Bouncing With Health is an important initiative aimed at promoting the many health benefits of trampolining in particular relation to fighting the ongoing problem of child obesity. Conceived by Trampled Underfoot Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of family trampolines, Bouncing With Health has the full backing of The British Heart Foundation, Britain’s foremost health charity. Bouncing With Health has also enlisted the support of England cricket captain Andrew Strauss and England rugby captain Lewis Moody, two people who know a thing or two about fitness!
Not only is trampolining fun for children, it is also a great way of keeping fit. As a heart and lung exercise it is 68% more efficient than jogging and its low impact nature means that it is great for building up bone and muscle in young children.
In 2010 it is estimated that 19% of boys and 22% of girls in England aged 2-15 are obese.
Over the coming months it is hoped that significant funds can be raised for The British Heart Foundation through the Bouncing With Health campaign. Individuals, groups and communities are being encouraged to arranged trampoline competitions, bounceathons and even attempt trampolining world records, with sponsorship proceeds all being donated to the British Heart Foundation to help fund their ongoing pioneering work into heart disease.