose weight as it is an absolutely fun way of working out. This makes purchasing a trampoline from the fitness point of view, a great choice.

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How to Care for Your Trampoline

take care of trampolineWhen you plan to purchase a new trampoline for the family it is very important to give importance to proper maintenance and care of the equipment. So you need to understand that you need to keep a few simple rules in mind. For instance, for taking care of the mat it is recommended to take off your shoes while you are climbing the trampoline. Also the number of the jumpers climbing the trampoline needs to be limited to add life to the springs and the mat. The accessories need to be taken care of like you should not climb the safety netting. Such rules are important for complete safety of the family and for increased life of the trampoline. Listed below are some of the important points that need to be kept in mind for the trampoline care.

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How to Measure a Trampoline of Any Shape?

Trampoline Frame

Trampoline Frame

If you have a trampoline at home, which has lost its tags or an old trampoline and you need to replace its parts then it can be a tricky situation. The main question which will come to your mind is basically where to start from? One of the best and surest ways of doing so is to accurately measure your trampoline. This will be of great help in replacing the parts even if you are unaware about the trampoline’s brand. These measurements can be used for looking for the specific parts of different brands which are of the similar size and shape. This measurement also plays a major role in moving the trampoline outdoors or indoors. It is important to understand that the different steps of measuring the frame and mat of the trampoline vary according to their different shapes.

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Tips for Selecting a Suitable Trampoline Size for Your Backyard

Trampoline Size

Trampoline Size

Mostly it is witnessed that if you are planning to buy an outdoor trampoline, then you already have a size in mind. It is very important to gather correct information regarding the front as well as the backyard of your house so that you can choose the most appropriate trampoline. Like any other piece of furniture a trampoline which is very big in size will look a misfit and can clutter the entire area. I feel that the 10-foot trampolines which are easily available in the market fit well in the small yards. On the other hand the 12 feet and the larger trampolines are suitable for yards having large area. Listed below are some of the tips which will prove to be of great help in choosing the best size for your trampoline.

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How Safe are the Trampolines for Children?

As a parent, we are worried about the fact that our children are spending most of time playing with their phones and gadgets indoors. A lot of their time goes in texting and they do not have time to make eye contact. It’s not the children who are not active. They want to find something which is fun and not competition. Something which does not involve schedules and practice sessions and they can easily have fun while being in the house backyard. Some sort of activity is required for keeping them fit and something which can be enjoyed by the entire family. So then you think of buying a trampoline for the house.  But the main matter of concern is whether these trampolines are safe for your children or not?

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