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Exercise Success for People Over 50: Reports of Improved Fitness, Circulation and Balance
Date:2/9/2010

The combination of a gentle bounce, stretching and strength training proves to be most effective in addressing senior health concerns. Dr. James Rota has developed a unique exercise for seniors, which has seen successful results in improving circulation, bone density, balance, weight loss, and overall fitness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 90 percent of American adults are so sedentary they could almost be reclassified as statues. It is important that people over age 50 find a way to address bone loss, circulation, balance issues, constipation, weight loss and muscle atrophy. Seniors have been reporting improvement in these conditions with a new exercise called Bouncercise.

After years of development, Dr. James Rota, age 75, describes Bouncercise as a gentle bounce combined with a suspended stabilization system which enables effective stretching, resistance training, and aerobic workout. “This exercise is fun and easy to do, and is very efficient. Bouncercise is a realistic solution to exercise apathy.”

Dr. Rota also developed the Freedom Spring System to facilitate the Bouncercise movement. It consists of a high quality rebounder or mini trampoline, along with a resistance and stabilization system that attaches to a wall or doorway. While performing a gentle bounce, seniors hold onto the suspended bar or resistance cords.

According to the National Safety Council, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults. Regarding her experience with Bouncercise, Elinor Kruzic, age 84, reported, “I had a problem with my inner ear and lost my balance completely. This has helped me in two months to regain my balance. I can walk now. I don’t fall down.”

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