Older adults could benefit from vibration, according to a new study. Whole-body vibration treatments could help reduce the bone loss that occurs as people age.
Numerous previous studies have examined the benefits of vibration on bone density. A 2008 study also found a significant improvement in bone mineral density, as well as a reduction in back pain.
EMax Health reports:
"Vibration is proving useful in other areas of bone health, especially in people who have fractures ... [S]tudies show vibration slows stem cell proliferation, which leads to more stem cells becoming bone cells rather than continuing on to make more stem cells. Other studies have shown that vibration can also improve weight loss and muscle strength."