Whole Body Vibration—Anti-Aging & Hormonal Effects
Hormones such as Human Growth Hormone, Intrinsic Growth Factor 1, and testosterone have been shown to increase, in some cases markedly. This, in conjunction with the strength and flexibility increases may explain why athletes using this system find they are less likely to get injured, and that when they are injured they heal faster. Cortisol levels, on the other hand, have been shown to decrease. Cortisol is the hormone released when we are under stress and high levels of cortisol have been linked to many disease states. Lowered levels of cortisol, conversely, have been seen as a good indication of a slowed aging process.
Whole body vibration improves circulation and oxygen delivery to peripheral tissues such as the feet, hands, skin and hair, as well as, organs, glands, muscle and fat. The increase in oxygen and blood circulation also increases the ability of the cells to eliminate waste, respond to hormones and absorb nutrients, sugars and minerals. Aging occurs because of lack of proper oxygenation, nutrition and circulation to any part of the body. So improving these critical body functions is necessary to stall or even reverse the aging process. Vibration training should be an integral part of any longevity wellness program.