Osteoporosis & Exercise
“The current state-of-the-science message about exercise and bone building may be that, silly as it sounds, the best exercise is to simply jump up and down”.
Weight bearing exercises for Osteoporosis
The bellicon provides it, gently and efficiently
If yout consider how bones operate, it makes a lot of sense that they benefit from jumping. Bones, after all, are living tissue that need “weight bearing” force to build and maintain their density. “Weight bearing” exercise uses the force of gravity against bones and muscle to achieve its results. When performed correctly, weight bearing exercise puts just enough pressure on bones to stimulate them so that they renew themselves, creating new cells to replace old ones and soaking up calcium, which makes them harder.
Use them or lose them!
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
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.”
ONE SMALL STEP (on a bellicon) — ONE GIANT LEAP (for your health!)
From zero Gravity up to 4Gs with Every Bounce
Who'd guess that each fun, gentle
bounce on the bellicon would create
up to 4Gs of resistance, great for
Bouncing on a bellicon produces gravitational forces two to four times greater than normal, providing the weight bearing force your bones need to build-up and stay strong.
The bellicon has been so successful against the disease that it was researched in Germany by Dr. Joachim Schulz which found that 12-weeks of training on the bellicon can largely stop the progression of osteoporosis. “Following a study with osteoporosis patients, we were able to clearly prove that bone loss was stopped by jumping on a bellicon mini trampoline. Coordination and reflexes were definitely improved, which also prevents breakages, and by jumping on the trampoline the bone density levels remained stable.”
Jump on the bellicon and begin feeling better, and living better, today. The Sooner You Start, The Better You’ll Feel.
As good as the bellicon is for treating Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, it’s even better at preventing it. So why wait for the disease to begin or to get worse? Since the chances of developing osteoporosis, and osteopenia, are so great (and even greater depending on your lifestyle and family) why not begin investing in a healthier body today? And if you are already dealing with this disease, know that rebounding is an ideal way to help keep it from progressing.