July 14, 2022, Mumbai, India: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the definition of a healthy lifestyle has changed, especially among seniors. Many elderly people are now more focused on overall mental and physical well-being. However, staying healthy with health complications such as diabetes and osteoporosis is not easy.
Among Indians over 45 years of age, 11.5 percent are diabetic or have high blood sugar levels. Though no gender disparity is found in the number of cases of diabetes mellitus among senior citizens, the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India revealed that the elderly in the richest quintile reported two times higher prevalence of diabetes or high blood sugar level than the poorest quintile.
On the other hand, osteoporosis is quickly becoming a serious public health issue in India as over 50 million people are affected by osteoporosis - a disease that causes bones to become weak, brittle, and thin, making them more susceptible to break. While men develop this disease usually after 50, about 1 in 3 women over 30 years of age experience fractures due to osteoporosis.
Hence, the aging population in India needs more than just a healthy diet and a couple of conventional stretching exercises. The good news is there is a safe and effective way for the elderly to improve overall physical and mental health.
Power Plate is a revolutionary medical-grade whole-body vibration machine that can help people of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities, including the elderly to stay healthy and happy with just exercises of 10 to 15 minutes twice or thrice a week.
What makes Power Plate unique is its patented PrecisionWaveTM Technology that speeds up health and fitness benefits to deliver faster and long-lasting results. It vibrates in multiple directions (up and down, left to right, and front to back) simultaneously and forces your muscles to automatically contract up to 50 times per second, activating 98% of your muscle fibers.
On the other hand, traditional exercises cause your muscles to contract only 1 to 2 times per second. Without Power Plate, you are able to engage only one group of muscles (Type 1) and activate only a few muscle fibers. However, Power Plate engages Type 1 and Type 2 muscle groups at once as its high-speed gentle micro-vibrations reach the deepest hard-to-reach muscle fibers. This makes Power Plate ideal for senior people including, elderly women who suffer from pelvic issues and incontinence.
Thus, Power Plate exercises are getting more and more popular around the world as a safe, efficient, and non-exhaustive active aging solution. Power Plate triggers immediate muscle contractions, resulting in increased strength, balance, flexibility, postural control, circulation, and coordination. The harmonic micro-vibrations result in bringing positive changes in hormonal responses, such as an increase in levels of serotonin (happiness hormone), an increase in human growth hormone (HGH), and a decrease in cortisol (stress hormone), which ultimately improves the mood and overall health of the elderly. Besides, it lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels, making Power Plate exercises extremely beneficial for aging people with diabetes. It also results in improved sleep patterns, which is often a significant issue among the elderly. That’s not all.
Power Plate offers various other proven benefits, such as:
• Enhances cardiovascular fitness, reduces arterial stiffness, and reduces blood pressure
• Promotes bone-building activity without doing any high-impact exercise
• Increases metabolism and reduces abdominal fat which is good for tackling obesity and great for diabetics
• Unsticks tight fascia which results in better mobility, posture, flexibility, and range of motion - all these improvements also minimize the risk of falls
• Increases strength, lean muscle mass, and muscle, reversing sarcopenia
• Reduces arthritic pain and other muscle aches and pains
• Reduces soreness that is experienced often after exercise
• Increases bone density and helps fight bone-related issues such as osteoporosis
• Improves nerve health with increased circulation to the small nerve bundles and increases neuromuscular stimulation, improving motor learning to restore functioning
The best thing about Power Plate is that it gets the job done faster and delivers a high-advanced low-impact workout without putting stress on the joints and ligaments. It amplifies the benefits of movements without additional weights, making it ideal for elderly people who might have limited physical mobility or who might be concerned about the risk of falling.
About Power Plate
Power Plate is the world’s leader in whole-body vibration technology and has established its presence in more than 120 countries. Its whole-body vibration machines are trusted by worldwide healthcare specialists, elderly-home facilities, professional athletes, elite celebrities, and individuals. All of its benefits are scientifically proven, making it a more reliable solution to accelerate physical and mental health. To know more, please visit https://www.powerplate.in.
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