Prevention or Stopping Osteoporosis
An anti-gravitational workout is essential for strong bones. This is the best way to impress bone-hardening materials into the bone. The continual up and down makes your body work with every bounce against gravity. It is not exhausting, but highly effective. Your muscles slow you down gently and the bones experience just the right amount of stimulation not to de-calcify. A clinical study in Germany proofed that 12-weeks of training with the bellicon can largely stop the progression of osteoporosis.
Background of Osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis leads to a lesser bone density and increases the risk of bone fractures. Actual studies show that physical anti-gravitational activity helps the affected patients to regain their mobility and lessen the risk of bone fractures. Only the effects of gravity stimulate the local bone metabolism and build more calcium into the bones. This is the opposite effect of what astronauts experience in space.
The Problem of Astronauts
Space travel has made it widely known that a stay outside the atmosphere – and thus outside the earth’s gravitational influence – disturbs the metabolism irreparably: the human body does not need any hard bones in zero-gravity, which leads to decalcification. A four year study of the 'International Space Station' showed that the bones of astronauts did not regenerate after even one year past their return to earth.
Anti-gravitational Training is the Key
bellicon Minitrampolines are a graphic example for the interaction of gravity and inert force. When slowing down on the mat, the resulting negative acceleration works in addition to the gravity of the earth as accelerating force. While slowing down the body experiences a considerably larger amount of pull than with other work-outs. It reacts with an increased deposit of calcium. The bones are stabilized, osteoporosis decreased.
Train your supportive muscles and protect against falls
Bouncing on the trampoline is simultaneously highly efficient and eccentric muscle training. As you slow down the muscles are tightened every time, while it relaxes completely during the upper part of the bouncing curve. This strengthens the supportive muscles and improves their functionality.
Improved coordination (and defies black ice):
On top of this, the constant balance improves coordination significantly. There is hardly any better fall-prevention than a trained and fast reacting muscle structure.
Bouncing on a Trampoline works triple-positive
Bouncing on the bellicon mini-trampoline is a highly efficient and threefold way to prevent bone fractures. It is important to pay attention to a highly elastic suspension with rubbercord-rings. The more elasticity there is in the suspension, the longer the braking distance and the associated increased effect of gravity. In contrast to traditional trampolines with steel-suspensions, the braking distance on a bellicon is almost twice as long. At the same time, the stress on the joints and discs is drastically reduced due to the soft braking. You will have a more efficient, but much gentler workout.
Prevention is Trump
Today we know that an inclination to osteoporosis is determined in youth. Bone mass is built up in the first 30 years of life. The better the nutrition and the more exercise you have in these years, the denser and stronger your bones will be. And the more mass was built up in early years, the longer the bones will hold.
Children have a tendency to run, romp and skip and they have a lot of fun jumping on the bellicon. Since the trampoline provides a particularly efficient training in regards to bone density, it is the perfect option to set the course in Kindergarten, so that osteoporosis won’t become a problem later.
You can experience an anti-gravitational workout on the highly elastic bellicon trampoline. The triggered metabolism activity makes bones hard and elastic. This can be utilized by patients as well as prevent younger people from ever having osteoporosis, and it is a lot of fun!
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A Whole-Body Workout
There are 638 muscles in the human body and all of them are involved while training on a bellicon®.