Phoenix, AZ, December 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- New research provides conclusive evidence that vibration exercise machines do help you lose weight and trim harmful tummy fat. European scientists found overweight and obese people who regularly used the equipment alongside a calorie-restricted diet were much more successful at long-term weight-loss and shedding the fat around their abdomen than those on the diet doing traditional exercise.
The study, investigated the effects of vibration in over weight people and indicated very promising results. “It looks like these machines could be a useful addition to a weight control package" said the study's leader, Dirk Vissers, from the Artesis University College and the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
The researchers divided the study group into four groups.
Diet Group: One group was prescribed an individually calculated calorie restricted diet.
Diet Plus Exercise Group: The second group received the same diet instructions, with the addition of a traditional fitness program.
Control Group: A third control group got no diet or exercise instructions.
Diet Plus Vibration Exercise Group: The fourth group got the diet instructions plus supervised vibration plate training instead of conventional exercise. They were instructed not to do any aerobic exercise during the six-month study period.
Over the year, only the conventional fitness and vibration exercise groups managed to maintain a 5% weight loss, which is what is considered enough to improve health.
Diet Group: During the first six months, the diet only group lost about 6% of their initial body weight, but could not maintain a 5% weight loss in the subsequent six months. The diet group had a visceral fat loss of 24.3 square centimetres after six months but were unable to maintain the loss and dropped down to only 7.5 square centimetres after a year.
Diet Plus Exercise Group: The group that got diet plus conventional fitness lost about 7% of their initial body weight in the first six months, and by the end of the study, they had managed to keep off a 6.9% loss. Visceral fat shrank by 18 square centimetres in the conventional fitness group in the first six months, but by the end of the year, it was only 1.6 square centimetres less than at the beginning. Not very impressive.
Control Group: The control group predictively gained about 1.5% of their original body weight.
Diet Plus Vibration Exercise Group: Finally vibration exercise group lost 11% of their body weight during the intervention phase and by the end of the follow-up period they had maintained a 10.5% loss. The vibration fitness group lost 48 square centimetres of visceral fat during the first six months and still had the impressive loss of 48 square centimetres after 12 months.
Vissers plans further research to study why vibration exercise seems to be more effective than aerobic exercise in trimming visceral fat, including whether increased blood flow to the abdomen and hormonal response to vibration might play a role in more efficient fat breakdown. His study was funded by the Artesis University of Antwerp.
The results were presented at ECO 2009 -- The 17th European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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