Muscle Strength is an important component to living a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Proper muscle strength promotes balance, mobility and burns fat. Unfortunately, achieving the proper level of muscle strength can be a difficult goal for many people, especially seniors and those with physical limitations which don’t allow them the freedom to go to the gym to work out regularly.
Whole Body Vibration can help achieve the goal of maintaining a desirable level of strength and mobility. Over many years, scientists and researchers have studied the effects Whole Body Vibration has on the human anatomy and where the body benefits most from experiencing vibration treatment. Russian scientists learned vibration stimulation helped Cosmonauts regain muscle tone more rapidly than normal resistance training. The physics involved in using Whole Body Vibration are easy to understand because it is all about G-forces. If a person does a push-up on the floor, they are experiencing one Gravitational Force or G-force. The vibration platform’s oscillating mechanism creates G-Force against the weight of the body and by pushing back; more G-force is created. Up to 3 G’s or 3 Gravitational Forces can be achieved by standing on a Whole Body Vibration platform.
Go The Distance Without Sweating Or Gasping For Air
Simply standing on a vibration platform, as opposed to walking on a treadmill, using a step-climber or some other device, can give the vibration user an effective exercise and workout experience. Add more resistance to the experience by using a Body Blade or free weights and an even higher level of G-Forces is generated resulting in additional toning and muscle strength.
For many people over the age of 60, going to the gym just is not part of the picture. Taking the time to drive, park, register, use machines, get back in the car and go home isn’t going to happen. Then there’s the “awkward” factor of being close to retirement and hanging around a place with a bunch or twenty- and thirty-somethings flaunting their physiques. And finally is the fact that many people have infirmities or other issues which prevent them from achieving good body conditioning and toning.
A Whole Body Vibration platform is just the ticket. Privacy, ease of use, and the results that can be seen make a vibration platform the perfect solution. Treadmills and Step-climbers provide a different exercise experience, and can make you all sweaty and out of breath. Once you finish using them you have to take a shower and change clothes. That’s not the case with a vibration platform. There’s no sweat, no pounding on the knees, ankles, and hips and no heavy, labored breathing.
Sedentary People Now Have A Great Alternative
With the option of Whole Body Vibration and the simplicity with which a person can get into better condition, those who are sedentary or who are resistant to exercising for any reason can now begin the process of improving their muscle tone and conditioning in earnest. Women who suffer from cellulitis build-up or who have “wobbly-wiggly skin” under their arms can now start the process of returning to their former selves.
Even people who are stuck in wheelchairs or using walkers can benefit from just a few minutes’ time on the vibrating platform each day. By using the platform to stimulate their lower legs for a little while, they can get much improved Lymphatic fluid flow, increased blood circulation and improved oxygenation of the blood. It is this “turbo-charged” blood flow that will allow the body’s white blood cells to attack and dismantle the cellulite build-up. Removing the fat cells and eliminating the fatty materials through the Lymphatic system not only helps with weight but also helps with emotions. Knowing that you are getting better because of the Whole Body Vibration helps improve attitude and perspective in many people.
The Added Extra You Don’t Pay Extra For
One of the results of using Whole Body Vibration is the activation of the hormones in the body that help a person feel better and more focused. The hormones like Dopamine, Serotonin, and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) help a person feel better and more positive. Science has shown the production of these hormones is essential for happiness in and satisfaction with life. Another hormone that is diminished by Whole Body Vibration is Cortisol. Cortisol is that nasty little hormone that makes your body retain fat. A reduction in Cortisol is going to help with weight control and muscle toning.
All-in-all it is a proven fact that Whole Body Vibration can help with losing weight, toning muscles and enhancing flexibility and mobility. Athletes use vibration platforms to warm-up, warm-down, and to repair injuries faster with less stress on the affected area. Research studies have shown athletes tend to react quicker to stimulus than they do without Whole Body Vibration. In any case, it seems as though the pendulum is swinging back to the center when it comes to Muscle Strength and body toning.