Stretching is one of the best ways to relieve your body, relax your muscles and get rid of stress. Nowadays, most people lead stressful lives, sitting at work a great part of their day and having no physical activity. But, even if they work out, most people still experience a nagging pain in their backs, shoulders, and neck.
The key to eliminating such aches and the stress you carry in your body is to properly stretch on a daily basis. Not the light stretching you do before you get out of bed, but a proper full-body stretch. For that purpose, your best bet is to buy an inversion table that can help you on this mission.
Reasons to Buy an Inversion Table
To Stretch After Working Out
When doing an intensive workout, your muscles are going through heavy pressure. The pain you feel afterwards is because your muscle’s tissue tears. And while this pain will go away on its own after a couple of days, it’s important to stretch after exercising. This way you will elongate your body and decompress your spine. And what better way to do that than use an inverter table?
Loosen up your muscles to reduce the soreness that often follows after working out. Even when you don’t work out, you can use the inverter table to just stretch and feel better.
To Relieve Back Pain
If you’re suffering from back pain, investing in an inversion table is a good idea. Sure, you can do certain light workouts to relieve this pain, but the inverter table will help you take things to the next level. About 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Most people sit for several hours a day while working, which is one of the biggest contributors to back pain.
Back pain can also come as a result of heavy lifting, sleeping in a weird position, or after an intensive workout. Instead of reaching for painkillers, maybe you can try to stretch and elongate your spine on the inverter table. This way you will decompress your back; the stretch will extend your spine and reduce the pain. You can easily do your stretch on this table; it will feel comfortable and natural as you decompress the weight-bearing joints.
After a long and stressful day, many people tend to ‘hold’ their stress in their spine, shoulders, core and neck. A good stretch on your inverter table can help you relax and be able to fall asleep. The pain you feel in your necks and shoulders is nothing but a build-up tension. This can be a result of having poor posture, sitting in front of a computer for too long, or standing for too long.
This tension can affect your mood, your productivity and you will find yourself feeling mad, stressed and without energy. You don’t have to wait to feel this tension build; hop on your inversion therapy table and start stretching. It’s a wonderful way to decompress the tension and go to bed relaxed and at peace.
To Boost Your Energy in the Morning
Not everyone is a morning person and coffee might not be the best way to boost your energy. But, did you know that 1-2 minutes of stretching on an inverter table can help give your body the extra oxygen it needs to wake up? You may feel properly awake after your first cup of coffee, but your body needs to follow your brain. Maybe you slept curled in the fetal position and you feel your shoulders and knees are stiff. You can stretch for a couple of minutes and your body will start waking up. Once you make this a habit, you’ll realize how much you need it in your morning routine.
Tips for Safe Use
If you have uncontrolled blood pressure or vascular headaches, maybe you should avoid inverted tables. These tables add extra stress on your blood vessels which can increase the risk of stroke if you have cardiovascular problems.
However, if you are well, here are some tips for safe use:
Avoid leaning back too far. It’s not necessary to be entirely upside down to stretch well. Leaning back too far can be a huge risk. You can go to a 30-35 degree angle (or 10-15 degree angle for older people). Put on the safety strap to prevent leaning back too far and help you get in a position. Don’t hang for too long – you don’t want to overdo this.
Start by using the inversion therapy table once a day for one or two minutes. You can slowly progress up to five minutes per session twice a day. Slowly return to your normal position.