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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