(Natural News) A study discovered that whole body vibration exercise not only manages diseases, but also improves the physical condition of athletes, particularly soccer players, divers, and combat athletes. A group of researchers from Rio de Janeiro State University in Rio de Janeiro and the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom conducted a review on studies that focused on whole body vibration exercise and sports including soccer, diving, and combat sports. The aim of the study is to emphasize on the effect of whole body vibration exercise to soccer players, divers, and combat athletes.Whole body vibration exercise involves standing, sitting, or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. Energy is transmitted to the body as the machine vibrates. It forces the muscles to contract and relax multiple times every second, which may cause you to feel as if you are exercising yourself. (Related: Use whole body vibration exercise for weight loss, bone density and muscle … [Read more...] about Whole body vibration exercise, previously used for disease management, found to be effective at improving the physical condition of athletes as well
(Natural News) Exercise and diet have been getting a lot of attention lately for their ability to help those with diabetes and metabolic syndrome as people grow increasingly wary of the dangerous drugs that are often prescribed for these conditions. However, there is one type of exercise in particular that is often overlooked that can reap significant benefits for those suffering from these ailments.Whole body vibration, which can be practiced with the aid of vibration platforms, belts and other accessories, could be an effective alternative or supplement to proper exercise, according to a study that was recently published by the journal Endocrinology. This method uses vibrations that are roughly the same frequency as those found in the lowest string on a double bass, and it has proven helpful for those suffering from illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cerebral palsy.According to Augusta University cellular biologist Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, their study was … [Read more...] about Whole body vibration exercises found to increase circulation, providing effects similar to physical activity
It's a new year, which means there’s no time like the present to finally tone up your tummy. You found a bunch of quick abs workouts and plan to do them everyday, because that’s the best way to chisel your middle, right?Not quite. When you do the same exercises every day, you may be causing more harm than good. “Every time you strength train, you cause micro-tears in the muscle,” says Astrid Swan, NASM-certified master trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp in West Hollywood, CA (who also has a killer six-pack). “The muscle needs time to heal, and as it heals, it grows and you see results.” By doing the same exercise, or working out the same part of the body over and over again, you won’t get more fit or make gains. Instead, you’ll be more prone to plateau or cause an overuse injury. “Your abs are like any other muscle you train, so giving time for the muscles to grow and heal is crucial,” says Swan. “When I do an abs … [Read more...] about Should You Do Abs Exercises Every Day If You Want To See Results?
(Natural News) The skin loses its elasticity and fat pads between the muscle and skin become thinner as it ages. To look younger and get a firmer skin, perform anti-aging facial exercises for at least 30 minutes a day in 20 weeks. This was concluded after a team of researchers from the Northwestern University conducted a study on how facial exercises can help make the skin look firmer and younger.The study involved 16 women who are aged 40 to 65 years old with skin damage from UV (ultraviolet) radiation, mild to moderate facial skin degeneration, and an interest in facial exercises. The study participants attended two sets of face-to-face 90-minute training sessions. They were trained by a facial exercise instructor to study and perform 32 distinct facial exercises, such as puckering their lips and sucking in their cheeks. They did these for 30 minutes daily for eight weeks at home. For the remaining weeks, they continued to do the same exercises every other day for 30 minutes per … [Read more...] about Exercise your face: Facial exercises found to yield firmer skin, more youthful appearance
If they start in time, middle-aged people could reduce or reverse their risk of heart failure from years of sedentary living with a 2-year program including high- and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. This was the conclusion of a recent study, led by researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and published in the journal Circulation, that revealed that exercise can reverse damage to aging hearts. However, the cardiologists who carried out the research emphasize that the exercise must be done at least four to five times per week. The team had shown in an earlier study that two to three times per week is not enough to protect against heart failure. "Based on a series of studies performed by our team over the past 5 years," explains senior study author Benjamin D. Levine, who is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern, "this 'dose' of exercise has become my prescription for life." He urges people to exercise as "part of their … [Read more...] about Heart failure risk could be reversed with exercise program