Some of the physical benefits of WBV include:
- decreased body fat, lowered BMI and BFA
- weight loss and improved metabolism
- increased muscle tone and strength
- increased bone mass and mineral density
- increased flexibility and mobility
- improved cardio and circulation
- improved balance and core strength
- improved fitness for older adults
Physician and wellness expert Dr. Joseph Mercola is a strong supporter of HIIT compared to the traditional cardio exercise regimes. According to Dr. Mercola, “the evidence is overwhelming that the traditional long cardio workout is not good for your heart and may place even the strongest athlete at risk for a disastrous cardiac event. These endurance style workouts have NO place in 21st Century fitness—if you’re still doing them, then it’s time for you to read up on the latest science.”
The reason that old school, long cardio sessions are now considered potentially harmful is because endurance cardio releases too much of the stress hormone cortisol, which contributes to the break down of tissue. Which means too much cardio can damage your heart instead of strengthening it.
Instead, sports medicine and fitness experts are recommending high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which includes short bursts of intensive effort followed by periods of less intensive activity. This combination of high and low intensity activity provides better physical outcomes and can be accomplished in much less time.
Whole Body Vibration is an excellent way to get all the benefits of HIIT without the risks of excess cardio. WBV is one of the safest and most time efficient ways to improve your physical fitness and wellbeing.
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