How your health is affected by being overweight
According to Foodwatch, more than 2 billion people worldwide are overweight or are suffering from obesity. In the media, this topic is often only addressed in terms of visual appearance. How we perceive ourselves and how we are perceived by others plays a major role when it comes to our psychological well-being. However, your health, as opposed to your looks, is a much more powerful argument for living your life at a healthy weight. Being overweight for a long period of time can have grave consequences for your health. On top of an increased risk of diabetes, the risk of heart disease and the possibility of having a heart attack are greatly increased. Because excess fat puts stress on our bodies, many overweight people suffer from joint diseases such as arthrosis.
In addition, being overweight can cause shortness of breath, as our lungs aren’t designed for this type of strain.
Two of the most common causes of obesity are a poor diet and lack of exercise. Our bodies need a balance between consuming food and a way to burn the calories consumed. If this balance gets out of sync over a long period of time, an excess amount of calories will result. The body stores more fat. Therefore, in order to lose weight, it’s important to do more than just restore this balance. Even though a balanced diet helps a lot, you also need to focus on having a calorie deficit. That means that you need to burn more calories than you take in. People should therefore both exercise and change their diet in order to lose the most amount of weight.
5 reasons why you should use the bellicon for weight loss exercise:
Lose body fat more effectively
If you compare trampolining with other types of exercise, like jogging, fat loss has been shown to be more effectively achieved using a trampoline. This was proven by a study that was published in the International Journal of Sport Science.
As a result of a slight shift in gravity when you bounce on the trampoline, all of your muscles are in a state of alternating contraction and relaxation. Trampolining is therefore good for stamina, trains your cardiovascular system and stimulates your metabolism.
Fun and relaxation
Starting to exercise and, ultimately, sticking with it is often difficult. Especially if your body throws more hurdles in your way. That’s why the fun factor of exercising with a trampoline shouldn’t be underestimated. You release hormones when exercising on the bellicon trampoline that keep you relaxed and motivated. This makes it easier to keep going.
Easy on the joints
After a while without it, exercising is difficult – and even more so if you’re overweight. Thanks to the patented rope ring technology that makes up part of our trampoline, your joints will be under less stress. As a result, you can tackle weight loss without worrying about any extra pain or injuries.
Up to 200 kg of body weight
Our mini-trampoline’s bungees adapt to hold your weight. That means you can exercise at any time – at up to 200 kg.
Take charge of becoming fit and healthy (again).
Successfully reaching your weight loss goals and seeing the first results after a regular exercise routine will boost your self-confidence. We know the beginning is hard, but sticking with it is worth it. Regular exercise doesn’t just have a positive effect on your metabolism and on your body, but on your mind, too. Once you get used to regular exercise, it will only get easier.
You’ll have more fun and a lot more energy during the day.
Drink lots of water
Water has no calories and no sugar, so it’s good for preventing cravings. Our bodies also need a lot of water so that its processes can function properly. About 2 liters a day is the recommended daily amount.
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables have vitamins, minerals and fibers that help take care of your body. That’s why the recommended amount is five portions per day. Lots of types of fruit can act as a good alternative to unhealthy snacks, as they fill you up but have less sugar than candy bars, chocolate, etc.
Avoid sugar and salt
Lots of artificially made foods, especially sweet drinks, contain a lot of sugar, which will send your blood sugar levels on a roller coaster ride. This makes it more likely to have cravings in between meals. What’s more, too much salt in your diet can increase the risk of heart disease.
Fat can be good
But not in the form of chips, burgers or excessive amounts of meat. Nuts, olives, vegetable oils and spreads, on the other hand, are healthier alternatives that will fill you up without derailing your progress.
Just 10 minutes a day will improve your well-being and fitness level in the long run.