"The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones." The New York Times, November 11, 2009
For bones to increase and maintain their density, they require the application of weight-bearing force. The best way to do this is to work against gravity. That makes jumping the natural way to build bones.
When performed correctly, weight-bearing exercise puts just enough pressure on bones in order to stimulate them to produce new cells to replace old ones and absorb calcium, making them harder. This is exactly what happens on a bellicon® – without the hard jolt of landing on the ground.
Without proper diet and exercise, bone density deteriorates over time, leading to symptoms such as back pain, stooping and fractures.
Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength and mass of bones, making them fragile and susceptible to fractures. Although it’s most common in middle-aged and older women, osteoporosis can effect both men and women of any age.
It’s estimated that almost three million people in the UK have osteoporosis. What’s more, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will be treated for a break resulting largely from poor bone health.
From weightless to as much as four times g-force with every bounce
It’s hard to believe that each gentle, fun-filled bounce on a bellicon® creates up to four times g-force in resistance. And that’s great for strengthening bones.
Bouncing on a bellicon® creates up to three times normal g-force, which is just the weight-bearing resistance that your bones need to rebuild and remain strong.
The success of the bellicon® in increasing bone density motivated Dr. Joachim Schulz of Germany to research its effects on osteoporosis. He found that twelve weeks of training on a bellicon® can largely halt the disease’s progress. And the benefits also extended to improving patients’ coordination and reflexes significantly – which also helps to prevent breakages. Continued exercise on the mini trampoline kept bone density levels stable.
So do your bones a favor and jump on a bellicon®. The sooner you start bouncing, the better you’ll feel today, tomorrow and in future.
Rebounding can stop osteoporosis and osteopenia in their tracks, but what’s even better is that it can prevent them completely. Since the chances of developing osteoporosis or osteopenia are so high, why wait for your bones to become brittle or for the first signs of declining density to show. Invest in your health with a bellicon®. You’ll be rewarded with a fit and healthy body as well as strong bones.