Osteoporosis Prevention : Oscillating device helps improve bone mass Sept, 2005
BOSTON, MA — Weight-bearing exercise is one of the principal recommendations for preventing and treating the loss of bone density that can lead to osteoporosis. However, exercise isn't always possible, particularly for the frail.
An experimental device may help solve this problem, reports the October issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch. Research strongly suggests that a few minutes of standing on an oscillating platform, about the size and shape of a bathroom scale, can do as much for bone density as longer bouts of more typical weight-bearing exercise.