Reaching peak physical condition isn’t about pushing yourself, it’s about giving your body everything it needs to get there. And that includes time to rest and renew. Of course, sleep and relaxation are our main ways of unwinding, but some types of aerobic activity can also be extremely effective - like an easy, low-impact, low-stress session on the bellicon.
Take it from the Harvard Medical School, which reports, “Regular aerobic exercise will bring remarkable changes to your body, your metabolism, your heart and your spirits. It has a unique capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress.”
The human body isn’t designed to go from zero to sixty in seconds. As every professional athlete knows, it needs to be primed. A gentle warm-up on a bellicon® will get your blood flowing and prep your body for exercise. It not only loosens muscles, joints and cartilage but also lubricates your discs and vertebrae - allowing your body to react better to the challenges ahead.
When you’re done, you’re done, right? Not quite. A good cool down is important. Exercise increases your body’s demand for oxygen, sugars and nutrients, and afterward it needs time to relax, strengthen and rebuild. Just as the American Heart Association warns, ending your workout abruptly can not only cause muscles to cramp, but it puts a strain on your heart and cardiovascular system, which can be dangerous.
A few minutes of easy bouncing will transition your body into a refreshed and relaxed state and help your metabolism to normalize before you return to daily activities. And since bouncing on the bellicon is a very low-impact exercise, a gentle cool-down provides your muscles and joints with a soothing massage that will keep them loose and lubricated.
A workout is only as good as your cooldown. Let your bellicon® help you recover and rebuild so you can do it all over again.
Coming home after a hard day at work can feel as draining as returning from another planet. As it happens, NASA scientists found a remedy - one that works just as well for weary, stressed-out earthlings as it does for astronauts – a bounce on a trampoline.
A few minutes on the bellicon® will make you feel far more at home. It increases blood flow to underused muscles, loosens overused ones and triggers the release of endorphins, your brain’s natural stress-reducer. Even just shifting your focus to a physical task like rebounding, tension melts away and your head soon feels clearer.
Warm up, cool down, or just give yourself a chance to relax with the highly elastic bellicon® mini trampoline.
There’s a little relaxation in every bounce on the bellicon.
That’s because at the peak of every bounce on the bellicon there’s a moment of weightlessness - which may not last very long, but your body appreciates it. It allows your vertebrae to relax, expand and reabsorb fluid – all in the blink of an eye. It also activates the valves of your lymphatic system, preventing backflow and speeding the process of removing impurities like dead cells, toxins and bacteria from your body.
The lymphatic system is responsible for a number of interrelated functions: