Deep Vein...What?
 
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a silent killer that affects thousands of Americans every year. So we thought we would take a minute to talk about DVT and how whole body vibration can help you prevent this silent killer. So what is deep vein thrombosis? DVT is a blood clot that, for various reasons, builds up in the veins.
 
DVT - A Potential Kink in Your Good Health
 
Your veins act like a network of hoses in your body; delivering vital nutrients and removing waste. Healthy veins behave like a brand, new hose that is supple and kink free. It is easily able to bend and flex, allowing the water to move throughout the system freely and without obstruction. Problems can occur when, over time, the hose begins to harden; causing it to kink. These kinks can reduce the free flow of water, even to the point of stopping the flow all together. To restore the flow you have to find the kink and straighten it out.
 
Avoiding the Pitfalls of DVT
 
Our veins face a similar set of challenges as we age. The term "hardening of the arteries", also called atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard structures called plaques. Over time, these plaques can lead to narrower arteries and cause blockages that can partially or completely block blood flow back to the heart and cause damage to the one-way valves in the veins. These clots can also break free and travel through your blood to major organs, such as your lungs -- which can be fatal. To avoid theses pitfalls it is important to make vein health a part of your overall wellness plan.
 
Whole Body Vibration & Circulation
 
Whole body vibration can play an important role in improving vein and cardiovascular health by increasing heart rate and circulation. When you step on the vibration plate of your VibraWav and turn on the machine, multiple, small contractions begin deep within your leg muscles. These rapid muscle contractions not only stimulate your muscles, they push your blood through your veins; encouraging circulation and increasing your heart rate. The fast contraction and instant relaxation of muscles creates a pump to the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. Blood circulation allows for oxygen to flow into these inactive areas. Increased oxygen flow boosts active muscle capacity, increasing training efficiency.(1)
 
What does this mean for you?
 
It means that every minute spent on your personal VibraWav machine, in the comfort of your own home, is a minute spent improving your health and safeguarding your life. It means you are giving yourself every possible chance to stay healthy and live the life of your dreams. If whole body vibration isn't already a part of your life, why wait? Give yourself the gift of healthy veins and add a VibraWav Pro II to your home today. Click here to find out more information about WBV and how you can and take the first step to a healthier, happier you.
 
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