One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Every Friday, we’ll focus on one FAQ in more detail. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
Will Inverting Make You Taller?
Don’t we all wish! Even though inversion does not make you taller, inversion does help in keeping the soft tissue in your joints hydrated and healthy. Inversion will help you recover from daily height loss (caused by gravity’s force on your body) and combat progressive height loss (caused by gravity’s force over time and age).
Gravity’s Daily Impact
A study by Foremean proved that height loss does happen on a daily basis by following nurses during their daily activity. What they found was that during an 8 hour work day the nurses experience greater height loss than they did in 12 hour periods on their days off. An average daily height loss of the 12 nurses was 1.1% of their height the study reported for most of us that translated to 0.5 to 0.75 inches each day. Most of this height loss is restored during our sleep when our discs and joints are hydrated.