Turns Out You Need a Vibrator to not work out!

posted by Jim Curtis -

Turns out maybe you don't have to exercise- that is if you have a WBV - a whole-body-vibrator! A new study says whole-body vibration can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice. For a human, the person is sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second. Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, Ph.D., of Augusta University says, "Our study is the first to show that whole-body vibration may be just as effective as exercise at combating some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes." She added, "These results are encouraging, however, because our study was conducted in mice, this idea needs to be rigorously tested in humans to see if the results would be applicable to people." (Endocrinology)

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