New research, published in the German Journal of Sports Medicine (Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin) this February, reconfirms the effectiveness of rebounding exercise to significantly improve fitness, even when following a relatively light workout schedule.
In the bellicon blog post titled, “Avoiding Winter Weight Gain,” we referenced an article published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) about a winter weight gain study that first appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A new study, published in the International Journal of Sports Science, has concluded that rebounding exercise is twice as effective at improving aerobic fitness and 50% more efficient at burning fat than running. It also showed that exercising on a mini-trampoline increased vertical jumping ability.
The study was conducted over a period of 8 weeks with participants exercising three days a week and otherwise maintaining “their usual diet and lifestyle habits during the study period.”
The American Chiropractic Association’s website is a good resource for people with back pain. Not surprisingly, there’s an emphasis on the benefits of chiropractic along with a search function for finding a local practitioner, but they also offer very helpful information for back pain sufferers.
Lymph Notes and the National Institute of Health30.03.2014
Below are links to two different articles which describe how the lymphatic system functions. The first is from a very interesting website called “Lymph Notes,” and the second is from the National Institute of Health. The NIH page is actually about the immune system, but shows how the lymph system works within it. Both are clear and straightforward.
The “Textbook of Medical Physiology” is one of the the most respected and widely used textbooks for medical students. It’s popularity is due to the fact that it’s packed with an enormous amount of complex, technical information about human physiology, but it’s written so well, and phrased so clearly, that it’s accessible to people who may be new to the subject.
Darren Barker is a British boxer who, on August 17th, 2013, became the International Boxing Federation world middleweight champion. His first opportunity to gain the title had come two years earlier, but he lost the fight to Sergio Martinez in the 11th round.
Injuries, including a persistent problem with his hip, threatened to end his career, but rather than retire, he decided to change his training methods. He began working with Wayne Leal, whose methods, as far as professional boxers are concerned, are very unorthodox, including meditation, yoga...and bellicon rebounding!
"Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.” The National Institute of Health
The above quotation, used on our page about the immune system, is from an excellent article published by the National Institute of Health entitled, “Exercise and immunity.”
The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio28.03.2014
The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio both wrote compelling articles about detoxification and both make the point that exercise, not simply sweating, is the way to purify your system. But how?
The Los Angeles Times makes the point that sweat does contain trace amounts of toxins, via Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, a professor of dermatology at St. Louis University and founding member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, a medical group dedicated to the study and treatment of heavy sweating.
The Nemours Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases28.03.2014
The immune system is the umbrella term for an extremely complex process which involves specialized cells, several major organs and a complicated set of biological procedures designed to rid us of toxins, waste, and to defend us from microscopic biological threats.
Below are definitions from two different health resources: KidsHealth.org, which is a part of The Nemours Foundation; a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the health of children, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is a associated with the National Institute of Health. Both of these organizations have extensive online information and are worth exploring.