Can Vibration Exercise Equipment reduce health risks as we get older?
Well, simply the answer appears to be “yes”. Doctors have revealed how regular Vibration Training sessions could save many older people from broken bones and hip transplants.
As you get older, your bone density reduces meaning you become more susceptible to fractures and breaks. In fact, Osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease, affects three million people in the UK and there are approximately 230,000 osteoporosis related fractures every single year, with 70,000 being in the hip area.
This costs the National Health Service £2billion a year and is a leading cause of disability in the elderly.
Research has shown that regular Whole Body Vibration (WBV) sessions could actually increase bone density, reversing this trend. A recent study, published in the specialist journal Bone, by a team of doctors from the Medical College of Georgia in the United States, says that WBV could help over 50’s to resist bone density loss as they grow older.
Their trial found that bone density around the hip joint and in the leg bones consistently improved.