Professional insights on health issues and weight control related to exercise including facts on the bellicon are provided right here in our knowledge base. Browse through the articles and deepen your knowledge about background information that lead to creating the bellicon! You can post comments or questions under each article.

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  • Osteoporosis and bouncing: new research confirms the benefits

    Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD), which makes bones structurally weaker and more vulnerable to breaking. The benefits of rebounding on bone strength are s...

  • 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 b...

  • 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 H...

  • Sports Players: Prevent Back Pain By Warming Up

    By The University of Maryland Medical Center, March 30, 2014 There is an excellent collection of health-related material that’s available on the University of Maryland Medical Center website, inclu...

  • 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...

  • The Importance of Core Strength

    By The Mayo Clinic, March 25, 2014 The Mayo Clinic wrote a great piece stressing the importance of core strength and how to exercise them! You can read their piece called, “Core exercises: Why yo...

  • Eccentric Exercise and Metabolism

    By Aaron Bubbico, B.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D., March 25, 2014 "Research has found that doing exercise with an eccentric emphasis can acutely and meaningfully raise the resting energy expendi...

  • Eccentric Training and Seniors

    By Aaron Bubbico, B.S. and Len Kravitz, PhD, March 25, 2014  Aaron Bubbico and Len Kravtiz, PhD, of Idea Fitness Journal wrote something extremely interesting back in October in 2010... “Due to m...

  • Darren Barker: World Champion Boxer Trained on bellicon

    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 earli...

  • Duke University Study Promotes Lower Intensity Exercise

    By Duke University, March 27, 2014  There's a common misconception in the fitness world and those new to it that high intensity workouts equal more fat burned. That's not necessarily true, and in...

  • 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...

  • Active Stretching is Best After Warming Up

    By National Institute of Health, March 27, 2014 The National Institute of Health summarized stretching activities in one sentence: “To avoid decrease in strength and performance that may occur in...

  • For Back Pain Relief, Get Moving

    By Harvard Medical School, March 27, 2014 Harvard Medical School hosts a great site for people searching for all kinds of health-related information. It includes a lot well-written, non-academ...

  • 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,...

  • 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 bal...

  • 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 t...

  • Exercise Improves Mental Abilities

    By The National Institute of Health, March 27, 2014 A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published by the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of He...

  • Falls Among Older Adults

    By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were tre...

  • 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 weal...

  • 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. Along ...

  • 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 wel...

  • Exercising to Relax

    By Harvard Medical School, March 27, 2014 It's no secret the toll that stress can take on your body and mind. Whether it is a hard day at the office, at home, or a bad drive home from work, stres...

  • The Problem of Obesity in the U.S.

    By The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014 At bellicon, we always stress the importance of weight management and getting the most out of your workout for your health and we...

  • 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. Accordi...

  • 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: “It's natu...

  • 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 ...

  • Osteoporosis: Millions Have It And Millions More At Risk

    By National Osteoporosis Foundation, March 28, 2014  The National Osteoporosis Foundation is the preeminent organization in the United States for information and research regarding osteoporosis. ...

  • NY Times: The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones

    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 Bar...

  • 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 spec...