There are a number of causes of high blood pressure, ranging from elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, to obesity, and stress. Even people who have strong immune systems and an active lifestyle are vulnerable and can suffer from this condition.
A high or low blood pressure reading is not by itself a medical condition, but a high blood pressure can lead to serious medical conditions. Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels. As your heart pumps blood into the vessels, there is a certain force with which it presses forward. However, as you age your blood vessels become stiffer leading to high blood pressure and you are more likely to be told your blood pressure is too high. High blood pressure increases your chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, or early death.
Similarly, as you age your bones begin to lose mass and density. This loss in mass results in a weakening of bones, leading to serious health conditions such as osteoporosis, a condition with a high risk of debilitating bone fractures. However, you can live a healthy, active, and safe life with whole-body vibration, which is a natural remedy for many body ailments.
Becky Chambers, a natural health practitioner, teacher, and author of several books on whole-body vibration, including her latest book, Whole Body vibration for Calming Inflammation, brings you information about this time-tested treatment that can transform your life.
How Whole-Body Vibration Helps
Whole-body vibration (WBV) therapy stimulates ligaments and muscles increasing blood circulation, flexibility, improving joint strength, reducing pain and inflammation and promoting a healthy immune response, among many other benefits. In addition, it also serves as a sensory distraction that disrupts pain signals traveling from the body’s nerve endings.
WBV is a non-invasive therapy that has anti-inflammation benefits. Vibration therapy is a natural healing process that prevents the need for surgeries, and helps reduce the use of narcotics and pharmaceuticals. It is a passive therapy that makes use of mechanical force to increase blood flow bringing nutrients and oxygen to parts of your body that are in need of healing and correction.
Vibration training is said to increase bone mineral density and leg strength. Stronger bones are beneficial for your overall strength and prevent diseases like osteoporosis. The anti-inflammation effects of vibration training especially will benefit the chronically ill and the elderly.
With traditional exercises, your muscles contract only once or twice in comparison to 20- 50 vibrations every second with the help of a vibration machine. This rapid stimulation of every muscle fiber and nerve in your body increases the intensity of any therapeutic movements used while vibrating – for example stretching and massage effects on a vibration plate are multiplied dramatically as well as exercise effects.
For example, just standing on a vibrating plate will engage your core and hip flexors to stabilize your body, making your body work harder, and the muscles around your joints grow more robust. You will notice that your body balance, posture, coordination, and flexibility improved within a short time. Exercising while on the plate, such as doing a squat or pulling on the resistance bands, will increase benefits to the muscle, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Improved Blood Flow
WBV is a very convenient form of physical activity that has beneficial effects on the muscles and bones. Apart from the many benefits of whole-body vibration, it is also effective in reducing arterial stiffness without having a negative impact on the blood pressure or heart rate. Vibration sessions can be easily tailored for any level of fitness, safely bringing great benefits to the cardiovascular system. WBV should be added to a workout regime, or it can even replace conventional workouts.
The constant, rhythmic contractions of the muscle result in improved blood circulation as your capillaries enlarge, bringing more blood to all your tissues and organs. Whole body vibration increases the number of both red blood cells and white blood cells, helping in the removal of waste in the blood as well as bringing oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Since waste products are quickly removed, your body’s immune system and recovery mechanism are also strengthened.
Get stronger bones and improved blood circulation in your body through the safest, most effective, and healthiest way!