The Best Vibration Machine for Seniors
- Automatic Sleep Mode – no bending over to find the on/off switch.
- 12 pre-set programs
- Comfortable, elegant handles
- Speed range 1-80 (1-15.5 Hz)
Patented, Made in USA
- Wisper quiet (42db)
- Patented design reduces vibration in handles
- 6 inch base height for safety and easy step
- Beautiful cherrywod design
- Removabl seat and handles included
- Large, durable wheels
- Easily moves across floors
- Solid rubber feet prevent slipping
- 140 page exercise book included
- Instructions for 33 different exercises
- Specific exercises for 31 health conditions
- Ships in two boxes
- Very easy assembly with tools included
- Simply tighten six screws
- Optional white glove fully assembled delivery inside your home or business
- Lifetime support
- Lifetime warranty-frame and motor
- 3 year warranty-everything else
FAQ: Selecting Equipment for SEniors
What is the best exercise equipment for seniors with bad knees?
The best exercise equipment for seniors with bad knees is one that is designed specifically for their needs. The ideal machine will be low-impact, improve blood circulation and get oxygen into the joints. Seniors with bad knees need movement and blood and oxygen into the joints. Most standard machines, such as recumbent bikes, do not create the frequency of movements they need.
Other vibration plates can be painful and far too fast and intense for anyone with joint pain in knees, hips, or neck. The start with a harsh, rapid jolt, rather than a smooth, gradual acceleration.
Whole body vibration at low frequencies on a oscillating vibration plate helps make this exercise simple and easy. Lifetimevibe is the only vibration plate with an extremely simple, rotating control knob to adjust frequency. It also allows continous adjustment to create low and high speeds.
Other features include a low 6 inch base height for safety and easy step, removable seat and handles, large, durable wheels, and solid rubber feet to prevent slipping.
Additionally, an exercise book with 140 pages of instructions for 33 different exercises and specific exercises for 31 health conditions can be helpful.
If assembly is a concern, an option with easy assembly and tools included or white glove fully assembled delivery inside your home or business can make a huge difference. Finally, lifetime support and a lifetime warranty for the frame and motor and a 3 year warranty for everything else can provide peace of mind.
What is the best exercise equipment for seniors over 70?
The best exercise equipment for seniors over 70 should be tailored to their individual needs and physical capabilities. Machines that start abruptly with a harsh jolt, or that include extremely fast frequencies or harsh g-forces can be painful and uncomfortable. Depending on their fitness level, some seniors may benefit from treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, rowing machines, stair steppers, and more.
Seniors over 70 or over 80 do not like touch screens, remotes, or complicated programs. Instead, a physical exercise instruction book, a physical control knob and buttons can make it intuitive and simple to use.
Additionally, the equipment should be designed with safety in mind and should limit the risk of falls. For seniors, balance is a important consideration. A whole body vibration machine that includes a low 6 inch base height for easy step and safety, and a removable seat and handles can help. In addition, the machine should be easy to move, with large, durable wheels.
A complete exercise and health condition instruction book can be helpful to explain many different applications of the exercise machine. Finally, lifetime support and a lifetime warranty for the frame can provide peace of mind.
What is the best sitting exercise machine for elderly?
Some seniors and elderly people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s struggle with joint pain that makes standing or walking difficult. They need equipment that allows them to exercise while sitting. Often, they think of recumbant exercise bikes for their home gym. But then their upper body doesn’t get the circulation or strength they need as well.
A whole body vibration plate that includes a removable stool and handles can allow seniors to develop strength while sitting. Exercising by moving the upper body while sitting on the removable stool can increase back and neck flexibility and strength. The Lifetimevibe machine makes this easy.
Another good sitting exercise involves placing a chair or stool in front of the machine and resting the feet on the vibration plate. Most vibration plates have higher platforms that are too high to allow this kind of foot placement. However, if you have a vibration machine with a low, 6-inch high platform, you can rest your feet on the moving plate while sitting in front of it.
This can create oxygen and blood circulation into painful joints to allow them to heal naturally. This frequent, easy movement without pressure can relieve pain. It can help with arthritis and plantar fasciitis and stiff joints.
What belongs in the best home gym for seniors?
Seniors developing their own home gym need exercise equipment that will be durable, easy to use, and not painful. It also should be attractive, easy to assemble, and simple to move if necessary. The ideal machines will make exercise easy and allow people to move both upper and lower body. Low-impact that doesn’t create pain in the joints is also important.
A whole body vibration plate can be helpful for seniors. However, most whole body vibration machines are uncomfortable, accelerate rapidly, and include complicated computer touchscreens. These can be difficult and not enjoyable or beneficial for seniors.
A vibration plate with a low-six-inch base can reduce the risk of falls and losing balance. Also, reducing the frequency and adjusting the amplitude can help seniors avoid joint pain. People in their 60s, 70s, and 80s prefer Lifetimevibe because it’s not harsh and painful on the joints.
Whole body vibration exercise is a great addition to any home gym for seniors. It not only helps with pain relief, but it also helps promote better overall health and fitness. Additionally, it can help improve balance, flexibility, and coordination, which are all important for older adults. Furthermore, it can help improve circulation and help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases.
What is the research on knee osteoarthritis and whole body vibration?
Effect of adding whole-body vibration training to squat training on physical function and muscle strength in individuals with knee osteoarthritis
Objectives:This study aims to investigate the effects of adding whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise to squat training (ST) on the physical function and muscle strength of patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA).
