We all want an immune system that’s fighting fit. Rebounding on a bellicon® is a great way to drill your body’s defences, especially as aerobic exercise is one of the key aspects of immune support – and it’s a lot more gentle than jogging.
The reason bouncing gives your immune system such a boost is that it effectively raises your metabolism and enhances cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation. This increased flow moves lymphocytes and antibodies – the troops – faster through your body, ridding it of impurities and invaders.
When you’re stressed, your immune system can take a knock. While it’s almost impossible to avoid life’s pressures, exercising on a bellicon® is a natural form of stress relief. The gentle up and down motion loosens tight muscles and lubricates joints, massaging away your day and helping you to get a better night’s sleep. At the same time, more oxygen is transported throughout your body and mood-enhancing endorphins are released, both of which leave you feeling calm and content.
The science behind the bellicon®
Your lymphatic system is a crucial part of your immune system. Bacteria, toxins and cancer cells collect in lymph fluid before being flushed from your body. Moreover, the system produces our body's ultimate weapon against infections and diseases: white blood cells!
Because the lymphatic system - in contrast to the blood circulation - does not have an active pump, it depends on our help, in the form of physical exercise. It is only by muscle contractions that the fluid in the lymph nodes is gradually pressed further. A bellicon® workout is one of the best ways to dramatically increase its flow rate and cleansing action.
Read more about how exercising on a bellicon® helps your lymphatic system.
What exactly is the immune system according to science?
The immune system can distinguish between normal, healthy cells and unhealthy cells by recognizing a variety of "danger" cues called danger- associated molecular patterns (DAMPs). Cells may be unhealthy because of infection or because of cellular damage caused by non-infectious agents like sunburn or cancer. Infectious microbes such as viruses and bacteria release another set of signals recognized by the immune system called pathogen- associated molecular patterns (PAMPs).”
Andreas Sperber, physiotherapy chief
'The pumping effect of the muscles accelerates the lymph circulation, which is also responsible for protecting our immune system.'
'Significantly fewer issues due to the bellicon®'.
'By training on the trampoline, my health problems have become significantly less. (If I don't jump a day, I feel the symptoms increase immediately.) Jumping in the morning gives me a pleasant clear and fresh feeling, as if every cell in my body wakes up, so I can handle the day better and perform better too. Jumping is therefore also a psychological boost.'
The best choice is always the one with maximum benefits and minimum drawbacks. Which is why we at bellicon have for years advocated the benefits of regular, moderate-intensity workouts on our mini trampolines. By “moderate”, we mean that your breathing and heart rates are elevated but you can still hold a conversation. The latest medical research proves that we were right all along. As a recent Duke University study shows,
this kind of lower-intensity workout is just what the doctor ordered for getting into shape, lowering blood pressure and sugar levels as well as burning excess body fat and keeping cholesterol under control. These findings are also right in line with the British and American Heart Associations’ recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise, divided into sessions of at least ten minutes and ideally spread throughout the week. Bouncing on a bellicon® is a healing detox made fun. At last, you’ll enjoy making the healthy choice to exercise.
The health benefits of bouncing on a bellicon® go way beyond just boosting your immune system. Not only are you working every muscle in your body. You’re also strengthening your bones, conditioning your cardiovascular system, improving your balance and even tuning up your cognitive abilities.
Just a few minutes of quality time on your bellicon® each day add up to a healthier, fitter and stronger body. You definitely won’t want to go back to the old you.
Regular training on the bellicon® mini trampoline has numerous positive effects on your entire body. Bouncing on this device not only effectively strengthens the cardiovascular system and all muscles, but also activates the metabolism of each cell. The moderate movement on the bellicon® also promotes the body's self-healing functions. This in turn has positive effects on some of our societal diseases.