Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight, building and maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility, promoting physiological well-being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system.
Introducing affordable, well-built, and fun to use Whole Body Vibration machines for the USA. These WBV machines are produced by T-ZONE Health, Inc, a multi-million dollar family-owned Canadian company. T-ZONE Health is a fitness related design and engineering company producing high quality and innovative health products. These machines are being used everyday by thousands of people, from all walks of life. There are over 33 Vibration Studios (work-out facilities) across Canada alone! Many more are in Australia, the location of the T-ZONE sister company. Consequently, T-ZONE Health has become a leader in Whole Body Vibration Training.
Biomarkers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein, which are associated with chronic diseases, are reduced in active individuals relative to sedentary individuals, and the positive effects of exercise may be due to its anti-inflammatory effects. The depression in the immune system following acute bouts of exercise may be one of the mechanisms for this anti-inflammatory effect.
Fitness was commonly defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. However, as automation increased leisure time, changes in lifestyles following the industrial revolution rendered this definition insufficient. In current contexts, physical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.
Dr. Morris noted that men of similar social class and occupation (bus conductors versus bus drivers) had markedly different rates of heart attacks, depending on the level of exercise they got: bus drivers had a sedentary occupation and a higher incidence of heart disease, while bus conductors were forced to move continually and had a lower incidence of heart disease. This link had not previously been noted and was later confirmed by other researchers.
There is little direct evidence on its connection to illness. Epidemiological evidence suggests that moderate exercise has a beneficial effect on the human immune system; an effect which is modeled in a J curve. Moderate exercise has been associated with a 29% decreased incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), but studies of marathon runners found that their prolonged high-intensity exercise was associated with an increased risk of infection occurrence. However, another study did not find the effect. Immune cell functions are impaired following acute sessions of prolonged, high-intensity exercise, and some studies have found that athletes are at a higher risk for infections. The immune systems of athletes and nonathletes are generally similar. Athletes may have slightly elevated natural killer cell count and cytolytic action, but these are unlikely to be clinically significant.
Vitamin C supplementation has been associated with lower incidence of URTIs in marathon runners.
Who can benefit? Almost everyone! Golfers, baseball players, football players, gymnasts, weight lifters, yoga and martial arts practitioners, runners, moms, dads, and grandparents to name a few. Even people with back injuries, osteoporosis, or stroke patients in rehab could greatly benefit. Whole Body Vibration Training can prevent injuries, but just as importantly, it can help in the rehabilitation process. Many professional sports teams, physical therapists, and chiropractors have found WBV to be an invaluable tool in rehab, strengthening muscles without the usual strain on joints and ligaments. Interestingly, there is an overlap between the mechanism and some of the benefits of WBV and the “balance board” (see below) used in rehabilitation therapy, but WBV offers many significant advantages.