Our founder and spokesman Roger Teeter frequently talks about the importance of maintaining functional fitness into one’s senior years. And he lives by example – here’s Roger earlier this month teaching his 5-year old grandson how to waterski! To Roger, and so many other super seniors out there, it’s all about the ability to stay active and do what you love.
As the days get longer and warmer, most people want to spend more time outside enjoying the sunshine and participating in outdoor activities like running, hiking, and biking. These activities are not always kind to your back and joints, especially if they are ill-prepared due to a lack of activity during the long winter months.
Though stretching can be time-consuming, it provides many benefits. Gentle stretching can help loosen the soft tissues of your body like ligaments and muscles to increase flexibility and help you relax. That being said, it is easy to make common mistakes that can cause injury. Here are some tips to make sure that you’re avoiding injury and stretching safely.
Newsmax Health recently featured an article on inversion therapy called “Inversion Therapy: Drug-Free Back Pain Relief.” In it, the author Vera Tweed explains how back pain is very common in the American population and inversion can be a natural way to find relief without more invasive treatments like medication or surgery.
Daily activity like hunching at your desk for hours can cause small misalignments in your spine. Inversion therapy can gently decompress the vertebrae in your spine to not only encourage absorption of more fluid into the spinal discs but also relaxes muscles and ligaments holding your spine in misalignment. This helps realign your spine for pain relief.
As the article points out, there have been many studies supporting such claims. One such study was conducted using Teeter products at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. It was spearheaded by the head of neuroscience who suffered from severe back pain. The study compared patients who regularly practiced physiotherapy and those who practiced regular physiotherapy along with inversion therapy. All members of both groups were recommended by their doctors to have surgery done to treat their symptoms. After the conclusion of the study, researchers found that the patients who practiced inversion therapy were 70.5% less likely to require surgery. Along with the Newcastle study, there are many more studies about the benefits of inversion.
In conclusion, the author cites a Chiropractor named Shad Foster who gives some recommendations on how to comfortably invert. His most notable recommendation is on the importance of taking it slow when you’re first starting inversion. Starting to invert at a shallow angle like 20-30 degrees will help your body acclimate to the motion of inversion and decreasing the chance that you can feel discomfort. Then you can slowly progress to steeper angles like 60 degrees to experience the full benefits of inversion.
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! Americans usually send over 190 million Valentine’s notes each year to their loved ones. Most of us don’t expect anything in return but how nice would it be to win $500 for sending Teeter a little love note?
One of the first things most of us do to wake ourselves up and get into gear for the day is grab a cup of coffee. The rush of caffeine along with a frantic start can initially jolt you awake but can leave you sluggish the rest of the day, or until you refill that cup of coffee.
The long baseball season is finally coming to a conclusion. Today the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals will go head-to-head to begin the World Series, an exciting match-up for a few reasons, most notably that both teams fought their way from the Wildcard round, proving their tenacity.
Taking big hits on the football field will exact a toll on anyone, even an athlete with a 6’ 5”, 241 pound frame like Ben Roethlisberger. The ability to recover quickly and play at 100% most weeks can set a great quarterback apart from the pack. Luckily Ben uses a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table to help him recuperate and play at his best.
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