Getting Health Benefits with a Hopping Ball

Hopping balls are a great toy that children love to play with. One of the biggest surprises to many parents is that children of all ages will love to play on this ball and that doing so will grant them some great health benefits.

Hopping balls are those large exercise balls that are made out of thick rubber and have a handle attached so that a child can straddle the ball and bounce around while remaining in an upright sitting position. Although few children would be interested in the health benefits that can come from playing with a hopping ball on a regular basis, many parents should be excited about the potential that these balls have to help children cultivate an active lifestyle.

An active lifestyle is something which cannot simply be purchases in a store, even for ready money. An active lifestyle requires the individual to make decisions to act rather than remain inactive, so toys that are fun to exercise on help children make active choices more frequently.

People who are accustomed to living an active lifestyle usually have less health related problems and are often happy. Besides lessons in living an active lifestyle, playing with a bouncing ball can give your child some more immediate health benefits.

One of the best health benefits that children will gain from playing on a bouncing ball is better lymphatic health. Even though children don’t usually have anything but good lymphatic health, playing with a bouncing ball can still help.

The lymphatic system in the body could be compared to a waste removal service that operates on a cellular level. When the lymphatic system gets clogged or stale, entire body organs or limbs can begin to fill with contaminated lymphatic fluid which can lead to infection and other diseases.

Although the lymphatic system consists of a series of tubes that transvers the entire body, there is no pump or motor in place to circulate the fluids towards the body’s exits in the pores of the skin. The way that dirty lymphatic fluid is circulated to the pores is through a series of one-way pumps that require physical motion from the individual to activate.

This means that if a human were performing up and down motions such as bouncing on a rebounder or a hopping ball, the fluid in the tubes would move in one direction along with the bounces but would be kept from flowing backwards be the nature of the valves in the system.

About the author: Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape because she believes that taking care of your body is important. Having fitness equipment in your home is a great way to remind yourself to exercise, and she recommends for help with choosing a treadmill. You can follow her at Google+.