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Document ID (ISN)109331
CIS number 09-431
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fritz M.
Title Effects of whole-body vibration - The dose is the key factor
Original title Wirkungen von Ganzk÷rper-Schwingungen - die Dosis ist entscheidend [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.58, No.10, p.290-301. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract Daily occupational exposure to whole-body vibration during a whole working life can result in degenerative changes in the lumbar spine. However, whole-body vibration training can be used to increase muscle strength and bone mineral density, and to enhance the physical quality of life of elderly. As opposed to the broad-band vibrations of machines, the training devices generate vibrations with a single frequency of between 15 et 45Hz. The effects of whole-body vibration training exercises have been measured. In order to obtain positive effects, the vibration exercises should last only a few minutes and the training should not take place each day and only over a period of a few months.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; dose-response relationship; physical fitness
Descriptors (secondary) vibration acceleration; vibration frequency; length of exposure; electromyography; spinal column
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration