By New York Times, March 28, 2014
A terrific article by Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times about the dangers of osteoporosis and what can be done to strengthen bones. To quote Dr Daniel Barry of the University of Colorado, Denver:
"'Jumping is great, if your bones are strong enough to begin with,' Dr. Barry says. 'You probably don’t need to do a lot either.'" If hopping seems an undignified exercise regimen, bear in mind that it has one additional benefit: It tends to aid in balance, which may be as important as bone strength in keeping fractures at bay.
Here’s a link to the article on the web called “The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones.” from the New York Times, November 11, 2009
Fortunately, because the bellicon is a very low-impact exercise, even people who are already experiencing osteoporosis (or osteopenia) can get the bone-strengthening benefits from jumping safely and effectively.