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Vibration exercise is your new favorite workout

Dr. Alexis M. Stranahan (left) and Dr. Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have found a new way to help people lose weight through whole-body vibrations. Dr. Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, biomedical engineer in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, is one of the researchers that found a daily dose of whole body vibration can reduce body fat and insulin resistance and improve muscle and bone strength.

“I think the exciting thing about this study is that it shows you can apply the mechanical load in a different way,” McGee-Lawrence said. “Whether you are walking on a treadmill, running on a treadmill or standing on a vibrating platform, it’s still a mechanical load.”

The research, published in the journal Endocrinology, was featured in more than 100 news outlets around the world this week.

 TIMEVibration Exercise is Your New Favorite Workout

Mar. 16, 2017

The Huffington PostPower Plate Vibrations Might Just Be As Good As Exercise, Study Suggests

Mar. 16, 2017

Forbes: Study: Whole-Body Vibration May Reduce Weight Like Running On A Treadmill

Mar. 19, 2017

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