What does Roger Teeter and Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald have in common? We know it’s not the hair. In reality, we don’t know Larry and couldn’t tell you what this superstar athlete and our Super Senior Roger Teeter have in common, but we do know they’ve both worn EZ-Up Gravity Boots!
Submitted by Dr. Carlos M. Gonzalez:
Have you ever driven by a restaurant but were afraid to go in for fear of being disappointed? I have. And then a friend of yours tells you about how good the food was and you finally check it out, thinking, “OMG! Why didn’t I come sooner?”
The same thing happens in many areas of our lives. It’s human nature to stick to the same old stuff, the same routines, the same old habits. I’ve read that most people eat only about 15 foods. That’s it! I can tell you personally my eating habits have changed drastically over the last twenty years. A big part of that is getting more educated about what is really healthy and what is not. It reminds me of this quote, It’s better to know and be disappointed, than to never know and always wonder. How many times have you wondered, what if? What if I had gone there, tasted that, done that or said that. Could of, should of, would of…
As a Chiropractor, I often wonder how people live without chiropractic care. Well, it’s simple. You Don’t Know What You Are Missing Until You Know What You’ve Been Missing. You have nothing to compare it to. Many people don’t realize just how much stress and tension they have until they have had a good chiropractic adjustment. People say things like, I had no idea I was so tight or Wow! I feel so much lighter, taller, better!
I’m always looking for methods or products to improve health and help me and my patients feel better. I went to a conference in Hawaii 23 years ago on new treatments for the spine. That is where I first experienced pain relief from Inversion. I was fortunate to have discovered Inversion by accident. I was not in a lot of pain but it was rather a dull ache. My first reaction was, WOW! Where do I get one of these machines!?” My lower back felt instantly better. It felt really good! It was one of those situations where You Don’t Know What You Are Missing Until You Know What You’ve Been Missing. Needless to say, I have been using Inversion personally and with thousands of my patients since that conference.
But here’s the funny thing. When I talk to people about it, I’m so passionate about Inversion. People tell me, You are really passionate about this, aren’t you? But not everyone gets as excited or wants to try it. It goes back to habits and not knowing what you have been missing. Here’s what I’d like to leave you with: Life is so full of surprises. You just need to discover and form new habits. You’ve got to be willing to try new things. I promise your life will be so much better! Who knows… it might be the missing thing to help you live a Healthier, Happier and Pain Free Life!Dr. Carlos M. Gonzalez is a Nationally Board Certified Chiropractor and has been in private practice since 1991. Dr. Gonzalez has produced and hosted live radio talk shows, has appeared on local TV numerous times in El Paso, TX and testifies in court as an expert witness. Dr. Gonzalez has written over one hundred articles on wellness, inversion, fitness, pain relief, preventative care and many more topics. In addition, he has authored Hanging Out Pain Free and has a soon to be released book, Hanging Out For The Health Of It How Inversion Can Cure Your Pain And Change Your Life. Dr. Carlos M. Gonzalez
Health Coach, Author, Speaker
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Lisa Tamati is an elite athlete who has trekked across the Libyan desert and run the famous Marathon des Sables ultra race. She thought that her back injuries would prevent her from her adventurous lifestyle until she found inversion.
“As an extreme runner who has been competing internationally in ultra marathons around the world for the past 15 years, I put my body under extreme pressure. In my early twenties, I also broke two vertebrae and compressed two discs. Doctors advised me to either get the discs fused or expect chronic pain my life long that would worsen with time and that I should not run.
Well I am a believer in keeping active and started running a year or two after the accident and haven’t looked back since. I now have 4 discs that are totally worn and cause me a lot of pain but since I got the Teeter inversion table I haven’t looked back.
It’s helped me tremendously and I am extremely thankful for inversion for enabling me to continue in my career. I have run over 65,000 km or the equivalent of two and a half times around the circumference of the world and I am, despite the injuries, still going strong thanks in part at least to this wonderful apparatus.”Lisa Tamati
Ultramarathon competitor and full-time adventure runner
Snuggle up with your person on a chilly winter or fall evening, and enjoy these delightful vegetarian enchiladas from a couple cooks.a Couple Cooks.
While one of the beautiful things about inversion is the idea of allowing gravity to do the work of decompression for you, did you know that incorporating gentle movements into your inversion sessions can provide additional benefits?
