"The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones." The New York Times, November 11, 2009
For bones to increase and maintain their density, they require the application of weight-bearing force. The best way to do this is to work against gravity. That makes jumping the natural way to build bones.
When performed correctly, weight-bearing exercise puts just enough pressure on bones to stimulate them to produce new cells to replace old ones, and absorb calcium, making them harder. This is exactly what happens on a bellicon® – without the hard jolt of landing on the ground.
Without proper diet and exercise, bone density deteriorates over time, leading to symptoms such as back pain, stooping and fractures.
Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength and mass of bones, making them fragile and susceptible to fractures. Although it’s most common in middle-aged and older women, osteoporosis can effect both men and women of any age.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “About nine million Americans have osteoporosis and an estimated 48 million have low bone density. This means that nearly 60 percent of adults age 50 and older are at risk…one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.”
From weightless to as much as four times g-force with every bounce
It’s hard to believe that each gentle, fun-filled bounce on a bellicon® creates up to four times g-force in resistance. And that’s great for strengthening bones.
Bouncing on a bellicon® creates up to three times normal g-force, which is just the weight-bearing resistance that your bones need to rebuild and remain strong.
The success of the bellicon® in increasing bone density motivated Dr. Joachim Schulz of Germany to research its effects on osteoporosis. He found that twelve weeks of training on a bellicon® can largely halt the disease’s progress. And the benefits also extended to improving patients’ coordination and reflexes significantly – which also helps to prevent breakages. Continued exercise on the mini trampoline kept bone density levels stable.
So do your bones a favor and jump on a bellicon®. The sooner you start bouncing, the better you’ll feel today, tomorrow and in future.
Rebounding can stop osteoporosis and osteopenia in their tracks, but what’s even better is that it can prevent them completely. Since the chances of developing osteoporosis or osteopenia are so high, why wait for your bones to become brittle or for the first signs of declining density to show. Invest in your health with a bellicon®. You’ll be rewarded with a fit and healthy body as well as strong bones.
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.