We’ve all probably heard about how unhealthy it is to do too much sitting, and how office workers are at risk for so many health issues because they sit at a desk in the same position for hours upon hours. We know about the science of ergonomics and how important having an ergonomically correct chair and desk set-up can be. But did you know that ergonomics alone cannot fix the problems created by sitting at a desk all day?
Tommy took our 30-Days to a Better Back Challenge and found relief and relaxation. With an active lifestyle that includes work, his photography hobby, and playing golf, Tommy is loving his Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table.
Flowers are blooming, the weather is warmer and many of us are becoming more active now that the days are longer. From weeding flower beds and cleaning out gutters to more recreational fun thanks to longer and warmer days, all of us are we are spending more time outdoors.
Rainy days call for a soup simmering away on the stove to help chase away the blahs! This vegetarian soup is so healthy, and with the spices in it, smells amazing while it is cooking! It is reminiscent of the minestrone soup we used to eat as a kid, minus the pasta, of course!
Here are some healthy eating rules we got from some friends, and some that found on the internet. If it’s on the internet, it has to be true, right? Well anyway… we think they are true, at least one day of the year… April 1st!
What do dedicated Paleo Diet followers prepare for Easter dinner? You may think that eating healthy the Paleo-way would be restrictive or boring… but it doesn’t have to be! Here is a healthy dinner dish chock full of flavor. This dish has a healthy balance of protein and vegetables, and is easy to prepare. Thank you to Elana’s Pantry for this great recipe!
- 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 bunch fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- zest of 1 lemon (use a microplane zester)
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
- 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Head on over to Elana’s Pantry for preparation instructions.
Unique to the ComforTrak-Series
At Teeter, we are always looking for ways to improve your inversion experience. Some of our features are dramatic and some are subtle… but all of them are built with your inversion experience in mind!
Teeter’s Grip-and-Stretch Handles offer unique gripping points built into the ComforTrak bed and A-frame that allow additional decompression and stretching, as well as offering hand holds for release from full inversion.
Stretching: The hand holds in the bed frame help you get a firm grip as you stretch and rotate on the bed to help you achieve greater flexibility and range of motion.
Decompression: While you are inverting to 60 degrees or greater (parallel with the rear leg of the A-frame), you can use the Grip-and-Stretch Handles on the Teeter to help you further decompress and increase your stretch.
Release: If you are one of our users who appreciate full inversion, then you can use the handles to help you pull yourself out of full inversion more easily.
We often share letters or emails from Teeter fans, and recently we even featured inspiring feedback from our Facebook fans! This week, we turned to Twitter to see what Teeter customers are saying. We found plenty of recent Tweets to read in addition to photos and even a Vine moment:
Our Teeter Fans Around the Net:
A recent Vine upload from one of our Twitter Followers.
An Instagram photo from our good friend and MMA fighter, Manny Rodriguez (@MMA_Manny).
Twitter Testimonials from the month of March:
Testimonials from a few of our Twitter followers this month!
Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? I mean, really? You know that eating healthy doesn’t mean you can never have dessert, right? Well, if you don’t believe that, this recipe for One-Minute Mocha Cake from Chocolate Covered Kate will surely change your mind! As cliche’ as it may sound, this little single-serving cake really is one instance where you can have your cake and eat it too – guilt-free! It literally only takes a minute to make, so this will probably become one of your very favorite, go-to recipes!
One-Minute Mocha Cake
(can be made Gluten-Free and/or Sugar-Free!)
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons spelt flour (or white, or Arrowhead Mills gf)
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tsp evaporated cane juice, or sugar (edit: xylitol works)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 stevia packet (or 1 more tablespoon sugar)
- 1 tablespoon coconut or veg oil (Edit: many reviews have said it still tastes good if you sub applesauce or mashed banana. However, I can’t personally vouch for the results if you make that substitution.)
- 3 tablespoons milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
For preparation instructions, please visit Chocolate Covered Kate!
How long before you feel the benefits?
Given time, your body has an amazing ability to heal itself. But like starting a new exercise program, it can take some time to see the results. Stick with it, invert often and be patient. Work on getting your body to relax and release – that is how you will experience the most benefits. Gentle movements and stretching can help with this process. Some people feel the benefits immediately and some may need 2-3 weeks before their bodies begin to adapt.
Here are a few other helpful tips for beginners:
- Pre-Set the Angle: Set your Angle Tether to a modest angle – you can then focus on relaxing and adjusting to inversion.
- Make Changes Gradually: Increase your angle and/or duration of inversion in small increments. Don’t attempt to do too much, too soon. It’s all about relaxation, not about how far down or how long you can invert.
- Breathe: Close your eyes and take deep breaths. Concentrate on relaxing your muscles to experience the most benefits.