We all know that vampires live forever, but is it really blood that keeps them looking young and agile?
While most doctors wouldn’t recommend drinking blood to stay young, you can pick up one of Dracula’s other habits in order to keep your skin looking healthy, your mind agile and your body more flexible.
What if the real secret to living forever (or at least a lot longer) was their habit of perching upside down and hanging like a bat? The Prince of Darkness may be onto something when he dangles from the rafters since hanging upside down has so many health benefits. Even the undead can benefit from more blood feeding the brain and oxygenating the bloodstream. Increased blood flow to the brain when inverting can make you more awake and alert, and may even help to improve overall brain function, according to author Win Winger.
Dracula also must remain agile while hunting down his prey night after night. How could he outmaneuver so many of his victims if he didn’t stay flexible enough to pounce from the shadows? Perhaps his regular inversion sessions are keeping him flexible by lubricating his joints and decompressing his spine to keep him in top shape. When you are hundreds of years old, a compressed spine can be a nightmare. No wonder Dracula chooses to take a cue from the bats and invert regularly.
Whether you sport a pair of fangs or not, almost anyone can benefit from regular inversion sessions to feel more alert, stay flexible and relieve back pain.
Trevor experienced tension, neck pain and daily headaches as a result of his stress-filled job. He tells us how his Teeter Hang Ups FitSpine has helped in just a short time:
Trevor: I’m a law enforcement officer so I spend a lot of the time in the car, looking around. I spend a lot of the time being aware of my situation, with surroundings. The impact that the stress has on my body is mainly from the shoulders up. I get tight shoulders, neck pain, and headaches daily. I got introduced to FitSpine, I was told that it may relieve some of that tension that I have. So I was excited to try it. I’ve only been using it for a month to a month and a half. In that month and month and a half, I have noticed a big difference in my body, my stiffness. I continued to feel even better each time I use it and it makes me wonder how much better my life’s going to be throughout the rest of my life with the FitSpine, as opposed to not having it.
The FitSpine really is a wonderful tool to have in your home. It’s a wonderful tool to have for your body. I was so impressed with the FitSpine that I referred it to others, one being my mom. She used it for a very short time and the problems that she has are on her hip and her back. And in the short time that she has used it, within a day or two, she has noticed a huge difference. She’s able to do more with less pain. And it’s amazed me how quick she’s seen the results.
If you’re new to inversion, you may be nervous about rotating upside down for the first time. But if you keep these tips in mind, you’ll ensure a relaxing, positive experience… and you’ll be a pro before you know it!
Pre-set the Angle: To begin, set your tether to a modest 20-30 degrees so you know that the inversion table will stop rotation barely beyond horizontal. You can then focus on relaxing and adjusting to inversion.
Enlist a Spotter: Ask a friend to stand near the inversion table until you are comfortable with controlling its rotation.
Breathe: Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to help your body relax. It may take a few inversion sessions before you are able to overcome your automatic flight or fight response be patient and keep working at it. Getting your muscles to release is the only way you will begin to experience the benefits.
Listen to Your Body: Only do what is comfortable to you. Inversion is not a no pain, no gain activity. What works for others may not be ideal for you. If you feel you’ve had enough, return upright to rest.
Prevent Dizziness/Nausea: When returning upright, be sure to stop at the horizontal position (0 degrees) for 15-30 seconds or more. This allows your inner ear to readjust to being upright, and it also allows your back to re-compress gently. Wait for a while after you’ve eaten before inverting.
Make Changes Gradually: Increase your angle and/or duration of inversion in small increments.
Do It Often! Inverting on a regular basis is how you will experience the most benefits.
Sure we say that our inversion tables are the easiest to assemble, but actions speak louder than words. We put a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table head-to-head against a leading competitor to see how they stack up… and video-taped the entire assembly process!
Both inversion tables were put together by Teeter employees with minimal assembly experience. Both employees were instructed to put 100% effort into the assembly process.The time stamp shown on screen is the actual recorded time.
What are the results?
Enjoy the last of the summer harvest with this delicious main dish or decadent side.
This recipe comes from one of our favorite food blogs, Eat Yourself Skinny.
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp light butter, cold
2 oz. light cream cheese
1/4 cup of ice water, adding an additional tablespoon if necessary