Soloflex has begun promoting their whole body vibration device (WBV) as beneficial in building bone density, muscle and a lot more. I have heard of some athletes using the grown-up versions of these things, but this is the first reasonably-priced (?) one I’ve seen on the market.
Doing some research, I find two contradictory types of articles. Some seem to indicate that they can be especially beneficial for older women in building bone density to help osteoporosis, and will build muscle strength.
Others that have studied the effects among workers subject to this ,find it can cause lower back pain and other problems.
My interest stems from my wife being unwilling to really do any steady exercise regimen. Have got her a few exercise machines over the years, but after a while she just quits.
Soloflex is promulgating the idea that 10 minutes a day on their device will build muscle, bone density, and perhaps cure the common cold.
I’m tempted to get one for my wife (they have a 30-day trial and it can be returned within that time), but still am a bit skeptical.
Has anybody had any experience with WBV devices? Any opinions form the medicos here?
Anybody want o get me one for my birthday?