Whole Body Vibration Training and Therapy
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training and therapy has become more and more popular over the last year or so and is now receiving a huge amount of interest and discussion. It’s been suggested that Whole Body Vibration training and therapy can be used to increase weight loss, blood circulation, muscle strength and flexibility, whilst reducing cellulite and time needed to recover from injury.
Bone Mineral Density
Quite a few people now have also found that using a Whole Body Vibration exercise machine can hugely increase BMD (bone mineral density), while increasing leg strength and general power. Studies show that these machines can increase a persons’ vertical jump height.
Increasing bone mineral density suggests that vibration training may become an excellent resource for improving osteoporosis, which is a genuine problem both internationally and in the United States.
Osteoporosis refers to the abnormal loss of bone tissue, caused by a decrease in the bones’ mineral density. This results in very fragile, porous bones (in very bad cases becoming compressible), which makes them far more likely to fracture or break.
Osteoporosis is particularly prevalent in the elderly, meaning only extremely low-impact rehabilitation techniques can be employed. By allowing bone mineral density to increase through low-impact fitness techniques Whole Body Vibration exercise has become a primary treatment for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Whole Body Vibration Exercise
Since it has been demonstrated that Whole Body Vibration exercise can increase BMD, NASA is using it to reduce and prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in astronauts; adding weight to the technique as a genuine medical treatment.
If you have (or are worried about) osteoporosis, talk to your physician who will be able to tailor a course of action to your own personal situation. Mention Whole Body Vibration training and look into the possibility of purchasing one of our Kwikfit4u Whole Body Vibration machines. You never know, you could drastically improve your quality of life with a relatively small investment.