Vibration Training and Diabetes and Obesity

“Treatment of posttraumatic arthrofibrosis of the radioulnar joint with vibration therapy” – Sports Sciences Resident, Graduate Education & Research, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College – Many studies have reported an increase in muscle performance after whole-body vibration, but none have evaluated the possibility of vibration application as a therapy for functional restoration after injury. The results of this case study imply that vibration therapy has the potential to aid in the management of acute soft tissue injury and the sequel of disuse and immobilization.

Diabetes and Obesity

In our “get up and go” world, the trend has been to skip breakfast or eat it on the run. This usually ends up being coffee and a muffin or some sweet pastry. Or, even worse for kids, some sort of starch and sugar in a bowl with low fat milk. This habit has definitely helped fuel the Diabetic and Obesity epidemic in North America along with the “always hungry and tired” feelings throughout the day.

Two hormones are at the centre of this and need to be understood. They are insulin and leptin. These two hormones direct and regulate all your body’s activities. They govern when you are hungry, when to stop eating, and whether your body should store or burn fat.

Most people understand the importance of balanced insulin. Leptin, on the other hand, is not as well known by the average person. It is produced by your fat cells and tells your brain when you should eat, how much and when to stop! When levels of both are too high, you have serious problems with sugar and fat metabolism which leads to diabetes and obesity. When your body becomes Leptin Resistant, the fat burning slows down giving rise to sweet cravings and more fat storage.

Not only are food choices important but when you eat as well. Contrary to popular opinion, morning is not the right time to eat large meals because during this time your body is in elimination (detox) mode according to Ori Hofmekier, fitness expert and author of books on how to build muscle and improve your health with foods. If you have a problem with constipation and elimination every morning, it’s a clue that you need to re-examine what and when you eat.

Hofmekier recommends eating only detoxifying foods until noontime such as vegetables, low glycemic fruits such as berries, papayas or green apples and light protein such as whey protein or hemp seed.

A study published in the journal of Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise demonstrated that consuming whey protein 30 minutes before resistance training boosts your body’s metabolism for as much as 24 hours after your workout! Consuming another 20 – 30 grams of whey protein with no sugar 30 – 60 minutes after training helps increase fat burning and muscle building. The wait time after exercise is important because your body is busy repairing and rebuilding muscle and has shut down digestion.

Stress also shuts down digestion. A high quality, light protein such as whey or hemp protein is easy to digest giving you the highest amino acid content. It boosts energy without spiking insulin and promotes production of satiety peptides which gives you a feeling of being satisfied and full.

Even if you are thin, visceral fat can be the hidden health danger. Internal fat surrounding your organs is associated with heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Vibration Training can help!

This is where Vibration Training really shines! A study involving 79 obese adults showed that Vibration Training, combined with a proper diet, caused the subjects to lose twice as much visceral fat after six months as those following a low calorie diet with traditional cardio and weight training. Also, the visceral fat remained at the same level in the vibration group after 12 months! The control group returned to their normal baseline level over those 12 months.

The researchers suggested that the maintenance of visceral fat loss in the Vibration group might be related to hormonal changes – specifically, increased production of growth hormone. Growth hormone is extremely important to your metabolism, among other things.

If turning into a fat-burning machine and boosting your Human Growth Hormone isn’t enough, the VibraFit Trainer has also been shown to offer even more significant health benefits:

  • Immediate improvement in blood circulation
  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased bone density
  • Reduced pain and soreness
  • Faster recovery from injury

Fifteen years of medical studies back up this information. And with all these benefits, you just feel like moving more!

Exercising for health doesn’t have to be hard!! Near-total muscle fiber recruitment translates into a higher-intensity workout. The VibraFit Trainer can offer you a complete, full-body workout incorporating flexibility, balance, strength and even massage in just minutes a day!