With all the focus on love this month, we thought we should stop and consider how we treat our hearts all year long. Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body and its health can significantly impact your health. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a great way to take care of your heart that is within reach of everyone; young and old, fit and not-so-fit. By adding whole body vibration to your wellness plan you can show your heart a whole lot of love and get on the fast track to feeling, and looking, great.
 
Whole Body Vibration = Aerobic Training
 
When you step on the plate of your VibraWav Pro Series for the first session you will get an increase in heart rate that can provide benefits to your entire cardiovascular system (1). And while studies have shown that whole body vibration alone can increase heart rate there are a few simple changes to HOW you use your VibraWav machine you can dramatically increase the benefit to your heart.
 
Mix It Up
 
To get more out of your vibration session consider mixing it up a little. Do an upper body exercise followed immediately by a lower body exercise. Repeat this cycle a few times and you will notice a strong and steady increase in your heart rate versus simply standing on the machine. The idea here is to work your upper body while you rest your lower body (and vice versa). This simple technique allows you to “stack” the exercises to get more out of each vibration session. For examples of the kinds of upper and lower body exercises you can do on your VibraWav machine, click here.
 
Increase Your Vibration Time
 
The principle here is simple: more vibration equals more benefits for your heart. The key is to start slowly to build up your strength and tolerances. As always, you will want to check with your physician before making any changes to your workout. A good relationship with your health care provider is an important part of managing your health. They will work with you to design a vibration program that meets your health and fitness level.
 
What Does This Mean For Your Heart?
 
The benefits of adding whole body vibration to your lifestyle go beyond heart health to affect every part of your life. It is an investment you make in yourself and the quality of your life. Click here to find out how you can give yourself the gift of a healthy heart by adding a VibraWav Pro II to your home today.
 
Effects of whole body vibration training on cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength in older individuals (A 1-year randomized controlled trial) AN C. G. BOGAERTS1, CHRISTOPHE DELECLUSE2, ALBRECHT L. CLAESSENS2, THIERRY TROOSTERS3, STEVEN BOONEN4, SABINE M. P. VERSCHUEREN1