Bouncing: Invented by kids, perfected by bellicon.
Jumping on the bed will never be the same
Running, jumping, playing…kids seem to have all the energy in the world, but as they grow older and spend more time at school, doing homework, and sitting in front of tv and computer screens, physical activity often gets overlooked.
Having a bellicon in your home provides kids with a healthy, exciting outlet for all that natural energy. Because jumping on a bellicon is so much fun, it’s also a great way to motivate kids who need to be more active, providing exercise that's important for growing bodies. What your kids won’t know (but you will) is that the fun they have on the bellicon will translate into better sleeping and eating patterns, stronger bones, better study habits, a better self-image, and a stronger, healthier body when they reach adulthood.
With so many benefits, no wonder kids love to bounce!
Schools don't provide what children need
Between daily Physical Education classes and playing at recess, schools used to provide kids with plenty of activity, but that’s changed.
According to a report by the University of Michigan, “only 8% of elementary schools, 6.4% of middle schools, and 5.8% of high schools provide daily physical education to all of its students. In addition, 20 percent of all elementary schools in the U.S. have abolished recess in favor of increased classroom time.”
With the advent of the Computer Age and the abundance of Personal Electronic Devices and video games, after-school time for children, adolescents, and teenagers is less active and more likely to be spent on a Playstation rather than on a playground.
Childhood Obesity continues to rise
Kids getting too little exercise has become an epidemic in the United States, resulting in a host of health problems, including obesity.
The American Heart Association notes that, “Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects: Obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression. And excess weight at young ages has been linked to higher and earlier death rates in adulthood.” They go on to say that, “Kids today are roughly 15 percent less fit from a cardiovascular standpoint than their parents were as youngsters,” and this lack of fitness continues to increase at a rate of .6% every year.
Kids bouncing to fitness and health
A bellicon workout strengthens every muscle in your body, increases your metabolism, and improves flexibility and balance…being fun and easy on your joints. While many fitness products set your pace, on the bellicon you adjust your pace as you go, so it's always right for you.
The good news is that children, with their growing bodies and fast metabolisms, adapt quickly to new physical activities and carry the benefits with them into adulthood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of the “2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” point out that, “youth can achieve substantial health benefits by doing moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity for periods of time that add up to 60 minutes (1 hour) or more each day.” This exercise can be done even in small increments, which means that even a few minutes on the bellicon now and then, while playing with friends or watching tv, can add up to a fitter, healthier child.
What makes the bellicon so beneficial for Kids
Exercising on a bellicon stimulates a child’s lymphatic system to flush out toxins, bacteria, and dead cells, boosting their immune system while improving blood and oxygen flow throughout their body. It also helps helps with mental processing, and may reduce the need for stimulants for kids with ADHD. It can improve their mood, calm them down, give them better rest patterns, and generally help them with the bumps, worries and challenges we all experience growing up.
The best time to begin building strong bones is when bones are still forming. Bouncing is the bellicon is perhaps the best exercise available anywhere increasing bone density while being gentle on joints and cartilage.
Bones Love to Work Under Pressure
Bones, just like muscles, need exercise to grow and maintain their strength. Motion, along with weight-bearing exercise (exercise done while standing that uses a person’s own body weight), infuses bones with calcium and stimulates them to become stronger.
Rebounding on the bellicon provides the ideal exercise for people with osteoporosis and osteopenia. Each bounce takes you from up to 4-Gs (gravitational forces) to zero-Gs, giving your bones the weight-bearing workout they need to stay strong.
Asthma affects over 30 million Americans and aerobic exercise, especially rebounding, can actually help patients control their asthmatic symptoms. The bellicon can also be used indoors or out, year round, so asthma sufferers can create a workout environment that works for them.
Asthma effects over 25 million people in the United States. Treatment options vary depending on the cause and severity, but exercise can be an important tool in combating its effects.
A bellicon workout will boost your metabolism, energize your immune system and expand your lung capacity. The bellicon is also weather and UV resistant, so you can use it indoors or out depending on which environment makes breathing easier.
