A fun, convenient, low-impact workout on the bellicon renews the fitness and health of older adults like nothing else. Studies show that it can dramatically improve balance and help to prevent falls, which can be a serious concern for people as they grow older. It also improves cardio strength, tones muscles (while being gentle on joints) and keeps the immune system healthy by increasing lymphatic circulation.
For older adults, the bellicon offers an all-in-one solution to revitalize their health and fitness from the inside out. Nothing else performs like a bellicon, which is why it continues to be endorsed by so many doctors, health practitioners and fitness gurus worldwide.
When we’re young, exercise comes naturally, helping our bodies to develop properly. As we age, and become less active, regular exercise becomes essential for maintaining our health, vitality, strength and quality of life.
Unfortunately, statistics show that almost two-thirds of people over 65 aren’t getting their minimum amount of recommended physical activity and one-third are getting none at all.
The bellicon makes it easy to get an energizing, full-body workout that’s gentle on your joints but amazingly effective for increasing cardio strength, balance, muscle tone and overall health.
Fitness equipment often forces you to move at its own pace. With the bellicon®, you’re the speedometer. And you don’t need to go at a clip for every muscle in your body to be strengthened, your metabolism to tick up and your balance and flexibility to improve.
In fact, the simplest rebounding workout, called health bouncing, produces wonderful results. All it involves is taking advantage of the remarkable elasticity of the bellicon® by moving up and down without your feet ever leaving the mat. This gentle, vitality-boosting workout exercises your whole body while sparing it any stress or strain. It’s also the routine of choice for beginners and people with health problems who find vigorous exercise difficult or painful. Even more experienced rebounders use it to warm up or cool down.
Each bellicon® is assembled to meet your requirements so it’ll be a perfect fit for you. When choosing a model, size, bungee strength and any accessories, keep these points in mind:
Support bars are our most popular accessory. Made from the same heavy-duty steel as our frames, these custom handrails offer added security and stability, allowing you to exercise with confidence.
The 49 inches model’s large mat area is more than you’ll need as a health bouncer. If you’re also smaller in stature, you’ll be perfectly happy with the 39 inches frame.
If you intend ordering support bars with your bellicon®, best go for the screw-in legs since the bars would have to be removed anyway before the legs can be folded.
We offer five bungee strengths: soft, medium, strong, extra-strong, ultra. You choose your bungee strength based on your weight.
If your feet overpronate seriously enough to affect your balance, consider choosing bungees a category stiffer. You’re also best served by bungees one category stiffer if you’re intending to combat osteoporosis or osteopenia by rebounding. Even if you suffer from knee, hip, lower back, spinal problems or any physical condition where it’s important to keep impact to an absolute minimum, the optimum bungee strength for your weight is still the best.
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.