Vibrating machines have long claimed to help people lose weight. Even today, in some old gyms in India, you will find those machines with the belt that you tie around your waist, and it vibrates the daylights out of you.
Believers claim that vibrating machines are supposed to help fat loss. In fact some people say ludicrious things like ‘this machine shakes the fat, so it loosens the fat, to help weight loss‘. Yes, even if this machine helps weight loss, its not because it ‘loosens the fat’. That is not possible?
So, do these vibrating machines help you lose weight? Let’s find out.
Vibrating Machines claim to burn calories. Is that true?
One of the basic things you should know is that anything you do burn calories! From breathing to digestion to drinking water. So, yes if you stick yourself in the vibrating machine, then you will burn some calories. How many calories is the real question, and if it will help you lose weight effectively.
How will you burn calories in a vibrating machine?
When the machine vibrates, it physically moves you. This movement like any other movement results in calorie burn.
Will the vibration machine help you lose weight?
The calorie burn from just standing in a vibrating belt machine is small. So small that it wouldn’t be feasible for you to lose weight with them. Its like ab crunches won’t give you a six pack. If these vibrating belt machines did work, then wouldn’t we all be skinny, just by vibrating.
So, how do you really lose weight?
There are many ways to do that:
1. Get on a weight loss diet plan. Crash diets, fad diets (like Indian GM Diet, Atkins Diet) are harmful for your body.
2. Get some exercise- try these classic exercises for men and women- pushups, squats, and the secret to a six pack abs!
3. Start running: Never run before? Here are running tips get you started.
4. Try these sports for weight loss.