|My Favourite Exercise: Whole Body Vibration|
|I call it the “jiggle machine,” and when I first heard about it I thought it belonged in the “if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is” category, but I was wrong. Believe it or not, you just stand there and the machine goes for it!
Originally, the concept was invented by the Russians to counteract the dramatic bone and muscle degeneration suffered by their astronauts during long periods in space. It worked fabulously well, and the Americans soon copied it for their space program. The machines were extremely expensive, of course, but fortunately private enterprise took over, adapted the technology, and eventually made them affordable for gymnasiums and private homes.
Hippocrates Health Centre got one for experimentation in 2007. What we discovered was amazing – we thought it would just help muscles and bones, but all sorts of unexpected health benefits showed up: improved circulation, coordination, relief from prostate problems, incontinence, constipation, exhaustion and allergies. Even spinal problems of long standing cleared up. One of the most noticeable symptoms (and my favourite) when using Whole Body Vibration is a wonderful feeling of vitality caused by oxygenation of the entire body.
We have experimented with several machines and researched many more, and the only one we can now recommend is the HyperVibe. We do not sell it, and absolutely do not have any financial arrangement with the manufacturers, or anyone who sells them.
For more information on the HyperVibe machine please click here.