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New buzz on an old workout fad

Vibrating machines are studied for health benefits

Frances Figueiredo, of Hingham, bought her Soloflex vibrating platform to exercise and relax.
Frances Figueiredo, of Hingham, bought her Soloflex vibrating platform to exercise and relax. (Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki) Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki
By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / July 8, 2006

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Remember the vibrating belts that were supposed to melt fat away? A new vibration-based fitness fad is sweeping into Massachusetts, targeting flabby boomers and weak-boned senior citizens. The pitch this time: Just standing on a vibrating platform can strengthen bone and muscle, and exercising on the platform can boost athletes' performance. (Full article: 1355 words)

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