The design of the human immune system is truly a masterpiece. This amazingly complex and efficient network of processes links major organs, tissues and billions of specialised cells. It’s capable of identifying millions of potential enemies and implementing strategies to combat them. Which doesn’t mean that it can’t be compromised by illness, medication or environmental conditions. When this happens, the best way to rebuild your defences is to provide your body with what it needs most to make a recovery – a healthy diet and lifestyle that includes moderate but effective aerobic exercise.
As the U.S. National Institute of Health explains, “Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer.”
We all want an immune system that’s fighting fit. Rebounding on a bellicon® is a great way to drill your body’s defences, especially as aerobic exercise is one of the key aspects of immune support – and it’s a lot more gentle than jogging.
The reason bouncing gives your immune system such a boost is that it effectively raises your metabolism and enhances cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation. This increased flow moves lymphocytes and antibodies – the troops – faster through your body, ridding it of impurities and invaders.
When you’re stressed, your immune system can take a knock. While it’s almost impossible to avoid life’s pressures, exercising on a bellicon® is a natural form of stress relief. The gentle up and down motion loosens tight muscles and lubricates joints, massaging away your day and helping you to get a better night’s sleep. At the same time, more oxygen is transported throughout your body and mood-enhancing endorphins are released, both of which leave you feeling calm and content.
The best choice is always the one with maximum benefits and minimum drawbacks. Which is why we at bellicon have for years advocated the benefits of regular, moderate-intensity workouts on our mini trampolines. By “moderate”, we mean that your breathing and heart rates are elevated but you can still hold a conversation. The latest medical research proves that we were right all along. As a recent Duke University study shows,
this kind of lower-intensity workout is just what the doctor ordered for getting into shape, lowering blood pressure and sugar levels as well as burning excess body fat and keeping cholesterol under control. These findings are also right in line with the British and American Heart Associations’ recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise, divided into sessions of at least ten minutes and ideally spread throughout the week. Bouncing on a bellicon® is a healing detox made fun. At last, you’ll enjoy making the healthy choice to exercise.
Your lymphatic system is a crucial part of your immune system. Bacteria, toxins and cancer cells collect in lymph fluid before being flushed from your body.
A bellicon® workout is one of the best ways to dramatically increase its flow rate and cleansing action.
Read more about how exercising on a bellicon® helps your lymphatic system.
The health benefits of bouncing on a bellicon® go way beyond just boosting your immune system. Not only are you working every muscle in your body. You’re also strengthening your bones, conditioning your cardiovascular system, improving your balance and even tuning up your cognitive abilities.
Just a few minutes of quality time on your bellicon® each day add up to a healthier, fitter and stronger body. You definitely won’t want to go back to the old you.
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.