Posted by: 4pack | August 28, 2008

Shaken, Not Stirred: Whole-Body Vibration Reduces Body Fat Accumulation

OGGIES…LIKE A GREAT MARTINI, YOUR BODY JUST MIGHT BENEFIT FROM SOME SHAKING (RUNNING UP AND DOWN STAIRS, JUMPING ROPE, TANTRIC YOGA, ETC)…WHICH STANDS TO REASON AS THIS WOULD BE THE OPPOSITE OF BEING A COUCH POTATO….LIKE BOND, I PREFER MY DAY TO BE SLIGHTLY SHAKEN….

 

http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/ijo2008111a.html

G F Maddalozzo1, U T Iwaniec1, R T Turner1, C J Rosen2,3 and J J Widrick1

  1. 1Bone Research Laboratory, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
  2. 2Clinical and Translational Research, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, ME, USA
  3. 3The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA

Correspondence: Dr GF Maddalozzo, Bone Research Laboratory, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. E-mail: gianni.maddalozzo@oregonstate.edu

Received 26 March 2008; Revised 21 May 2008; Accepted 29 May 2008; Published online 29 July 2008.

Objective:

  To evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration on fat, bone, leptin and muscle mass.

Methods/Design:

  Thirty 7-month-old female 344 Fischer rats were randomized by weight into three groups (baseline, vibration or control; n=8–10 per group). Rats in the vibration group were placed inside individual compartments attached to a Pneu-Vibe vibration platform (Pneumex, Sandpoint, ID, USA) and vibrated at 30–50 Hz (6 mm peak to peak) for 30 min per day, 5 days per week, for 12 weeks. The vibration intervention consisted of six 5-min cycles with a 1-min break between cycles.

Conclusion:
 These findings show that whole-body vibration reduced body fat accumulation and serum leptin without affecting whole body BMC, BMD or lean mass. However, the increase in vertebral BMC and BMD suggests that vibration may have resulted in local increases in bone mass and density. Also, whole-body vibration did not affect muscle function or food consumption.
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