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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(2):112-119.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.2.112    Published online February 10, 2009.
Effects of Whole Body Vibration Exercise on Body Weight and Body Composition in Young Adults.
Jung Hoon Yoo, Hee Kyung Joh, Hyun Jin Do, Seung Won Oh, Youl Lee Lym, Jae Kyung Choi, Hyuk Jung Kweon, Dong Yung Cho
Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. joe@kuh.ac.kr
젊은 남녀 성인에서 수직진동운동기가 체중과 체성분에 미치는 영향
유정훈, 조희경, 도현진, 오승원, 임열리, 최재경, 권혁중, 조동영
건국대학교 의학전문대학원 가정의학교실
Whole body vibration exercise is currently being researched for potential therapeutic and exercise performance benefits. Little is known about the physiological effects of whole body vibration on humans. The aim of this study is that to examine the effects of whole body vibration on body weight and body compositions. Methods:One hundred twelve healthy college students were separated into two groups, one was whole body vibration exercise group, the other control group. The exercise program was more than 10 minutes of whole body vibration exercise and the frequency was more than 3 times per week during three months. Body weight and body composition were checked at the beginning and the end point of this study. Results: Total 91 students finished this study (56 males, 35 females). No significant difference was found in body weight, body mass index, muscle mass, fat mass, body fat ratio, visceral fat area between study and control groups. In female, slight increase were found in body weight (exercise vs.control; 1.1 ± 1.1 kg vs. 0.3 ± 1.9 kg, P = 0.03), body mass index (0.5 ± 0.4 kg/m2, 0.0 ± 0.5 kg/m2, P = 0.002), fat mass (0.8 ± 0.9 kg, -0.3 ± 1.4 kg, P = 0.008), and fat ratio (1.0 ± 1.5%, -0.6 ± 2.4%, P = 0.03) in study group compared with control group, although whether these increase are clinically significant or not. The increase mainly occurred in normal body mass index group in female study group (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Theresults of this study suggest that whole body vibration exercise has no significant effect on reducing body weight and fat mass, visceral fat area and on increasing muscle mass.
Key Words: Whole Body Bibration Exercise Body Composition Body Mass Index Weight


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