Karting has a number of health benefits including an increased heart rate, strength building, improvements in reflexes and reaction time, and burning off calories to help aid weight loss.
These are supported by a study, conducted by a group of UK adults at the TeamSport Leeds track, which saw participants complete a track session wearing specialist heart rate monitors, which measured resting heart rate, the average heart rate increase during the session and calories burnt throughout the race.
The research found that the group burned an average of 358 calories per half hour while karting – almost 40% more than calories burnt through jogging. Trampolining for the same amount of time will burn 167 calories, meaning you will have to bounce for double the amount of time to see the same health benefits.