Why trampolines are so much fun

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Children all around the world love to jump on trampolines. Why? This paper presents the results of several years of research conducted by the UTS Faculty of Engineering into the characterisation of trampoline performance. It will discuss how the lack of a reactionary force leads to weightlessness as a child’s feet leave the mat and how the high G-forces that they pull when their feet return to the trampoline mat increase their naturally occurring endorphin levels. It will also discuss the health benefits for children that regularly play on a trampoline. Benefits such as cardiovascular, increased muscle strength, increased bone density, increase in their metabolic rate, improved balance and co-ordination, and improved circulation and lymphatic drainage.
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