Why is body vibrating machine not good for you?

Whole body vibration machines have become increasingly popular for those looking for a convenient way to get fit and improve their overall health. This type of machine, also known as a vibration plate, uses vibrations to help strengthen muscles, improve blood flow, and even promote weight loss. But, despite the advertised benefits of using a vibration plate, there are a number of potential dangers associated with them. Let’s take a look at why it’s not a good idea to use a vibration machine.

Index of contents
  1. Potential Dangers of Vibration Machines
    1. Cardiovascular Conditions
    2. Lack of Conclusive Evidence
    3. Inadequate Results
  2. Conclusion

Potential Dangers of Vibration Machines

While vibration machines offer the promise of a convenient, easy way to get fit, there are a host of potential dangers associated with using them. According to the Mayo Clinic, these machines may not provide the same range of health benefits as exercise that you actively engage in, like walking, biking, or swimming. Further, the potential health risks of using these machines are noteworthy. Possible side effects include digestive issues, nerve damage, chronic headaches, body aches, and cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Conditions

When it comes to using a vibration machine, perhaps the most important consideration is whether or not it’s safe to use if you have a cardiovascular condition. Vibration machines can be dangerous for those who have had a stroke or suffer from heart disease, as well as anyone with a blood clotting disorder or deep vein thrombosis. Even those with pacemakers should get their doctor's approval before using a vibration machine.

Lack of Conclusive Evidence

While advocates of vibration plates often claim potential health benefits, such as increased muscle mass, improved flexibility, better circulation, and fat burning, there is still a lack of concrete evidence to back up these claims. Despite the purported health benefits associated with using vibration machines, at this time there has been limited research conducted to validate the preferred outcome. As such, it's best to be wary of the health claims associated with vibration machines.

Inadequate Results

Even if you decide to use a vibration machine and take the necessary precautions, the results may not be as significant as you had hoped. According to various studies, the main benefits of vibration machines are seen in muscle strength, balance, and coordination. Unfortunately, these same studies have concluded that the effects of vibration machines on improving muscle tone, strength, and weight loss are inadequate.


When it comes to using a vibration machine, it’s important to consider the potential dangers. Those with cardiovascular conditions should avoid using a vibration machine due to the potential health risks. Further, the research is inconclusive as to whether or not these machines have any real benefit. Lastly, even if you decide to use a vibration machine, studies have found that the results will likely be inadequate. All things considered, it’s likely a better idea to stick with more traditional forms of exercise to get fit and improve your health.

Nancy Crawford Smith

Nancy is a registered nurse who has trained in various energy therapies, including Reiki and Maya Abdominal Therapy. She uses a combination of body work, energy therapies, and spiritual healing to assist individuals in a holistic healing journey.

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