According to World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity (lack of physical activity) has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (6% of deaths globally). Moreover, physical inactivity is estimated to be the main cause for approximately 21–25% of breast and colon cancers, 27% of diabetes and approximately 30% of ischaemic heart disease burden.
Modern sedentary lifestyle is one of the most significant chronic illness contributors. We sleep 6-8 hours on the bed, spend another 8-10 hours sitting or standing at work, 1-3 hours on transport, again stationary. We ended our day with another 2-4 hours of sitting at home resting and watching TV or reading before going to bed. Although most of us are aware that exercise is good, the majority of us simply lack the energy and discipline. Many ended up as weekend warriors, causes an imbalance of exercise spread and increased sport-related injuries.
Our body is not designed for inactivity for a long duration, aside from sleeping. Our muscles, lymphatic system, blood circulation, bones, and even nervous system depends on constant movements (against gravitational force) to work in an optimal condition. We need to keep engage our body in movement. Be it brisk walking, aerobic exercise, jogging, and even a shopping trip. Even a simple interrupted sitting every 20-30 minutes will benefits your body. When we move against gravitational force, various parts of our body starts to work and interact.
Whole Body Vertical Vibration System
Vertical vibration system moves in a simple up and down motion. It is this simple vertical motion simulates rope skipping, activates a chain of effect on your body system, taking advantage of earth’s natural gravitational force and your own body weight to move your entire body.
Known and apparent benefits of low intensity vertical movement include:
- Help loosen up and warm up your joints and muscles. Excellent for pre-sport warm-up to prevent sport-related injuries
- Detoxification. The vibration also activates your lymphatic systems
- Improve blood circulation. Be it at sitting or standing position; the physical movements can help improve circulation.
- Daily vibrational exercise will keep our internal organs healthy by the gentle Qi vibration, and relieve constipation.
Whole Body Vibration exercise is not a new concept. As early as 1900, a vibration chair was invented by Dr. Kellogg for his patients. There are two types of whole body vibration system on the market today: pivotal and vertical. Pivotal is consider the mainstream system due to its relatively easy to manufacture and lower cost. It also offers flexible means for users to control the difficulty level by merely adjusting the feet position.
Vertical vibration platform, on the other hand, is more specialized and less common in sight. It also consists of 2 variant – low frequency (4-15Hz) and high frequency (15Hz – 45Hz). Most vertical vibration machines are designed in the range of 15-45Hz, intended for performance training and some for rehabilitation purpose. Most manufacturers tried to avoid sub 15Hz frequency due to the concern of resonance frequency but missed the real benefits of what such system can bring to general well-being.
Oii-Plate is designed as a low-frequency (4-10 Hz) whole-body vertical vibration system that offers you a passive exercise platform for your whole body effortlessly. In just 10 minutes per session, twice a day, the simple exercise can perfectly supplement your active lifestyle needs.