So, you are on your period, and you’re wondering if you can jump on the trampoline. Or perhaps your teen is wondering if it’s ok. Or maybe your teen has been invited to a trampoline park and is trying to figure out if it’s fine to go.
It is fine to jump on a trampoline on your period. Although, if you have cramps or feel nauseous, you might not want to. If you do jump on a trampoline whilst your period is heavy, you might want to use either a menstrual cup or tampon plus an ultra-thin pad to give an extra sense of security.
Let’s go into some of the nuances about jumping on a trampoline whilst on your period.
Can I Jump On A Trampoline On My Period?
If you feel like jumping on a trampoline whilst you are on your period, it is absolutely fine to do so.
Having said that, you might not feel like jumping, or even doing much, on your period. As the Mayo Clinic writes: “Many women have menstrual cramps just before and during their menstrual periods. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, menstrual cramps can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month.”
Whilst there aren’t a lot of period studies that focus on trampolines, there are a great deal that have looked at exercise in general, as well as running in particular. The impact on the body from running is fairly similar to bouncing on a trampoline. Both use core muscles, with various levels of impact with each footfall or bounce.
Runners can still run train and race on their periods. Gymnasts still train. Weightlifters still lift. Nothing bad happens. Using a trampoline will be fine, even on your period.
What Should I Use For My Period When Trampolining
If you’re going to be on a trampoline for a while, you’ll want something that feels safe and secure that you don’t have to run back and forth to the bathroom.
I’d recommend a menstrual cup and an ultra-thin pad or menstrual underwear. A menstrual cup can hold the equivalent of three super absorbent tampons.
If you use an ultra-thin pad, this will give you a sense of security that nothing is going to leak or spill.
You can also use Thinx Sports Period Underwear, which are shaped similar to jockey-style briefs for women. These absorb your period without feeling bulky.
Why Am I Too Tired To Trampoline On My Period?
Some teens and adults find that that they are too tired to do much, including trampoline. This is due to having low levels of estrogen and progesterone.
The Office on Women’s Health says that “On the first day of your period, estrogen and progesterone levels are at their lowest.” This means that you’re likely to be at your most tired. However, during the week of your period, the hormones begin to rise again, and you should feel more energy than before.
If you are feeling tired, pull back a bit on the level of exertion. You can probably still trampoline if you want, but you shouldn’t try to push through period-induced tiredness if you don’t have to.
Can I Go To A Trampoline Park On My Period?
It is absolutely fine to go to a trampoline park, and use the trampolines, on your period. You will need to remember to take enough sanitary products, whether a menstrual cup, tampons, pads or tampons, as they may not have a bathroom dispenser that sells them.
As long as you feel up to jumping on a trampoline, you can definitely jump.
The one proviso is how you feel. My sister used to have bad cramps, very heavy periods, and would even faint from time to time. If this is similar to your situation, you probably won’t want to go to the trampoline park. So listen to your body, and do what feels right.
Does Jumping On A Trampoline Make Your Period Come Faster?
In general, jumping on a trampoline will not bring your period on any faster. There is only anecdotal evidence that exercise can help your period come earlier. However, a study that looked at levels of physical activity couldn’t see any difference in menstrual cycle.
Will My Period Finish Faster If I Jump On A Trampoline?
Unfortunately, your period won’t finish faster if you jump on a trampoline. The blood is from the endometrial lining being shed slowly over 5-7 days. The bleeding stops when the lining is replaced by new cells, ready for another cycle.
You might have a slightly faster expulsion of the lining that has shed that day, however, you won’t shed the remaining lining that is still attached to your endometrial wall. This means that you won’t make your period shorter in duration.
It is fine to jump on a trampoline on your period. You can go to trampoline parks on your period, and feel free to jump. As always, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the right period protection for your time of the month.