Vibration Fitness News

Report names vibration exercise fastest growing fitness sector in US

Los Angeles, CA —

Over the past five years Wholebody Vibration has swept across the USA from Europe and is now commonly used by doctors and physicians to treat patients. Further, vibration fitness machines are now some of the worlds top trainers key training tools.

The NutriMedical Report hosted by Dr. William Deagle nationwide investigated and discussed the groundbreaking health and fitness phenomena known as the “Vibration Fitness Machine” from VibraSlim. Dr. Deagle for the past 12 months been testing and researching the effects of vibration exercise for fitness and health. He reported his findings on the show stating that his research and the many published medical reports from doctors, universities and medical centers confirm that vibration fitness exercise has many benefits including: weight-loss, rapid muscle strength growth, increased bone density, Higher HGH levels, pain reduction and greatly improved balance just to name a few. He also quoted a study from the European Congress on Obesity that was recently released which found that whole body vibration was four times as effective as traditional workouts for weight loss.

“The Doctors” TV segment airing February 26 demonstrates how vibration exercise can replicate a 60 minute treadmill workout in 10 minutes. Whole body vibration machine causes the body’s muscles to contract and stretch – just like regular exercise does. Other benefits include: total muscle toning, accelerated weight loss, cellulite reduction, stress reduction, increased flexibility and faster metabolism.

On February 12, “The Tyra Banks Show” demonstrated vibration technology from VibraSlim and was part of “The Tyra Banks Show” special “Beauty Across America” showcasing the latest fitness, health and beauty techniques that work. Many professional sports teams including Olympic, NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA teams have adopted the vibration fitness machines into daily training programs. This has really given the industry a boost of interest and given consumers the confidence to try Whole Body Vibration.

No matter your patients physical condition, the subconscious stretch reflexes will tighten almost all your muscles at once with vibration exercise. That compares with just 45 per cent of muscle fibers used during conventional training. Traditional training increases muscle strength because your body reacts to the extra resistance created by the weights over and above regular gravity. With Vibration Training your body reacts to acceleration rather than extra weight, which is many times greater than standard training stimuli. And one repeated 30 or 50 times a second.

Why Are Vibration Machines All the Rage?

Wednesday, 17 March

While it always seems that there is some new fitness craze sweeping the land at any given minute, the one that I have perhaps been asked the most about is the vibration machine. These machines are surprisingly effective, and their no impact workouts have led many to purchase them. Others are skeptical, however, and I frequently find myself defending the popularity of a machine that, effectively, vibrates the user into better health. While it can be easy to dismiss the notion of vibration machines being able to improve health, it is important to look into them. A far cry  rom the vibrating belts that became an exercise craze in the 1950’s, these machine work to increase circulation, reduce muscle loss, and improve strength. Moreover, they can help users rebuild healthy and strong muscle tissue without the need for strenuous exercise. Recent studies also show that these machines help release endorphins, which are able to reduce depression and anxiety, increase energy, and boost concentration.

People using these machines for the first time often tell me that they are surprised at the amount of benefit that can be seen almost immediately. While weight loss and fitness are goals that take a great deal of time to achieve, vibration machines are able to help alleviate aches and pains and improve the mood. Long term benefits include faster injury recovery, increased stamina and strength, increased bone density, and reduced cellulite appearance. These machines can also help stimulate the production of collagen, which helps reduce the physical signs of aging.

Users who are seeking a more comprehensive workout will certainly be pleased to know that vibration exercise machines can become an integral part of many workouts. These platforms are designed to offer vibration not only while standing still, but while enjoying yoga or Pilates. Using the machine while you are dumbbell training can also help make your workout more comprehensive and effective. There are numerous reasons why vibration machines are so popular. They are enjoyed by numerous celebrities and have become a staple in some of the most high tech and classiest gyms around the world. The notion of vibrating one’s way to health might sound too good to be true, but these machines are backed by years of research and science. There are numerous benefits to people with a variety of needs and conditions. As these machines increase in popularity, I expect to receive more and more messages from users who are simply astonished at the many things a simple machine can
accomplish.

Daily vibration helps aging bones stay healthy

AUGUSTA, Ga.A daily dose of whole body vibration may help reduce the usual bone density loss that occurs with age, Medical College of Georgia researchers report.

Twelve weeks of daily, 30-minute sessions in 18-month old male mice – which equate to 55- to 65-year-old humans – appear to forestall the expected annual loss that can result in fractures, disability and death. Dr. Karl H. Wenger, biomedical engineer in the MCG Schools of Graduate Studies and Medicine, reported the findings with his colleagues in the journal Bone.

Researchers found whole body vibration improved density around the hip joint with a shift toward higher density in the femur, the long bone of the leg, as well. Hip fractures are a major cause of disability and death among the elderly.

They also found a reduction in a biomarker that indicates bone breakdown and an increase in the surface area involved in bone formation in the vibrating group.

The findings provide more scientific evidence that the technique, which dates back to the 1800s and is now showing up in homes, gyms and rehabilitation clinics, has bone benefit, particularly as a low-risk option for injured individuals with limited mobility, Wenger said.

The scientists theorize that the rhythmic movement, which produces a sensation similar to that of a vibrating cell phone but on a larger scale, exercises cells so they work better. Vibration prompts movement of the cell nucleus, which is suspended by numerous threadlike fibers called filaments. “The filaments get all deformed like springs and then they spring back,” Wenger said.

All the movement releases transcription factors that spur new osteoblasts, the cells that make bone. With age, the balance of bone production and destruction – by osteoclasts – tips to the loss side.

In the case of an injury, vibration acts on stem cells, the master controllers of the healing process. “We think that in fracture healing, you get a more dramatic response. We don’t know exactly why it affects the biology differently but it’s likely because of the extent to which stem cells invade the injured area,” Wenger said. They have found that vibration slows stem cell proliferation, which may sound counterintuitive, but likely means more stem cells differentiate into bone cells rather than continuing to just make more generic stem cells. With age, stem cells have difficulty differentiating.

To see if their findings translate to the trauma clinic, they are evaluating vibration tolerance in patients with lower-limb fractures and finding, surprisingly, that even two weeks after injury the subtle vibration is soothing, rather than painful, to most.

The bone group, based in the MCG Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, also is working with Georgia Prevention Institute scientists to explore vibration exercise  fitness potential to improve glucose uptake – to see if vibration results in more insulin production or aids glucose clearance in some other way – and whether, like exercise, it can reduce fatty liver disease in chunky, pre-diabetic children.

In related studies, postmenopausal women at the peak age of bone decline, experienced results similar to those of Wenger’s aging mice. Wenger’s studies used only male mice to mitigate the impact of fluctuating hormones and focus on aging. In the human study, led by Dr. Clinton T. Rubin at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the women receiving daily whole body vibration didn’t gain appreciable bone but they did not lose it either.

While vibration lacks some cardiovascular benefits of exercise, animal and human studies also have shown it can greatly improve muscle strength and weight loss.


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