Blood pressure is an important measure of health. Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, can cause a host of health problems, including cardiovascular disease. Stiffness in your arteries contributes to high blood pressure. 

Research has shown that moderate exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, can lower blood pressure and reduce arterial stiffness. But, what about whole body vibration? Is it effective at lowering blood pressure? And is it better at doing so than traditional forms of exercise?

More than six independent studies published within the past 10 years have documented a link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure(1).  

“More than six independent studies published within the past 10 years have documented a link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure.”

One study by Figueroa et al examined the effects of a six week whole body vibration training program on young obese women and found significant improvements in arterial stiffness and blood pressure(2). A second study examining the effects of whole body vibration blood pressure in post-menopausal women also found significant improvements(3).

A third study, published by Florida State University studied the effects of whole body vibration on stroke survivors with paralyzed lower limbs. Participants’ condition prohibited them from doing traditional exercise. However, using Power Plate and performing no more than a basic squat, they still received the benefit of lower blood pressure (4).

“This latest study dramatically reinforces what researchers have believed for a decade,” says John Jaquish, Ph.D., chief science and technology officer for Performance Health Systems, maker of Power Plate. “Whole body vibration has blood pressure lowering benefits that transcend those of conventional exercise (5).”

“Whole body vibration has blood pressure lowering benefits that transcend those of conventional exercise.”

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Lydia Dant 10:15 AM (0 minutes ago) to me