Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy in Metabolic Syndrome

  • Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos
  • Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo
  • Mario Bernardo-Filho


Metabolic syndrome (MSy) is defined as a set of clinical conditions, including abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and impaired glucose tolerance that increase the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MSy individuals can present a lower quality of life (QoL) and decreases in their functionality and chronic pain. For the management of the MSy, a lifestyle change, including healthy foods and regular physical activity, is recommended. Whole-body vibration (WBV) exercises have been suggested as modality of exercise that can encourage individuals with MSy to adhere to the practice of physical activity, reducing the level of chronic pain, promoting the improvement of functional and cardiovascular parameters, and improving the QoL. This chapter will discuss the relevance of the WBV exercises, as a safe and appropriate intervention for MSy individuals and for populations with clinical conditions related to the MSy.


Metabolic syndrome Exercise Vibration therapy Cardiovascular responses Functionality Pain Quality of life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mario Bernardo-Filho
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas e Práticas Integrativas, Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes e Policlínica Piquet CarneiroUniversidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade Bezerra de AraújoRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Laboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas e Práticas Integrativas, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes e Policlínica Piquet CarneiroUniversidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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