When your back hurts, it can make everything in your life a pain. Simple tasks like tying your shoelaces, carrying groceries or getting in your car become tough, if not impossible.
A bellicon workout is a great way to keep your back healthy and strong. Bouncing on the gentle, ultra-elastic bungees strengthens core muscles, lubricates joints, and improves balance and coordination. It’s an all-in-one solution for keeping you active and fit by keeping your back strong and pain-free.
For people with back pain issues, exercise extremes are the enemy. That’s because not working your back muscles enough can often be just as bad as overworking them.
This may come as a surprise to many people – including back pain sufferers - but if your back and core muscles are weak, they can’t help take the load off spinal discs and vertebrae. A gentle, low-impact workout on a bellicon® does a great job of building the muscles in the abdomen, pelvis and hips that are so important in supporting your back. Plus, it relaxes tight, overworked muscles and strengthens them at the same time.
The bone loss associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia can also lead to back pain. Here again, rebounding comes to the rescue. When bouncing, your body experiences up to two to three times normal g-force, which helps to rebuild bone density and prevents disease. Those forces will also keep your joints loose and flexible and help fluid circulate through your discs, keeping them healthy and supplied with nutrients.
The saying “everything in moderation” applies to exercise, too. Research consistently shows that medium-intensity exercise, not pushing yourself to the limit, is the best way to achieve fitness.
As the Mayo Clinic points out, this goes doubly for anyone with a history of back pain. They recommend regular, low-impact aerobic exercise that avoids straining and jolting your back. This allows your back muscles to gain strength and stamina, allowing them to function better.
Rebounding on a bellicon® also improves your balance and posture so that you maintain correct alignment. And the benefits don’t end there. Bouncing on the strong, pliable surface automatically engages your brain and inner ear, improving proprioception – your body’s awareness of its position in space. As with other brain functions, it’s use it or lose it. So keep rebounding and look forward to a steady improvement in your posture and balance.
If you suffer from chronic or acute back pain, be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. It’s also best to allow flare-ups of muscular pain to subside before returning to exercise so as not to aggravate the condition.
An estimated four out of five adults experience back pain at some point in their lives and the National Health Service spends more than £1 billion annually treating it.
Yet all it takes is a few lifestyle changes and most people could avoid the misery of back pain – or at least minimise its severity. By simply committing to a regular exercise routine that stretches and builds muscles, keeping your body healthy, limber and strong, you need never know back pain.
1. Strengthen core muscles that support the back.
2. Build stamina and keep joints healthy with light aerobic exercise.
3. Stretch to improve flexibility and correct alignment.
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Just like muscles, healthy bones need exercise to stay strong. Physical activity and routines that involve supporting your own body weight infuse bones with calcium, making them stronger.
If you suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia, there’s no better way to increase your bone density than rebounding on a bellicon®. That’s because bouncing is the ultimate weight-bearing workout. Your body shifts between experiencing weightlessness and up to four times normal g-force, stimulating your bones to rebuild.
While there is no medical treatment for age-related loss of muscle mass – known as sarcopenia – you don’t just have to watch yourself waste away.
Aerobic and resistance exercise together with a high-protein diet can help to reverse the effects of aging by rebuilding underused muscles, boosting energy levels and improving stamina.
Best of all, you won’t drag your feet over getting your low-impact cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercise on a bellicon®. That’s because making the healthy choice has never been this much fun.
By far the most common of the many forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage at the ends of bones wears down over time. With the pain that sufferers experience making even everyday activities a challenge, exercise often seems a leap too far.
But hopping on a bellicon® can be one of the best things you can do for your condition. Gentle, low-impact rebounding tones muscles, lubricates joints, improves flexibility and can even relieve arthritis pain.
Everyone knows how exercise, as it increases the flow of blood and oxygen, helps the cardiovascular system, but we don’t often consider how it benefits the lymphatic system.
Our lymphatic system is responsible for taking the toxins, bacteria, dead cells…as well as cancer cells…that our immune system targets and removing them from our body. Since it has no pump, it needs motion and gravity to force the thick lymph fluid through our system.
If you’ve ever watched a toddler learning to walk, you’ll know that balance improves with practice. On a bellicon®, you’re giving your brain a refresher course in equilibrium. That’s because the repetitive motion of bouncing renews nerve pathways to your muscles.
Rebounding also steadies you by building core muscles, leg muscles and ankle strength – all of which are essential for balance and good posture.
Of course, balance is not the only thing that a bellicon® workout improves. You’re also getting a boost to your health and fitness all rolled into one.Read more details about this health benefit here
Discs and joints are no different from the rest of your body. To remain healthy, they need exercise. The spongy tissue inside a disc is saturated in water. For the disc to receive nutrients, this liquid must be wrung out and replaced. Besides facilitating this process, physical activity also helps maintain joints’ flexibility and range of motion.
Bouncing on a bellicon® gives you the energising, low-impact workout that your spine as well as the rest of your body needs to let you walk as tall and straight as you did in your youth.