Good Vibrations

Elle Magazine

“As zany as it sounds, theres some serious science behind the notion that vibration can benefit the human body. In the 1960s, Russian cosmonauts discovered doing resistence exercises while standing on an oscillating plate significantly counteracted the physical deterioration they experienced in space, and subsequent studies suggest that vibration training, which causes muscles to contract 30 to 50 times per second as opposed to the one to two in normal strength training, could be a miracle worker on the anti-aging front. ‘The contractions increase circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to tissue and bone throughout the body,’ says exercise physiologist Geralyn Coopersmith, senior national manager of Equinox Fitness Training Institute.”

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