By Anneli from Grande Prairie, AB, March 23, 2014
I recently gathered pages and pages of motivational quotes and phrases that I post on my fridge and circulate to encourage me to make the right choices regarding health. I came across this one “Find ways to nurture yourself without food”. This had me pondering as eating has been my general fix or excuse for many years. What could actually come close I wondered? I decided that rebounding on my bellicon would be that thing.
I am enjoying my bellicon so much. It really is amazingly different than my old one. I describe in mountain bike terms; it is like going from a hard tail bike to one with full suspension. I almost think I get a harder workout yet so much easier on the joints. Any amount of time spent on there is literally “uplifting” and makes me so happy.
I have fibromyalgia and rebounding is a large part of what keeps me going and managing it well. Rebounding over the last 3 years has made me mentally sharper and I think more clearly and focused when regularly rebounding. However on my old rebounder, when really having a rough day- I just felt like I would break on my old Cellersizer so wouldn’t get on. I think the bellicon now will be really important on my bad days. The bellicon gently invites me to get on and as I healthbounce, I can slowly feel like I am coming to life and eventually pick up speed and then do bounce and get off the rebounder feeling much more energized, alert and hopeful to manage this crazy illness.
Also I should say that rebounding overall since the last 3 years has broken an almost 30 year cycle of chronic sinus infection that would come twice a year and last for 2-3 weeks. I actually have broken a record now and not been ill with the sinuses for over one whole year.
I wish I could convince anyone with a chronic illness of any kind – how important this piece of equipment is. Used regularly (and who wouldn’t want to as it is so fun and right there in your home)- it has the capacity to turn your health around. A small investment really for so many future years of improved health.
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