The researchers reached the above conclusion by subjecting obese mice to 15-minute bouts of low-intensity vibration daily. The mice showed an improvement in their immune system, with respect to their T-cells and B-cells.
Thus, if the results of the above study are applied to humans, it may be inferred that obese individuals would benefit from low-intensity vibration, like that provided by the vibrating belt machines.
AdvertisementVibrating belt machines, considered an option only for those who want to lose fat the easy way, could now be considered as a boon to improve the immunity in obese individuals. Obesity adversely affects the immune system; the vibrations from a vibrating belt machine provide mechanical stimuli which can restore the immune system and lead to good health. Thus, even if the obese are not very successful in reducing weight, the machine could at least help them to keep healthy.
It is also important to note that vibrating machine belts are not in any way a substitute for diet and exercise to control obesity. They could only possibly provide some health benefits, which have yet to be proved with larger studies.