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Becky Chambers
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In today’s world, where stress and infections are pervasive threats, Whole Body Vibration can help you stay strong and calm in the midst of turmoil and fear.

Now, more than ever, it is critical to take excellent care of yourself. WBV is a powerful way to invigorate your body and mind, strengthening every part of you—boosting your mood and immune system in the process—all in the safety and comfort of your own home. Coronavirus times are challenging, but having a WBV machine in your own home is a big step in the right direction. 

WBV can raise your spirits, reduce stress, and improve your immune system, as well as give you exercise - all things we could all use these days. 

Immune System Boosting: There is a wealth of evidence linking your emotional state and your immune system. Being depressed or anxious is linked to catching more infections and experiencing the symptoms more strongly. On the other hand, social contact and laughter has been shown to reduce stress hormones, which are linked to your immune system.

 While the latest devastating pathogen to make its way around the world (COVID-19) is still being studied, like most infectious agents, it is clear that your level of health has an important impact on the outcome of infection.

WBV invigorates and stimulates your body in numerous ways; with ten minutes exercising on the vibrating plate you feel like you have run a mile. Your blood zings through every blood vessel, your brain lights up, hormones increase, energy and mood rise—all of which boosts your immune system. WBV makes you feel alive—ten minutes, and your body will be tingling head to toe. It is common sense, especially for people who are sedentary and getting very little stimulation, that WBV is good for your health.

There have been some studies directly showing an increase in immune-system infection-fighting cells with WBV (1, 2). In addition, inflammation levels, which are mediated in part by your immune system, can decrease with WBV (3, 4). This is indirect evidence that WBV is affecting your immune system.

WBV is an antidepressant - serotonin increases with WBV. Serotonin is a critical antidepressant neurotransmitter that contributes to sounder sleep and feelings of mastery, pleasure, and relaxation - the same neurotransmitter that is targeted by prescription antidepressant drugs such as Prozac and Wellbutrin, as well as many illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and Ecstasy. 

WBV gives you energy - to do the things in life you want to do, but also to help your body take care of itself, including fight off infections.  Norepinephrine is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone, and low levels of this essential molecule have been linked to depression and low energy. Norepinephrine, along with epinephrine (also known as adrenalin), underlies the fight-or-flight response, giving the body sudden energy in times of stress; it increases the heart rate, triggers the release of glucose from energy stores, increases blood flow to skeletal muscles and oxygen supply to the brain, and it can suppress nerve inflammation. While short term stress can stimulate the immune system, prolonged stress can have profound negative effects on the immune system. It is essential to have a way to calm down and destress.

Testosterone also increases - which is important for both men and women, giving us energy and a zest for life, as well as increased libido.

Your emotions have a direct effect on stress hormones also, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which have wide-ranging effects on the nervous and immune systems. When stress is prolonged, the effects can be damaging, leading to profound changes in the immune system and making you more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other infections. WBV has been show to lower cortisol,2 your major stress hormone.

What's your experience been? Does WBV improve your mood? Have you seen fewer colds, flues, and other infections since beginning WBV? Do you feel healthier? How so...? Please share and tell us about your experiences... we can learn from each other.

Stay strong, be safe, and vibrate :)))!!

Love to you all, Becky

 

1. Tossige-Gomes, N. C. Avelar, A. P. Simão, et al., “Whole-Body Vibration Decreases the Proliferative Response of TCD4+ Cells in Elderly Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis,” Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 45, no. 12 (December 2012): 1262–1268, doi:10.1590/S0100-879X2012007500139

2. J. C. Yu, V. L. Hale, H. Khodadadi, and B. Baban, “Whole Body Vibration-Induced Omental Macrophage Polarization and Fecal Microbiome Modification in a Murine Model,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20, no. 13 (June 26, 2019): e3125, doi:10.3390/ijms20133125.

3. Meghan McGee-Lawrence, K. H. Wenger, S. Misra, et al., “Whole-Body Vibration Mimics the Metabolic Effects of Exercise in Male Leptin Receptor-Deficient Mice,” Endocrinology 158, no. 5 (2017):1160–1171, doi:10.1210/en.2016-1250.

4. H. Yin, H. O. Berdel, D. Moore, et al., Whole Body Vibration Therapy: A Novel Potential Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,” SpringerPlus 4 (October 6, 2015):578, doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1373-0.

 

This topic was modified 4 years ago by Evelyn Fassett
 
Posted : 27/03/2020 10:39 am
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