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Vibration Training Reduces Health Risk

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.

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What is the most effective way to boost metabolism and lose weight?

To get a really effective workout you really need to boost your metabolic rate significantly. But how is this achieved? The best way to burn weight is through resistance training. An effective weight / resistance training session will allow your body to continue burning calories post workout for much longer than a typical cardio workout. Studies suggest that your metabolic rate can be boosted for us to 48 hours after a really intensive resistance workout session.

If you want to improve your resting metabolic rate (your metabolism whilst resting) then you again need to look to resistance training, as it can raise levels by as much as 15%.

If you are serious about losing weight and getting your body into shape you need to combine a healthy diet with resistance exercise. Dieting alone will reduce muscle mass, and this has a negative effect on metabolism. This is why a diet without exercise makes it harder to lose weight effectively.

You don’t need to attend a gym to carry our resistance training. Grab yourself some dumbbells and do simple, repetitive arm exercises or if finances allow grab yourself a cross trainer or rowing machine for your home gym.

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