Vibrations good for bones and muscles, report says

June 12, 2008 2:06:14 PM PDT
Standing on a vibrating platform may sound like an odd way to pass the time, but a new review suggests it may do the muscles and bones some good. That's the finding in a report in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports.The report determined so-called whole body vibration training, or WBV, appears to increase bone density in the hip in postmenopausal women. Also, in sedentary and elderly subjects, there is a greater likelihood for WBV to improve muscle performance to at least the same if not greater extent as traditional methods.

Researchers say the jury is still out on the health benefits for young fit people.