In recent years, an increasing number of people have taken to trying to lead healthier lives. Whether that is by taking care of their diet or working out in the gym, the ultimate aim is to look and feel better and live longer.
Many people exercise by going out for a jog before leaving for work in the morning or going to the gym in the evening. In the latter case, there are many different types of machines to use, such as treadmills, rowing machines or vibration machines.
One of the most recent additions to the range of fitness training machines is the vibration machine but, in reality, it has been around for a lot longer in some form or other.
It was the Ancient Greeks that used this technique, identifying that vibration of the body could improve muscle performance and tone the body. In the 1960s top athletes, N.A.S.A. and their Russian counterparts used vibration machines on their astronauts in what was termed “biomechanical stimulation”. This strengthened muscle tone as well as bone density in specific parts of the body, assisting in the change of gravity and atmosphere when in space.
In more recent years, whole body vibration machines have been developed to be used by sports teams, weight loss clinics, spas, physiotherapists and gyms. These machines, as the name indicates, help the whole muscular skeletal system.
So, how do vibration machines work?
Well, they are quite simple really. All that you do is stand on a plate that will vibrate and hold onto the handlebars. The plate produces therapeutic vibrations from your feet moving up your body. Whilst you are stood on the plate you are able to position your feet in various positions, thus changing your body’s stance. The vibrations improve your body’s flexibility.
There are a number of benefits of whole body vibration machines, such as:
- Increases muscle strength.
- Increases the flow of blood in your body. This can result in a quicker healing process.
- Blood and oxygen circulation throughout your body will increase.
- Increased bone density.
- Increased production of serotonin, endorphins and testosterone, with all these helping you feel and look younger and make you feel fitter. It will also decrease cortisol and help reduce your stress levels.
- Increases fat-burning, metabolism and cellulite thus assisting in you losing weight.
- Improved balance.
- Tightens your skin.
As you can see, there are a number of benefits in using whole body vibration machines. Overall, they create a feeling of wellbeing with positive results often occurring quite quickly.
Whether you join a gym or even purchase or rent a vibration machine that you can use in your garage or a spare bedroom in your home, a vibration machine can work miracles! As with most things, when they were first available to purchase they were quite expensive. However, vibration machines can now be purchased at a reasonable cost and are available from a variety of outlets, so check it out today.
About the Author:
Myra Garcia is a freelance writer and an online marketer. She loves to trail with friends and loves to travel during her free time.