Whole Body Vibration: Does Shaking Up Our Workouts Lead to Better Health?

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Does working out on a vibrating plate help make us stronger? (Credit: Alliance Images)

Can we vibrate ourselves healthy? That’s the premise behind a form of therapy called Whole Body Vibration, or WBV. Proponents argue that subjecting our bones and muscles to rapid vibrations makes them stronger, much in the same way exercise does.

The idea is simple: Standing on a vibrating plate forces our muscles to do work. This low-grade stress ultimately leads to strength gains and weight loss. Some

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