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Health professionals agree that regular aerobic exercise can actually relieve symptoms of some allergies, and rebounding on a bellicon mini-trampoline can be the best way to go. Bouncing on the bellicon activates the lymphatic system, flushing out toxins and cellular waste.
If you’re an allergy sufferer, the bellicon offers you the world’s best workout in whatever environment works best for you.
Unlike treadmills, stair-steppers, or stationary bikes, the bellicon is easily portable so you can use it where your allergies are least effected. It’s also been designed to be weather and UV resistant, so you can use it outdoors to avoid things like dust and pet allergen or bring it indoors to avoid airborne seasonal allergens.
Wherever you choose to use it, you’ll get the best all-around exercise available anywhere on a bellicon.
A child’s immune system can get compromised by illness, medications or environmental factors. The best way to get it back in shape is to give it a healthy diet and the kind of fun and easy aerobic exercise that the bellicon provides.
The best way to boost your immune sytem is to combine moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise with a healthy diet and enough sleep. No herbal remedy or sweat-producing treatment will benefit your immune system as much as giving it what it needs.
The bellicon provides an exceptional cardiovascular workout that tones muscles, boosts metabolism, and kicks your body’s defenses into high gear…increasing lymphatic circulation up to 30 fold. Toxins, bacteria, and cellular waste are removed with remarkable efficiency, leaving you energized and refreshed.
Children are having more and more problems with being overweight, along with the accompanying health problems. The bellicon is a great way provide kids with a fun cardiovascular exercise, helping their bodies to get back in balance.
When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, dieting alone won’t do it.
Among the National Weight Control Registry, a group of more than 10,000 people who have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for more than five years, 89 percent used exercise along with dieting to achieve success.
The bellicon provides a muscle-toning, metabolism-boosting workout that gets you in shape from head to toe and burns calories even hours after you’ve finished.
Rebounding on a bellicon will get a child’s lymphatic system moving, assisting their natural defences to rid them of bacteria and impurities in their system. Even a few minutes a day will make a big difference in their ability to fight of illness and stay healthy.
Your Lymphatic System needs your help!
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.
Kids love to bounce, though they have no idea how good it is for them. This is especially true of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism. Every major health organization stresses the importance of exercise for managing these conditions and for improving the physical and emotional welfare of the children who suffer from them. Bouncing on the bellicon provides a fun, exciting, remarkably effective aerobic exercise that has been shown to: - Increase blood flow to the brain, enhancing cognitive abilities - Reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep patterns. - Increases attention, concentration and self-control
When it comes to playing, exercising or bouncing, the question with kids isn’t “Will they fall down?,” it’s “WHEN will they fall down?” Our frame cushions are designed with kids in mind: they are thicker and more durable than those offered by other manufacturers so, when they DO fall, they jump right back up and keep on bouncing! The cushions come in all frame sizes and in four colors: Orange, Pink, Green and Grey. (Click here to order Frame Cushions)
When choosing the frame size for a child, you might think, “a smaller size to fit a small person,” but the same rule that applies to adults also applies to kids, which is, generally speaking: The Bigger the Better. A larger frame size gives you more bouncing room and opens up more exercise options. Kids love jumping on the bellicon, and they become so animated on it that they really do use up all of the space, so you might consider getting the largest size that you have room for. Of course, if you plan on travelling with your bellicon, or have very limited space, then consider the 39” frame, which offers the same incredible bellicon suspension as the larger rebounders, but in a travel-friendly size.
Our folding legs make stowing your bellicon quick and easy. They are also extremely sturdy, offering the same 440 pound weight limit as our screw-in legs. If you will be ordering Support Bars, you should probably not order a bellicon with folding-legs, as Support Bars would need to be removed before the legs could be folded. In that case rather go with the screw-on legs instead.
We offer five bungee strengths: Soft, Medium, Strong, X-Strong, Ultra-Strong.
For younger children, those weighing less than 80 lbs, we offer a “Soft” bungee strength, providing a deep, effective bounce for our smallest customers. If more than one person will be using your bellicon, be sure to select a bungee strength appropriate for the heaviest person. That way everyone will be able to use it, but it will help to prevent the heavier users from contacting the floor when they bounce.