Internationale Zeitschrift für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation

Internationale Zeitschrift für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation
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ISSN: 2329-9096


Whole-Body Vibration Exercise as a Clinical Intervention to Counterbalance Effects of the Sedentary Behavior: Mini Review

Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Ana Carolina Coelho-Oliveira, Marcia Cristina Moura Fernandes, Luiz Felipe Ferreira-Souza, Mario Bernardo-Filho*

Sedentary Behavior (SB) is defined as the time spent engaged in sitting or lying down activities that require an energy expenditure of 1.0 or Lower Basal Metabolic Rates (METS). SB is associated with deleterious health outcomes and along with the time it has been considered a strong risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases. SB is associated with increased body mass, blood pressure, metabolic dysfunction, and chronic disease in general. SB may exacerbate the loss of muscle mass and strength, found that among healthy adults or adults with chronic pain. SB is also linked with numerous adverse mental, poor body composition, and Quality of Life (QOL). Reducing SB may be feasible through interventions that target sedentary behavior and physical activity. Considering the effects of the Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) exercise, this type of physical exercise might be an intervention to counterbalance some consequences of the SB. Considering the biological effects of the WBV exercises, this mini review aims to present scientific shreds of evidence that this kind of exercise might counterbalance some negative effects of the SB related to the pain, muscle strength and function, mental conditions, body composition, and QOL. The results suggest that WBV exercise can be a feasible and efficient exercise intervention for the management of individuals with SB. In conclusion, there are findings that WBV exercise seems a clinical intervention to counterbalance the effects of SB, because have been demonstrated potential benefits of vibration stimulus on muscular endurance improvement and pain level reduction, improvements in muscle function, body composition, QOL, and neurological conditions for individuals living with the SB.