April 5, 2017
Vibration Machines – Your Overall Health Machine – Part 1
Vibration technology is slowly gaining popularity in the fitness and sports world. This vibration technology is being widely used for various therapeutic purposes. It has been found by many researchers that an optimal range of vibrations is good for human body. These vibrations, when used in a controlled range, can help in treating various health issues like back pain, joint pain, osteoporosis, obesity and diabetes among others. Along with this, Whole Body Vibration (WBV) exercises on a regular or weekly basis can help you lead an active lifestyle.
The concept of using of vibrations for staying fit is not new, it was Vladimir Nazarov, a Russian scientist, who explored Whole Body Vibration (WBV) as a therapy. “He tested vibration on cosmonauts in order to reduce the loss of muscle and bone density in space.” The WBV machines in its present state comprise vibration platforms or plates that produce vibrations that can be adjusted as per your requirements.
WBV exercises offer numerous health benefits including:
- Bone Health
- Backbone & Joint Health
- Lymphatic Health
- Hormonal Health
- Skin Health
- Children’s Health
Considering the number of benefits vibration machines offer, we have divided this post into two parts. In this post we’ll be covering Bone Health, Backbone & Joint Health and Lymphatic Health and rest of the benefits will be covered in the next post.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) machines and training has been observed to be effective for the bone health, especially in women. Gianni Maddalozzo, a senior instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science, found that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) workout can help build muscle and bone mass and also increase strength & balance in hip replacement patients. Different researchers have also identified that “WBV therapy is the great therapy for Osteoporosis patients, it reduces the risk of fall and broken bone.” Performing WBV exercises on a regular or a weekly basis can help increase your bone density.
Backbone & Joint Health
Back pain & Joint pain are two serious health concerns that can affect a person’s ability to easily perform many tasks. This back pain and joint pain many times doesn’t allow people to actively involve in many physical activities and they have to lead a sedentary lifestyle. But WBV exercises on a regular or a weekly basis can ease the back & joint pain. It was found in a research that WBV machines can easily strengthen the connective tissues and core muscles, that can help get rid of joint pain.
The lymphatic system plays a major role in human health. It is responsible for removing all accumulated toxins, chemical wastes and fats present in human body. So, a good lymphatic health always contributes in detoxing our body and strengthening our immune system. Many renowned health experts say that lymphatic drainage is essential in our body and to increase lymphatic drainage, body movements & physical activities including exercises are musts. With regard to this, they favour WBV a lot. WBV therapy helps in stimulating lymphatic drainage and help dispose of toxins from the body at a faster rate.
Including Whole Body Vibration (WBV) exercise in your daily workout regimen can help you improve your overall health. These vibration producing equipments can help you achieve your desired health goals.
Note – If you are a beginner, then you are advised to perform vibration exercises within a range of 8-12 Hz (8Hz – Upper Body & 12Hz – Lower Body) for 30-60 seconds for effective results.
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