Methods:41 participants completed the intervention and measurements (ST group; n=21, age=65.00±4.39 years, BMI=23.01±2.95 kg/m2; WBV+ST group; n=20, age=64.10±4.95 years, BMI=24.79±3.12 kg/m2). The supervised eight-week intervention was performed three times per week with the intensity and duration increased gradually. Visual analog scale, Timed Up and Go test (TUG), 6-min Walk Distance test, and isokinetic measurements were performed at baseline and post-intervention.
(Notice the direct comparison between the two groups that isolated whole body vibration compared to regular exercise).
Results:The peak torque (PT) of the extensors at 180°/s increased significantly in the WBV+ST group compared with the ST group (p = 0.046). The peak work of the extensors and the PT of the flexors at 180°/s improved only in the WBV+ST group (p<0.0125). However, no significant changes in these variables were found between groups (p>0.05).
Conclusions: Adding 8 weeks of WBV training to ST can more effectively improve the muscular strength of knee extensors compared with ST in patients with KOA.
(Whole Body Vibration improved leg strength much better than just regular training without vibration)
Lai Z, Lee S, Hu X, Wang L. Effect of adding whole-body vibration training to squat training on physical function and muscle strength in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2019 Sep 1;19(3):333-341. PMID: 31475941; PMCID: PMC6737544.
Does research show whole body vibration helps elderly with knee pain?
Functional performance and inflammatory cytokines after squat exercises and whole-body vibration in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis
Objective:To investigate the effects of squat exercises combined with whole-body vibration on the plasma concentration of inflammatory markers and the functional performance of elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Design:Clinical, prospective, randomized, single-blinded study.
The ideal type of study to ensure results are accurate!
Setting:Exercise physiology laboratory.
Participants:Elderly subjects with knee OA (N=32) were divided into 3 groups: (1) squat exercises on a vibratory platform (platform group, n=11); (2) squat exercises without vibration (squat group, n=10); and (3) the control group (n=11).
Interventions:The structured program of squat exercises in the platform and squat groups was conducted 3 times per week, on alternate days, for 12 weeks.
Main outcome measures:Plasma soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptors 1 (sTNFR1) and 2 (sTNFR2) were measured using immunoassays (the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method). The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index questionnaire was used to evaluate self-reported physical function, pain, and stiffness. The 6-minute walk test, the Berg Balance Scale, and gait speed were used to evaluate physical function.
Results:In the platform group, there were significant reductions in the plasma concentrations of the inflammatory markers sTNFR1 and sTNFR2 (P<.001 and P<.05, respectively) and self-reported pain (P<.05) compared with the control group, and there was an increase in balance (P<.05) and speed and distance walked (P<.05 and P<.001, respectively). In addition, the platform group walked faster than the squat group (P<.01).
The Whole Body Vibration platform was better than exercise alone in reducing pain, and in improving balance and walking speed.
Conclusions:The results suggest that whole-body vibration training improves self-perception of pain, balance, gait quality, and inflammatory markers in elderly subjects with knee OA.
Simão AP, Avelar NC, Tossige-Gomes R, Neves CD, Mendonça VA, Miranda AS, Teixeira MM, Teixeira AL, Andrade AP, Coimbra CC, Lacerda AC. Functional performance and inflammatory cytokines after squat exercises and whole-body vibration in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct;93(10):1692-700. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.04.017. Epub 2012 Apr 27. PMID: 22546535.
Can WBV slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis?
Whole-body vibration decreases the proliferativeb response of TCD4(+) cells in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis
This one is a bit complicated to understand. But essentially–the body releases T-cells to attack arthritis. Measuring the volume of T-cells can be a helpful way to evaluate the progression of arthritis desease and the body’s reaction. When we find that the body’s immune reaction has reduced, that means the disease of arthritis is likely not progressing as fast.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of adding whole-body vibration (WBV; frequency = 35 to 40 Hz; amplitude = 4 mm) to squat training on the T-cell proliferative response of elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. This study was a randomized controlled trial in which the selected variables were assessed before and after 12 weeks of training. Twenty-six subjects (72 ± 5 years of age) were divided into three groups: 1) squat training with WBV (WBV, N = 8); 2) squat training without WBV (N = 10), and 3) a control group (N = 8). Women who were ≥60 years of age and had been diagnosed with OA in at least one knee were eligible. The intervention consisted of 12 uninterrupted weeks of squatting exercise training performed 3 times/week. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained from peripheral blood collected before and after training. The proliferation of TCD4+ and TCD8+ cells was evaluated by flow cytometry measuring the carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester fluorescence decay before and after the intervention (∆). The proliferative response of TCD4+ cells (P = 0.02, effect size = 1.0) showed a significant decrease (23%) in the WBV group compared to the control group, while there was no difference between groups regarding the proliferative response of TCD8+ cells (P = 0.12, effect size = 2.23). The data suggest that the addition of WBV to squat exercise training might modulate T-cell-mediated immunity, minimizing or slowing disease progression in elderly patients with OA of the knee.
Whole bod vibration helped improve the body’s response to arthritis, showing that this type of exercise enabled the body to actually heal itself and slow the progression of osteoarthritis.
Tossige-Gomes R, Avelar NC, Simão AP, Neves CD, Brito-Melo GE, Coimbra CC, Rocha-Vieira E, Lacerda AC. Whole-body vibration decreases the proliferativeb response of TCD4(+) cells in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2012 Dec;45(12):1262-8. doi: 10.1590/s0100-879×2012007500139. Epub 2012 Sep 6. PMID: 22948377; PMCID: PMC3854226.