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

17:43 EDT 7 Oct 2019 | Discover Magazine

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 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 s

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