Top 3 Passive Exercise Machines that can Help You Lose Weight

Whole Body VibrationMany people use their hectic schedules as an excuse to avoid exercising regularly. They mismanage their weight because they don’t promote body movement that helps burn calories. As a result, many health professionals and manufacturers are trying to find ways to make exercise less demanding. Some of them have introduced passive exercise machines that let you workout without working too much. Here are some of the top examples:

Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

According to Lifetime Vibe and WebMD, this machine releases vibrational energy that causes the muscles to contract for about three to 16 times per second. Also known as Power Plate exercise, it helps you lose weight, increase blood circulation, improve flexibility, and reduce stress hormones.

Standing on vibrating platforms is beneficial for the bones and muscles because it sends mild vibratory impulses to the body. These vibrations activate muscle fibers that promote muscle contraction. In addition, it increases bone density and stops bone loss in the spine and hip.

Muscle Stimulators

Manufacturers designed this machine like a belt, which people can fit around their waist or any body part. The belt releases a vibration and sends electric impulse to the skin. It’s similar to WBV, but it only targets a specific part of the body like the abs or thighs. Results are dependent on balancing exercise and diet, though.

Chi Machine

This is a small machine with a resting device for the ankles, while lying on the floor. It focuses on the Chinese principle of balancing the body’s energy. It moves the legs rapidly, creating a side-to-side motion that reaches up to the spine. This increases blood flow and oxygenation, which helps the cells absorb more oxygen and remove toxins from the body.

Who would’ve thought that it’s possible to work out without exerting too much effort? These passive machines don’t only make exercise easier, but also allow people to relax or multitask.

1 Comment

  1. Ronald M. HirdJanuary 30, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Not all muscle stimulators are attached to the waist though. That’s the most common design but some of them have different styles depending on the purpose. Hospitals use them for physical rehabilitation too.

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