Fad diets appear with the regularity of new TV shows. Yet the number of people who are overweight doesn’t seem to get any smaller. Besides the obvious fact that hungry is not happy, the truth is that dieting alone won’t give you the body you want – or help you keep it. Exercise is just as essential to weight management as healthly eating.
The U.S. National Weight Control Registry offers a lesson in staying lean: Of the 10,000 and more people who have lost an average of 30 kilograms and kept them off for more than five years, almost nine out of ten used exercise along with dieting to reach their goal. Bouncing on a bellicon® provides an ideal full-body workout to get you trim and keep you trim.
Of course, the fact that healthy eating goes hand in hand with exercise is nothing new. But what might change things for you is discovering that making a habit of getting on your bellicon® is much more fun than only eating lettuce leaves. In fact, you’ll love it so much you won’t want to miss a workout.
So you believe burning calories is hard labour? Not on a bellicon®. Instead of feeling like you’re doing time, you’ll have so much fun on the bellicon® exploring a wide range of exercises, your session will fly by. And since you can easily adjust the pace and duration of your exercise, you’ll be astonished to discover that instead of feeling exhausted afterwards, you’ll be invigorated.
A bellicon® is all about getting your workout to work for you. Move your mini trampoline indoors or out, bounce barefoot or in shoes – the choice is yours. When you work out is also entirely up to you. Since our exceptionally sturdy frame, which can support up to 200 kilograms, is practically silent, there’s no such thing as too early or too late for exercising.
Bouncing on a bellicon® will change your view of working out. Health and fitness suddenly become fun.
We credit the success of the bellicon® to the fun factor. The reason is that exercising to lose weight is less about intensity and more about regularity.
Rebounding is an extremely efficient calorie burner. Studies show that this form of cardiovascular exercise raises your metabolic rate for up to 24 hours after you get off your mini trampoline, whether you’re working, relaxing or even sleeping.
By bouncing more often – in between meetings, errands and your favourite TV shows – you’re telling your body to burn fat and produce more energy. This surge in metabolism will help you to not only lose weight and relieve stress, but also to boost your strength, vitality, mental alertness and immune system.
For most of us, even those with health problems, light physical activity is a lot better than none.
On a bellicon®, you decide on the intensity of your routine. Which is why you can start getting in shape today, irrespective of your current fitness level. It also means your mini trampoline can do different things for different family members with varying levels of health and fitness.
We would all like to be able to just wish the extra kilos away in an instant. But research shows that steady, gradual weight loss (between half and a kilogram a week) sets you on the path to keeping it off. As the names imply, crash diets and quick programmes are not a permanent fix. Staying in shape is about adopting a lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.
Whenever you’re ready, the bellicon® mini trampoline lays that leaner, healthier, more active and vibrant life at your feet.
Just like muscles, healthy bones need exercise to stay strong. Physical activity and routines that involve supporting your own body weight infuse bones with calcium, making them stronger.
If you suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia, there’s no better way to increase your bone density than rebounding on a bellicon®. That’s because bouncing is the ultimate weight-bearing workout. Your body shifts between experiencing weightlessness and up to four times normal g-force, stimulating your bones to rebuild.
While there is no medical treatment for age-related loss of muscle mass – known as sarcopenia – you don’t just have to watch yourself waste away.
Aerobic and resistance exercise together with a high-protein diet can help to reverse the effects of aging by rebuilding underused muscles, boosting energy levels and improving stamina.
Best of all, you won’t drag your feet over getting your low-impact cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercise on a bellicon®. That’s because making the healthy choice has never been this much fun.
By far the most common of the many forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage at the ends of bones wears down over time. With the pain that sufferers experience making even everyday activities a challenge, exercise often seems a leap too far.
But hopping on a bellicon® can be one of the best things you can do for your condition. Gentle, low-impact rebounding tones muscles, lubricates joints, improves flexibility and can even relieve arthritis pain.
Everyone knows how exercise, as it increases the flow of blood and oxygen, helps the cardiovascular system, but we don’t often consider how it benefits the lymphatic system.
Our lymphatic system is responsible for taking the toxins, bacteria, dead cells…as well as cancer cells…that our immune system targets and removing them from our body. Since it has no pump, it needs motion and gravity to force the thick lymph fluid through our system.
If you’ve ever watched a toddler learning to walk, you’ll know that balance improves with practice. On a bellicon®, you’re giving your brain a refresher course in equilibrium. That’s because the repetitive motion of bouncing renews nerve pathways to your muscles.
Rebounding also steadies you by building core muscles, leg muscles and ankle strength – all of which are essential for balance and good posture.
Of course, balance is not the only thing that a bellicon® workout improves. You’re also getting a boost to your health and fitness all rolled into one.Read more details about this health benefit here
Discs and joints are no different from the rest of your body. To remain healthy, they need exercise. The spongy tissue inside a disc is saturated in water. For the disc to receive nutrients, this liquid must be wrung out and replaced. Besides facilitating this process, physical activity also helps maintain joints’ flexibility and range of motion.
Bouncing on a bellicon® gives you the energising, low-impact workout that your spine as well as the rest of your body needs to let you walk as tall and straight as you did in your youth.