What’s my favorite thing about our products? They allow you to be in control of your health. I’m a busy person – a full-time job and a family doesn’t leave a lot of time for self pampering, especially when it requires making an appointment. However, I need ways to de-stress, relax, and literally unfold myself after hours in my office chair, so having the inversion table in my home gives me a fast solution to feeling better. I luckily don’t have back pain, thanks to years of proactive inversion, but I can’t escape compression and stress. Inversion is my daily ‘massage therapist’ and a perfect opportunity to entice my boy for more kisses!
Anti-aging is an ever increasing interest of Americans. We all want to stay youthful for a lifetime. I know I have personally invested in tons of things with health (and perhaps a little vanity) as my motivation.
However, we often forget about what really helps us stay young, and that is ACTIVITY. This fact is constantly reinforced by watching my father, who at 73 is more active than I am! He water-skis, snow-skies, bikes for 15-miles and even takes up new sports, like surfing and kite-boarding.
Nothing makes you feel older than being forced to sit out from activities you love. However, we are not given a lot of solutions on how to care for the back and joints. Stretches focus on muscles but only inversion goes deeper and actually targets the joints and discs. Decompression allows joints to hydrate, offering lubrication and nutrition to the soft tissue, as well as strengthens ligaments, reduces nerve pressure, and realigns and relaxes muscles. Don’t wait until you have joint and back pain! Start a healthy inversion routine now and see the pay off as you age.
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 Â you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
How To Exercise On Your Teeter
With over 2 million inversion table users in the past 30 years, Teeter has a lot of fans… but perhaps none more energetic than those who have inverted their way to flat abs, defined legs and cuter buns!
While a nice tush can make a fan out of anybody, perhaps the real reason why they are advocates is because they get results faster with less pain!
So once Teeter has helped you lose the back pain (which was most likely caused by weak and tired core muscles), don’t hide your inversion table under the bed or behind the door. Get back on it and work on strengthening the key groups of muscles that will help you combat back pain for years to come with these 4 exercises.
Susan is like a lot of us: Sheâ€™s a parent that sits at a desk most of the day at her job, then needs to come home only so she can keep going â€“ family events, gardening and anything else the family wants to do together.
Even though sheâ€™s loving life, Susan has noticed that when her back feels good she can enjoy the simple things a little more, and Teeter has helped her and her back feel a little better. With her employer making a Teeter available to her and her coworkers at work, and then having a Teeter inversion table at home, Susan has been able to get her back healthy and remain comfortable and confident no matter what lies in front of her.
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 ourÂ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Every Friday, weâ€™ll focus on one FAQ in more detail. We encourage you toÂ email usÂ or post a comment with additional questions and weâ€™ll send you an answer â€“ you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
Perhaps the 3 most popular questions all start with â€śHowâ€¦â€ť
- How long should I invert?
- How often should I invert?
- How do I get started?
Since all of these are pretty straight forward, letâ€™s answer all 3.Â In all cases, Rule #1 is to listen to your body and do only what feels comfortable. Donâ€™t be afraid to take a break or reduce your angle/duration of inversion if needed.
How long should I invert?
When first inverting, start in 1-2 minute intervals
First time inverters should start inverting 1-2 minutes each session for 1 or 2 weeks. It will take time for your body to adjust and for you to feel comfortable inverting for a longer period of time.
Once you feel you are becoming accustomed to being inverted, gradually increase your time until you can invert for 3-5 minutes each session. Â Even though there isnâ€™t necessarily a time limit to inversion, remember to listen to your body â€“ itâ€™s important for you to relax and enjoy the experience. If you feel you’ve had enough, then you should slowly return upright.
How often should I invert?
We recommend adding inversion into your daily routine. Many users invert an average of 2 times per day (morning and evening). Some use it more often â€“ after going to the gym, during a break at work or to relax when they get home to help relieve tired and achy muscles and joints. The beauty of inversion is that it addresses the â€śquiet side of fitness,â€ť which is to say that it doesn’t require a lot of energy to receive a lot of benefit. Teeter inversion tables make it easy to jump on and invert for just a few minutes, whenever you feel the need to stretch and gain a boost of energy.
How do I get started?
Remember Rule #1 –Â Listen to your body. If you donâ€™t feel relaxed or are at all uncomfortable, then reduce your angle/duration of inversion.
Rule #2 –Â When using your inversion table for the first time, have a spotter who can help you return upright if needed while you fine-tune your optimal settings to achieve the perfect balance and control.
Rule #3 â€“Â Donâ€™t do too much, too soon. You will be more comfortable and gain the most benefits if you gradually increase the angle and duration over time. Full inversion may be uncomfortable and unsatisfying early on until youâ€™ve had a chance to become accustomed to the feeling and allow your body to adjust.
20 degrees is the best angle for beginners
Start at 20 degrees for the first couple of days until you feel comfortable with the balance and control.
If youâ€™re comfortable, increase to 45 Â degrees through first week 2 or 3. If you have been inverting for 3-5 minutes at 45 degrees, and feel like you need more of a stretch, increase to 60 degrees.
60 degrees is what we call the â€śmagic angleâ€ť â€“ where your spine can fully decompress and you can experience the most benefits. Many people find that 60 degrees is where they are most happyâ€¦ but if you still want more, then disconnect your tether strap and rotate into full inversion.
Inverting at 90 degrees provides freedom of movement for stretching and exercise. This is the position most people think of when they think of inversion. A lot of people think they will never want to fully invert, but over half of Teeter users actually do so on a regular basis!
When returning upright, do so slowly and stop when your body is parallel with the floor for 30-60 seconds to allow your body to adjust. This will also help you keep from feeling lightheaded or dizzy when you exit the inversion table.
Congratulations â€“ you are now a professional Teeter inverter.