You have, perhaps, heard of whole-body vibration therapy? It's a simple exercise that only requires you to hop on a vibrating plate. Oftentimes, that's just a start and you can pair it with other exercises. Other times, just letting the machine vibrate your entire body can do. Ultimately, all you need is the machine, a few moves here and there, and you're good. With as simple an exercise as that, it's no surprise that more and more people are including it in their fitness regimes. Arguably, a lot of people might even prefer it more than the traditional workouts in gyms.

There are more reasons, however, as to why people choose whole-body vibration training. What might they be, you ask? Well, here are ten of them that can shed light on the current rise in popularity of whole-body vibration training. Some may even surprise you and convince you to do the same!

It's Relaxing

Most likely the number one reason people use vibrating plates is that they're relaxing. Oftentimes, exercising can be hard work. But when it can be as peaceful and as soothing as whole-body vibration training, it's no surprise that people would prefer it. The benefits are all still the same, albeit one has to be more patient with this exercise than with those that are more strenuous. Still, a relaxed body after every workout is a good enough prize in itself!

It's Easy To Do

When an exercise is easy to do, of course, people will like to do it. If a promise is that you'll still get a trimmer figure and a healthier body at the end of it, there's no reason as to why people shouldn't go for whole-body vibration training. But just how easy is this exercise? As mentioned earlier, it's as simple as hopping on a vibrating plate, turning it on, and you're good to go. You can pair it with other exercises too.

It's More Affordable

More than just its simplicity, whole-body vibration training is also affordable. With this exercise, only one purchase is important: getting that vibration machine. Once you have your vibrating plate, you're essentially good to go. And as for apparel, no need to go for expensive sportswear. Some old baggy and stretchy clothes will do and will work better as well. At the end of the day, not only will your body look trimmer, your wallet will still feel fatter too.

It Doesn't Require A Lot of Equipment

As specified before, a vibrating plate is all you need for whole-body vibration therapy. And this not only helps you save money, but it also keeps you focused on your fitness goals at hand. With other exercises that might require more equipment, you have to think about buying them, getting them to your home or gym, and sometimes, even washing them from time to time. Possibly, you may lose a lot of precious time thinking about the extra equipment than just working out.

It Can Be Done at Home

Admit it, working out at home is mostly better than going to the gym? At least, when you're at home, you're the king of your own castle or the queen of your own palace. You can do whatever you want as long as it's safe and it will help you reach your fitness goals. That's one of the best parts of whole-body vibration therapy. You can install your vibrating plates in your hour or flat and it will automatically feel like your own personal gym!

It's A Versatile Fitness Regime

What exactly constitutes a versatile fitness regime? It's when you can pair the exercise with many others. Whole-body vibration therapy works well with loads of other workouts. You can do yoga on your vibration machine, pair it with high-kicking aerobics moves, or even lift a few weights as you're vibrating. Though these are optional, they will help in trimming your figure a lot faster and getting you to your goal weight. And oftentimes, such pairings are required to really rake in the results!

It's Doable Despite Any Physical Disabilities

Let's say you break your arm. Will you be able to lift weights then? The answer, of course, is a resounding no. However, at least you still get to work out by hopping on a vibrating plate. This is the beauty of whole-body vibration training. Sometimes, when you're suddenly disabled, it can become a sort of therapy to help you recover. But at the same time, while you're recovering, unbeknownst to you is that you're also still working out!

It's A "Portable" Exercise

What is a "portable" exercise? It's when you get to do it wherever you are. In your own house? Why not? In the park? Go for it! What about in your office? If your boss will allow it, of course, you can do it there! Wherever you can bring along your vibration machine, that's where you can do the exercise. Unfortunately, you can't say the same about other workouts. Some are just confined to the gym. But luckily, it applies easily to whole-body vibration training!

It Can Be Entertaining

This doesn't mean you'll be entertaining to watch, but rather, you can entertain yourself while doing the exercise. Listening to music is one thing, but what about watching TV or a movie while you're doing it? If you choose to just sit or stand on the vibrating plate, there's no reason why you can't enjoy a movie or an episode of your favorite TV show while you're on it. As long as you stay focused on the workout, you'll be fine!

It's A Humble Exercise

Finally, in many ways, whole-body vibration training is a humbling exercise. You get to be at peace with this workout, which is why meditating on a vibration machine might do wonders. When you do, you get to reflect and think about why you're exercising and what you're doing it for. Once you illuminate yourself, you'll have a better understanding of your own health and fitness. And hopefully, you'll grow to be more humble about your situation and the situation of others too.

Never underestimate the power of whole-body vibration training. Though it might seem like a weak and boring exercise to you now, there are loads of reasons why you should get into it. You never know, this might just be the best exercise for you and your lifestyle. Don't knock it till you try it!

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.