Do you have a slow or impaired lymphatic system? When your lymphatic system becomes sluggish, unhealthy or fails, you become vulnerable to a wide variety of illnesses and health problems, ranging from impaired immune responses and infections even to cancer. Another common complaint is lymphoedema, which is when arms or legs become swollen with lymph fluid that can’t drain properly.
The lymphatic network of vessels and organs labors away, cleaning up after the rest of your biological systems. Thick, recycled body fluid called lymph collects bacteria, viruses and waste, filtering them as it moves through the lymph nodes. There, specialized cells called lymphocytes attack any harmful organisms.
The energizing effects of a bellicon® mini trampoline workout on your lymphatic system helps flush toxins, bacteria and other waste from your body. You’ll be left feeling vital and cleansed from the inside out.
Detoxing is the current health cure de jour. But in reality, your body does an excellent job of this on its own – it just needs you to play your part. That means making a habit of eating healthily as well as regularly getting moderate-intensity exercise and enough sleep. You’ll notice the difference in your physical health, well-being and immunity.
The exercise part of the equation is easily solved with a bellicon® mini trampoline. Rebounding gently and efficiently conditions not only your cardiovascular, muscular and skeletal systems but also your lymphatic and immune systems. The result is a body healthy enough to rid itself of toxins.
Unfortunately, the belief that you’re pouring out impurities in a sweat room is an old wives’ tale. Only about one percent of the toxins purged from your body leave via the skin as perspiration. In fact, excessive sweating can interfere with the cleansing process by robbing the body of too much fluid.
So save yourself the costs and side effects of pills and potions, and detox in nature’s tried-and-trusted way – with a bellicon® workout.
Water may be life – but you don’t want it to stagnate. This is what happens in lymphoedema. Fluids are retained, causing arms or legs to swell. While lymphoedema is inherited, it often occurs as a result of surgery, blockages in the lymph nodes or an inhibited lymphatic system. Bouncing on a bellicon® can be wonderfully beneficial if you suffer from lymphoedema. The gentle exercise helps pump trapped fluid back into the lymphatic and circulatory systems, reducing swelling and pressure. As an added bonus, you’ll be getting an excellent cardiovascular workout. Keeping fit and maintaining a healthy weight is important for lymphoedema sufferers. Studies have shown that these are factors in controlling the symptoms of lymphoedema and reducing the number of flare-ups. In fact, rebounding can even lower your risk of developing the condition in the first place.
Remember, there’s no need to go overboard when exercising. You won’t enjoy it and you’re not doing your body any favours. Regular, moderate-intensity workouts are all you need to stay healthy and fit. And if you suffer from lymphoedema, it’s even more important to start by taking it easy. Begin with very gentle health bouncing on your bellicon®, letting gravity and our highly elastic bungees do the work for you. Build up your routines gradually, stopping if you experience pain or the swelling increases. It might also be necessary to wear compression garments or bandages while exercising.
If you suffer from lymphoedema, we advise you to ask your doctor before starting a new exercise programme. Considering that the causes, severity and treatment of lymphoedema can vary greatly from person to person, it’s best to find out what routine will benefit you most without aggravating your condition. Another important consideration is the use of compression garments while exercising. A knowledgeable professional should also be able to guide you in this regard.
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.