Winter Weight Gain

    By National Institute of Health (NIH), December 18, 2014

    In the bellicon blog post titled, “Avoiding Winter Weight Gain,” we referenced an article published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) about a winter weight gain study that first appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article gives a very concise overview of the study’s findings and also includes some interesting comments about the results from Dr. Jack A. Yanovski, M.D., Ph.D., one of the authors of the study, as well as Dr. Duane Alexander, the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), whose organization co-sponsored the study.

    Tags: weight control ,  winter ,  research

    Back Pain Statistics - American Chiropractic Association

    By The American Chiropractic Association, March 30, 2014

    The American Chiropractic Association’s website is a good resource for people with back pain. Not surprisingly, there’s an emphasis on the benefits of chiropody along with a search function for finding a local practitioner, but they also offer very helpful information for back pain sufferers.

    Tags: chiropractic ,  back pain ,  lower back ,  back muscle ,  american chiropractic association

    Sports Players: Prevent Back Pain By Warming Up

    By The University of Maryland Medical Center, March 30, 2014

    The University of Maryland Medical Center has an excellent collection of health-related material that’s available on their website, including a particularly good assortment of articles on back pain. One of these pages is entitled “Back Pain and Sports”

    Tags: sports ,  back pain ,  golf ,  warm up ,  aerobic

    How Does the Lymph System Work?

    By Lymph Notes and the National Institute of Health, March 30, 2014

    Below are links to two different articles which describe how the lymphatic system functions. The first is from a very interesting website called “Lymph Notes,” and the second is from the National Institute of Health.

    Tags: lymph ,  lymphatic ,  NIH ,  national institute of health ,  immune system structure ,  lymph notes

    Exercise Dramatically Increases Lymph Flow

    By Arthur C. Guyton and John E. Hall, March 30, 2014

    The “Textbook of Medical Physiology” is one of the the most respected and widely used textbooks for medical students. It’s popularity is due to the fact that it’s packed with an enormous amount of complex, technical information about human physiology, but it’s written so well, and phrased so clearly, that it’s accessible to people who may be new to the subject.

    Tags: lymphatic ,  lymph

    Exercise Boosts Your Immune System

    By National Institute of Health, March 28, 2014

    “Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.” The National Institute of Health The above quotation, used on our page about the immune system, is from an excellent article published by the National Institute of Health entitled, “Exercise and immunity.”

    Tags: immune system structure ,  exercise and the immune system ,  bellicon rebounder ,  mini trampoline exercise

    Exercise To Detox (Because Sweating Alone Won’t Do It)

    By The Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, March 28, 2014

    Here are two compelling articles about detoxification. Both make the point that exercise, not simply sweating, is the way to purify your system.

    Tags: NPR ,  national public radio ,  los angeles times ,  detox ,  bellicon exercise

    What Exactly Is “The Immune System”?

    By The Nemours Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, March 28, 2014

    The immune system is the umbrella term for an extremely complex process which involves specialized cells, several major organs and a complicated set of biological procedures designed to rid us of toxins, waste, and to defend us from microscopic biological threats.

    Tags: immune system ,  what is the immune system ,  bellicon rebounder ,  benefits ,  national institute of health

    Clinical Trial Shows That Bouncing Stops Bone Loss

    By Dr. Joachim H. Schulz, March 28, 2014

    The trial was conducted by Dr. Joachim H. Schulz, who is a specialist in general medicine with additional training and expertise in naturopathy, diabetology and clinical nutrition. He has long-term clinical experience in surgery, cardiology, allergy and naturopathy and is Vice President of the Medical Society of Preventive Medicine and naturopathic therapies - Kneipp Medical Association.

