Imagine yourself standing and grabbing a bite of Caesar salad. You are watching your favorite morning show while working on your muscle strength and toning your abs. Is that even possible, when it seems like you are doing nothing? You can, if you have the right exercise equipment doing the work for you.
Investing in healthcare and regular physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of age, it should be a part of your daily routine. For the elderly who are having a difficult time performing aerobic exercise, research shows that a Whole Body Vibration (WBV) platform can improve their overall fitness.
Here’s how vibration exercise can help those over 60s:
Reduced Bone Loss
As you age, your bones may weaken or become brittle and thinner. This is one of the common signs of aging, but you can slow down the deterioration of bone tissue. This is where WBV training comes in handy, especially among the elderly.
According to the country’s top choice for low impact exercise through vibration, LifetimeVibe.com, vibration plate exercise machines are “an attractive alternative to drugs for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. The attractiveness of WBV lies in its ability to be applied in a low impact manner, which is critical for individuals with impaired mobility and attenuated muscle strength. There is no stress to the joints.”
For those over 60, using the whole-body vibration machine can be an effective workout. As little as 15 to 30 minutes a day of vibration therapy may improve balance and strengthen muscles; it can also reduce fall risks among the elderly. By standing on the vibrating platform, you improve postural balance by strengthening skeletal muscles.
For those with mild knee and joint issues, using the platform while doing upper body exercises may help ease pain and discomfort.
Vibration exercise has proven to have great positive effects for the elderly. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine to make sure you are fit to do anything you desire.