Whole Lotta Shakin’
Every now and then a new fitness fad comes around. Can't forget Jane Fonda in her aerobic attire. Or Suzanne Somers with the Thigh Master, I have one somewhere. Zumba was the hottest fitness thing years ago. Hot Yoga is a thing. During the summer you can do stand up yoga at Harmon Lake.
One of the latest things in Fitness is the Fitness Vibration Platform. My cousin Susan sent me one. It is in my living room so I can watch tv as I use it.
On the Mayo Clinic website, under Fitness Healthy Lifestyle I found the following information.
" With whole-body vibration, you stand, sit or lie on a machine with a vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to your body, forcing your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second. The activity may cause you to feel as if you're exerting yourself.
Advocates say that as little as 15 minutes a day of whole-body vibration three times a week may aid weight loss, burn fat, improve flexibility, enhance blood flow, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, build strength and decrease the stress hormone cortisol. "
When I stand on it, it really shakes. You program the length of time you want and the intensity of the shake. I have stood straight up or got into a squat position. Changing your stance supposedly works other muscles. I haven't noticed any big changes in my body, but I do find it chases away any backaches I may have.
I should try holding a shaker cup and make a margarita while I'm on it...That might make an interesting story. Stay Tuned.
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