    NY Times: The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones

    By New York Times, March 28, 2014

    A terrific article by Gretchen Reynolds about the dangers of osteoporosis and what can be done to strengthen bones. Below is a passage from the article. the portion used on our webpage is in bold text. From: “The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones.” New York Times, November 11, 2009

    Tags: new york times ,  bellicon ,  osteoporosis ,  strengthen bones ,  best exercises for bones

    Osteoporosis: Millions Have It And Millions More At Risk

    By National Osteoporosis Foundation, March 28, 2014

    National Osteoporosis Foundation is the preeminent organization in the United States for information and research regarding osteoporosis. Here is how they descrive themselves on their website:

    Tags: osteoporosis ,  bone exercise ,  bellicon rebounder ,  mini trampoline

    Helpful info at the National Weight Control Registry

    By The National Weight Control Registry, March 28, 2014

    According to their homepage, The National Weight Control Registry “is the largest prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance.”

    Tags: weight control ,  weight exercises ,  nwcr ,  bellicon benefits ,  weight management

    It’s Better to Lose Weight Gradually

    By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014

    What’s a safe rate of weight loss? What works best in the long run?

    Here’s what the Center for Disease Control has to say:

    Tags: weight control ,  weight management ,  cdc ,  weight loss ,  bellicon benefits ,  rebounding benefits

    The Benefits of Physical Activity

    By The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014

    The quotation below is from a very good article that provides an overview of the health and fitness benefits of exercise.

    According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Getting to, and staying at, a healthy weight requires both regular physical activity and a healthy eating plan.”

    Tags: bellicon ,  physical activity ,  benefits of exercise ,  rebounder

    The Problem of Obesity in the U.S.

    By The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014

    Here are some resources if you’d like to read more about the growing problem of obesity in the United States.

    From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

    Tags: obesity ,  weight loss ,  weight management ,  weight control ,  bellicon benefits ,  rebounding benefits

    Exercising to Relax

    By Harvard Medical School, March 27, 2014

    From the Harvard Medical School: “It’s a common experience among endurance athletes and has been verified in clinical trials that have successfully used exercise to treat anxiety disorders and clinical depression...The mental benefits of aerobic exercise have a neurochemical basis.

    Tags: bellicon rebounder ,  harvard medical school ,  stress and exercise ,  stress relief ,  rebounder ,  mini trampoline

    Aerobic exercise: How to warm up and cool down

    By The Mayo Clinic, March 27, 2014

    The Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis is one of the world’s leading research hospitals and their website is a fund of information for the public. The articles are well written, very readable and informative. It’s a really good health resource. The article below is a short overview on warm-ups and cool-downs.

    Tags: Aerobic exercise ,  aerobics ,  cardio ,  bellicon benefits ,  rebounding benefits ,  mayo clinic

    Warm-Ups Prevent Muscle Soreness

    By The National Institute of Health, March 27, 2014

    Here are two academic articles about delayed onset muscle soreness, or “DOMS.” Both are available from the National Institute of Health.

    Tags: warm ups ,  stretching ,  bellicon benefits ,  rebounding benefits

    The Importance of Warming-Up and Cooling-Down

    By The American Heart Association, March 27, 2014

    The following quote, part of which is used on our page about relaxation, is from the American Heart Association. The AHA website provides a wealth of information regarding health, exercise, nutrition and just about any other topic related to physical well being. It’s worth exploring.

    Tags: flexibility ,  stretching ,  exercise ,  rebounding benefits ,  bellicon rebounder

    Falls Among Older Adults

    By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014

    The statistic used on our website regarding falling and older adults is from the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Tags: balance ,  falls ,  seniors ,  leg strength ,  centers for disease control and prevention ,  brain injury

    Exercise Improves Mental Abilities

    By The National Institute of Health, March 27, 2014

    “The effect of an exercise-based balance intervention on physical and cognitive performance for older adults: a pilot study” was produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published by the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health.

    Tags: mental health ,  duke university ,  national library of medicine ,  national institute of health ,  bellion rebounder ,  benefits

    Repetition Improves Balance

    By Vestibular Disorders Association, March 27, 2014

    “Vestibular Disorders” are conditions that effect a person’s balance and/or create feelings of disorientation. Since balance is controlled by the brain, inner ear, and visual input, problems with any combination of these can result in vestibular difficulty. (The term “vestibular” refers to a person’s perception of their body’s position or movement.)

