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Whole Body Vibration Training Mimics Metabolic Effects of Exercise and Improves Cardiovascular Health and Fitness in Elderly

wbvt mimics metabolic effects of exercise

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  • Whole Body Vibrational Training (WBVT) can provide impressive health benefits while significantly reducing your workout time
  • It can add another dimension of benefit to your workouts, warmups and cool-downs, boost the intensity of high-intensity interval training, help maintain and improve bone density, improve cardiovascular health and fitness in the elderly and help speed healing after an injury
  • WBVT mimics exercise; obese and diabetic mice gained similar muscle mass and insulin sensitivity improvements either walking on a treadmill for 45 minutes/day or standing on a vibrating platform for 20 minutes/day

By Dr. Mercola

Whole Body Vibrational Training (WBVT) — which originated from research conducted during the 1960s' space race — can provide a host of impressive health benefits, all while significantly reducing your workout time. It can be used to add another dimension of benefit to your regular workout, warmups and cool-downs and, if you're doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT), the vibration will ramp up your intensity even further.


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