September’s cool, crisp mornings signal the return to the classroom for thousands of students! Looking for a way to maintain your physical health and increase your academic performance? Whole Body Vibration (WBV) can help you improve focus in the classroom while maintaining your fitness goals.
“Mentally, VIBES has made me a happier person,” says Pure Vibe’s 60-day Check-In winner and recent SFU MBA grad Sara Shams. “I have less mood swings, especially on rainy days. Physically, I have great stamina and endurance.”
When asked if she thought WBV classes contributed to her success as an MBA student, Sara identified three things. “I had more energy; the 30-minute classes pumped extra blood to my brain, delivering the oxygen and nutrients it needed to perform better. Therefore, I could study longer. I had less stress, so I was using my time more efficiently. And it helped me overcome my cravings, eat healthy and limited my coffee to two cups a day, which is very rare for an MBA student. I was one of the very few in my class who did not gain weight during the program.”
Research supports Sara’s experience. A recent study at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands followed 100 undergraduate students in their early to mid-twenties. The researchers looked at the effects of WBV on attention and focus for both typical students and those with ADHD. They found that WBV improved the attention and focus of both groups of students, but greater improvement was seen with the students with ADHD.
Sara values the efficiency of her Pure Vibe workouts. Thirty-minute WBV classes work her body and mind, improving her fitness and focus. Sara’s favourite mantra? “I use my strong mind to earn a strong body.”