3 Lesser-Known Benefits of Inversion
Training while inverted improves proprioception, something athletes like rock climbers feel improves their spatial awareness.
We talk a lot about how inversion can relieve back pain, maintain joint health and improve core strength through inverted exercise. But here’s some benefits you may not have heard about:
Relieve Varicose Veins
Spider veins, or varicose veins in the legs, are unsightly and can be painful.We’ve heard from customers that a regular program of inversion stimulates their circulation, helping drain the excess blood from the veins in the legs to relieve pressure.
Regain Lost Height
We’ve all experienced the 9-5 slump. At the beginning of the day, you get in your car and you are sitting nice and tall. By the end of the work day, you get in your car and have to adjust your rear-view mirror slightly to accomodate for your stooped posture. Most people lose an average of 1/2 – 3/4″ every day!
While we regain most of our lost height while we are sleeping each night, we all lose some of our height over time thanks to thinning discs. While regular inversion will not help you grow taller than you already are, it can re-hydrate and rejuvenate your joints, and help to regain or retain some of your lost height.
Improve Spacial Awareness
Gymnasts, skydivers, martial artists, aerial acrobats and all manner of performance artists regularly use inversion tables and gravity boots to train for various scenarios that require them to be flipped upside down or inverted for an extended period of time. Training while inverted improves proprioception (an awareness of where our bodies and limbs are in relation to the space around us), so even regular athletes that rely on hand-eye coordination can benefit from regular sessions of inversion!