JustLuxe Magazine

Elisabeth Rushton 04.06.2020
bellicon review JustLuxe

"Like many gym bunnies, one of the things that I have missed most during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, family and friends aside, is my sports club. Exercise is essential for my mental and physical wellbeing, and I am hooked on my daily endorphin hit. At first, running around my local park was a stopgap solution, but not a sustainable one. First, it is weather dependant, and the British climate is far too fickle for routine running. Second, an old skiing injury has left one of my knees more susceptible to damage from pavement pounding. All the injection-wielding orthopedic surgeons I’ve spoken with over the years have told me that running really isn’t that good for a lot of us – even those without rickety joints. My facialist advises against it, too – it is “terribly aging”. I emailed her at the start of lockdown and mentioned my new running regime, and she warned me that, “any high-impact exercise, such as running, causes a jolt to the skin, which can tear up the collagen”. Not to mention, alfresco exercise can lead to premature aging due to overexposure to the sun’s damaging radiation, leading to uneven pigmentation, thickened skin, wrinkles, loss of volume and skin cancer." 

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Experiencing the bellicon

"One month in, I am rebounding on my bellicon every other day for around 45 minutes. I like to do it just after I wake up (I prefer to bounce on an empty stomach!) I either bounce outside in my garden, or indoors facing a wide-open window. I generally listen to audio books, music, or podcasts as the mood takes me, and it is supremely enjoyable. Unlike the slap of tarmac, the sensation you get with bouncing is elongating and expanding. It confers so many benefits: I can feel my core strengthening and my pelvic floor tightening (especially helpful after two children!) There are innumerable health benefits associated with rebounding – most notably better lymphatic drainage, strengthened bones and improved posture. After my workout, I feel invigorated, buoyant, and blithe. It is the most mood-enhancing way in which to start the day; I’m an endorphin junkie and I’ve never experienced anything like this before. My three-year-old daughter – the instigator of the trampoline-acquiring idea - is also a huge fan, and bounces on it multiple times a day (under close supervision).

I cannot recommend bellicon more highly. If you would like to feel totally uplifted, both mentally and physically, buy one. You’ll be delighted that you did."

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