    Tags: bellicon rebounder ,  balance ,  vestibular disorders ,  exercise

    Strengthening Ankles And Joints Helps Balance

    By National Osteoporosis Foundation, March 27, 2014

    The article “Keeping Your Balance,” on the National Osteoporosis Foundation website, has some good information and helpful tips on combating balance problems, especially for seniors.

    Tags: ankles ,  joints ,  osteoporosis ,  exercise ,  benefits ,  strength training

    A Compendium of Stretches from MIT

    By Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 27, 2014

    It may seem strange that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an institution better known for number crunching than ab crunching, has put together such a nice, comprehensive outline of stretching techniques, but they have.

    Tags: MIT ,  massachusetts institute of technology ,  bellicon ,  stretching ,  flexbility ,  bellicon rebounder

    For Back Pain Relief, Get Moving

    By Harvard Medical School, March 27, 2014

    Below is a link to recommendations from Harvard Medical School for when, and how, people with back pain should exercise.

    Tags: back pain ,  harvard medical school ,  academic

    Active Stretching is Best After Warming Up

    By National Institute of Health, March 27, 2014

    This is a link to a professional journal article on stretching for sports therapists provided by the National Institute on Health. It’s fairly technical, and contains a lot of information about their research, but their conclusion is interesting, which we’ve tried to summarize for you below.

    Tags: stretching ,  flexibility ,  benefits ,  dynamic stretching ,  static stretching

    The AHA and DHHS Recommend Moderate Exercise

    By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 27, 2014

    The American Heart Association’s recommendation of “150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise” per week is originally derived from a comprehensive group of studies and recommendations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services entitled, “2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.”

    Tags: exercise ,  american heart association ,  us department of health and human services ,  rebounder benefits ,  bellicon rebounder

    Duke University Study Promotes Lower Intensity Exercise

    By Duke University, March 27, 2014

    Here’s an interesting part of the same study that shows lower intensity exercise burns fat, while more intense exercise burns carbohydrates (we’ve put two sentences in bold italics): “The exact mechanism whereby lower intensity exercise might confer greater health benefits than does higher intensity exercise is not clear.

    Tags: duke university ,  low intensity workouts ,  low intensity exercise ,  burning fat ,  weight management ,  bellicon rebounder ,  mini trampoline

    Darren Barker: World Champion Boxer Trained on bellicon

    By bellicon, March 27, 2014

    Darren Barker is a British boxer who, on August 17th, 2013, became the International Boxing Federation world middleweight champion. His first opportunity to gain the title had come two years earlier, but he lost the fight to Sergio Martinez in the 11th round.

    Eccentric Training and Seniors

    By Aaron Bubbico, B.S. and Len Kravitz, PhD, March 25, 2014

    “Due to muscle mass and strength decreases associated with aging and inactivity (referred to as sarcopenia), it is valuable to know that eccentric strength training is a principal training technique that can be incorporated with older male and female clients.

    Tags: muscles ,  exercise ,  seniors ,  training

    Eccentric Exercise and Metabolism

    By Aaron Bubbico, B.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D., March 25, 2014

    The source material listed below is interesting, but it’s also a rather long, dry academic article. If you have a particular interest in Eccentric Exercise, and would like to understand it better from the molecular level up, it’s worth a look.

    Tags: Metabolism ,  exercise ,  weight control ,  bellicon rebounder ,  benefits

    The Importance of Core Strength

    By The Mayo Clinic, March 25, 2014

    “Core exercises: Why you should strengthen your core muscles”

    Tags: muscles ,  exercises ,  core exercises ,  pilates ,  bellicon rebounder ,  the mayo clinic

    NASA Study: Bouncing is the Best Exercise

    By Biomedical Research Division, NASA, November 1, 1980

    This NASA study, which confirms the extraordinary fitness benefits of bouncing, helped to bring rebounding to the awareness of the American public.

    Tags: training ,  exercising ,  rebounding ,  nasa

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