Our hearts start beating when we are just a month old, growing in our mother’s womb, and continue beating until our last breath. At 80 years old, our hearts will have beaten more than 3 billion times! Our circulatory system transports oxygen and nutrients to every cell in our body 24/7, whether we’re awake or asleep.
Better circulation equals better blood flow; which ensures a rich supply of oxygen and nutrition to your organs, making them healthier, and giving you good energy levels. This includes your largest organ—your skin—allowing you to fight off bacteria and infections. And when your heart is working at its full potential, you’ll have a lower heart rate, and lower blood pressure.
Exercise is vitally important to having good circulation, and Whole Body Vibration (WBV) has been proven to be the best way to improve circulation. WBV provides an immediate increase in blood circulation.
Research highlights include:
• The Journal of Athletic Training published a study in May 2015, showing that WBV increased peripheral blood flow.
• The Medical Science Monitor studied a group of 18 people using WBV and found that blood flow was increased to the upper body and arms in only a few minutes.
• The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology published a study that showed WBV could be a drug-free therapy for neurovascular complications of diabetes. People with diabetes can have circulation issues due to poor management of blood sugar levels, which can lead to leg ulcers, numbness and loss of limbs however improved circulation can prevent these conditions.
• Researchers at Spain’s Research Center on Physical Disability found that even 1-3 minutes of WBV improved blood flow and circulation in patients with spinal cord injuries, recommending that WBV be added to rehabilitation programs.
Whole Body Vibration improves circulation three ways—by increased gravity, by muscle movement and by muscle reflexes. This makes WBV unique, and an excellent way to increase circulation without putting strain your heart. Better circulation improves oxygen levels in the cells as well as better metabolism and energy levels, and healthy skin.