WHOLE BODY VIBRATION FOR ACTIVE AGING

above - short 45 sec. video explaining whole body vibration is good for active aging

WBV Exercises for Active Aging:

To view a complete list of stretches and exercises, Click Here.

It is a huge Public Health Issue: Affects 55% of Americans age 50+  (Surgeon General, 2004)

1 in 2 women, and 1 in 4 men will have osteoporosis related fractures

2 million fractures in 2005

3 million fractures expected annually by 2025

25% of hip fracture patients die within 1 year

20% end up in long-term care

OSTEOPOROSIS

 

 

 

 


1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year in the US

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths.

They are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma (CDC 2005).

15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls( 2005)

1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries from falls,

More than 433,000 of these patients were hospitalized (CDC 2005).

The rates of fall-related deaths among older adults rose significantly over the past decade (Stevens 2006).

FALL PREVENTION

 

 

 

 

 

 


WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ADVANTAGES FOR ACTIVE AGING


WBV causes increased lymph drainage, which lowers the pressure in vericose veins so the valves of the veins can close off

REDUCES VARICOSE VEINS


There are two types of bone cells. Ostioblast (bone maker) and Ostioclast (bone shaper). Bone loss is due to more Ostioclast than Ostioblast cells. WBV stimulates more weight bearing exercise and gravity stimulates ostioblast cells.

INCREASES BONE DENSITY


WBV improves muscle strength the same way regular exercise does. Vibrations lengthen and shorten the fibers however many times per second you have the frequency set at, which is more efficient and increases strength.

IMPROVES MUSCLE STRENGTH

 


WBV improves circulation through increased blood flow by stimulating the exercise heart rate.

IMPROVES CIRCULATION


During WBV exercise, the body tries to keep the head and body steady and upright. All the muscles that keep the body in this position are exercised as a reaction to the oscillating movements. At 25 Hz speed, the units produces 1500 repetitions per minute! As you can see, this produces a strong training effect. Additional work-out benefits can then be achieved by adding other voluntary movements into the program as described by our exercise posters!

REDEVELOP THE POSTURAL MUSCLES, JOINTS, AND REFLEXES AFTER INJURY/DISEASE


The muscle contractions described above increase muscle strength, tone and endurance in time. Muscular and neurologic coordination is improved. The effect on muscles is similar to that of other powered exercise devices, such as treadmills and bicycles.

WBV IMPROVES MUSCLE STRENGTH, REFLEXES, AND JOINT MOTION


Exercise can reduce pain and disability by decrease muscle inhibition and by improving local circulation. Unfortunately, most osteoarthritis sufferers tend to not adhere to an exercise regimen, due to the discomfort associated with working out. The more difficult the exercise, the less likely they will do it. WBV is particularly suited for these people because it exercises the postural system. WBV it is easy to use, the exercise sessions are short and best of ll it is safe!

WBV REDUCES THE PAIN AND DISABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS


Parkinson's patients benefit from light exercise. Heavy and prolonged exercise is a contraindication to this disorder. The short exercise sessions on WBV, the stimulation rate and the ability to only target particular muscles make WBV a natural for Parkinson sufferers. WBV allows people with Parkinson's disease to enjoy the benefits of exercise.

ALLOWS PARKINSON'S PATIENTS TO EXERCISE WHICH CAN SLOW THE PROGRESS OF THE DISEASE


WBV can be used to exercise the perineal muscles of the pelvic basin. Stimulating them at a rapid rate of about 25Hz while holding these muscles contracted improves their strength. This can potentially reduce incontinence in patients with such weak muscles.

CAN HELP INCONTINENCE


Diabetics can benefit hugely from exercise,  particularly if the exercise can improve blood circulation to their lower extremities. Unfortunately these patients are often not able to sustain prolonged, because proper insulin levels must be maintained. Thus WBV is well suited to the needs of diabetics.

IMPROVES LEG CIRCULATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES


WBV causes increased lymph drainage, which lowers the pressure in vericose veins so the valves of the veins can close off

REDUCES VARICOSE VEINS

 


WBV stimulates all cells in the body, increases blood flow, and oxygen intake and stimulates metabolism to help flush out toxins.

INCREASES ENERGY


There are two types of bone cells. Ostioblast (bone maker) and Ostioclast (bone shaper). Bone loss is due to more Ostioclast than Ostioblast cells. WBV stimulates more weight bearing exercise and gravity stimulates ostioblast cells.

INCREASES BONE DENSITY

 


WBV improves muscle strength the same way regular exercise does. Vibrations lengthen and shorten the fibers however many times per second you have the frequency set at, which is more efficient and increases strength.

IMPROVES MUSCLE STRENGTH


WBV increases blood flow, lymph drainage, oxygenation of cells, the release of endorphins, and detoxification of the body.

ENHANCES WELLNESS


WBV works from the inside out. Waste products are expelled at a cellular, lymphatic and excretion level.

ENHANCES DETOXIFICATION


WBV improves circulation through increased blood flow by stimulating the exercise heart rate.

IMPROVES CIRCULATION


WBV increases circulation blood flow and oxygen intake. WBV also reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) and creates and releases endorphins. It also detoxifies the system, enhancing relaxation.

IMPROVES RELAXATION


WBV increases circulation and blood flow and increases HGH and Testosterone levels. On another level WBV also helps to release endorphins, detoxify the system and reduce cortisol.

INCREASES LIBIDO


WBV assists by allowing new tissues to build and grow, increases circulation, allows the oxygenation of cells, increases metabolism and flushes the toxins out of the body at a higher and faster rate

ENHANCES REHABILITATION


The direct effect of WBV stimulates blood flow to ligaments and tendons and enhances the stretch reflex.

INCREASES FLEXIBILITY


Since the muscles are working at almost 100% through the use of WBV, they are burning more glucose and oxygen, therefore pushing the heart to pump harder and get more oxygen to the muscles.

CARDIO EFFECTS


For additional benefits of Whole Body Vibration, click here.

See why Whole Body Vibration is good for active aging. https://www.nih.gov/