Recently, entrepreneur and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People”, Tim Ferriss described decompression as the third of his “5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win the Day.” In his Podcast, Tim explains that after he does any kind of weight training that puts compressive loads on his spine, he will use Teeter’s EZ-Up Gravity Boots to decompress! Tim decompresses his spine almost daily to not only care for the discs in his spine but to gently stretch tired muscles as well.
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.
Hours of gardening can take its toll on your back. Though your yard will be weed free and filled with beautiful plants, gardening can strain your lower back and legs causing muscle aches and sore joints. Without relieving the pain, gardening can become too unbearable and force you to quit it altogether!
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.
Back pain can be a debilitating condition that can keep you from enjoying the activities you love or even sit down comfortably. Whether you have been struggling with chronic back pain issues or trying to prevent back pain in the future, changes to your daily routine can make a big difference.
New inverters may experience mild disorientation or dizziness, which are typically temporary symptoms caused by the sudden shift in the balance structures in the inner ear. This may be caused by inverting too quickly or simply by inverting at all if your body is sensitive to changes in balance/orientation.
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.
Many people come to us post-surgery, realizing that undergoing more aggressive treatment for their back pain still has not helped the problem. As a result, we have many people asking us if it is safe to invert if they have fused vertebrae.
The discs in your spine act like shock absorbers for your vertebrae. They are made up of two main parts, the nucleus and the annulus. Think of a disc like a Twinkie – the annulus is the yellow cake and the nucleus is the cream filling. But instead of cream filling, the nucleus is made of jelly-like material that provides the flexibility and “cushioning” in your back.