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Use whole body vibration exercise for weight loss, bone density and muscle building

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by ggingues, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Snowcat

    Snowcat

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    I am still using it. I'm doing 10 minutes a day every other day. I recently started working up to a few squats and push-ups while on the machine and so far so good. I am having an overall good experience with it but I am very cautious with it and don't use it on days I know I will need every ounce of energy for other things. Good luck.
  2. bel canto

    bel canto Senior Member

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    A few years ago, one of the Harvard monthly newsletters described research done by the University of New York at Stony Brook in conjunction with Nasa.

    As I recall, the machines used in the research had very, very low levels of vibration.

    Here are a couple of links:

    http://science1.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast02nov_1/ (related to original research)

    http://bme.sunysb.edu/people/faculty/docs/crubin/safety-1-11-06.pdf (warning re: safety)

    http://search.stonybrook.edu/search...ction&q= vibration therapy&charset=iso-8859-1

    The last link is to a search for vibration therapy at Stony Brook, as they did the original research, and it looks like they are continuing to do so. Might be good to check out the latest findings.
  3. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I would research possible side effects before buying a vibrating platform. My eye doctor advised me against one because of the possibility of retinal detachment. Maybe she's just super conservative with me because I've had some minor eye problems.
  4. triffid113

    triffid113 Day of the Square Peg

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    I thought the whole point was to help "circulation" of lymph which has no way to circulate except via movement. I also thought that was the basis of trampoline exercising. So anyway, add lymph circulation to your list of bennies.
  5. samronald

    samronald

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    Whole Body Vibration therapy is said to be the one of the beneficial technologies and it helps the people to maintain higher level of fitness, health, and well-being and weight loss in a less period of time with conventional exercise.

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