Whole-Body Vibration Training May Burn Fat Just Like Regular Exercise, Plus Fight Obesity, Diabetes

Many of us admit we don’t exercise because we don’t have the time or the energy. We’re really avoiding discomfort; we don’t like sweating, being out of breath, or working out in front of people. Now, researchers at Augusta University in Georgia have found we could reap some of the same benefits of exercise by either standing, sitting, or lying still — with whole-body vibration (WBV).

“Our study is the first to show that whole-body vibration may be just as effective as exercise at combatting some of the negative consequences of obesity and diabetes,” said Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, first author of the study, in a statement.

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