The epidemic of Osteoporosis
Each year, millions of people suffer from fractures due to early bone loss. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 8 men will suffer from osteoporosis this year. In the U.S., 2.8 million people (80% of whom are women) suffer from bone loss; one million have been diagnosed, while 1.8 million aren’t even aware that they are suffering from reduced bone mineral density (BMD).
Studies on Power Plate training showed increases in strength. Whole body vibration causes the body’s muscles to contract subconsciously at 30 to 50 times per second, which can bring about a powerful training effect even while simply standing on the plate. This is SIGNIFICANTLY more work than any other form of exercise or strength training.
The whole body vibration group got positive results: strength increased as much as 16% in upper leg muscles, while bone density at the hip increased by 1.5%.
In addition, the whole body vibration group showed an improvement in postural control and balance, increased muscle strength and lean mass, while losing body fat and fat mass.