An inversion table is a special kind of table in which you can balance your body at any angle. In most cases, it is used to balance your body in a way that your feet are above your head. The table uses the force of gravity to balance your body in whichever angle you like.The inversion table can be used for both medical and fitness purposes. The advantage of using an inversion table is that it does not require too much energy unlike other fitness methods.
BENEFITS OF AN INVERSION TABLE RELIEVING BACK PAIN
When a person is upright, the vertebral discs spaces decreases as they press each other downwards due to the force of gravity. The pressure between the vertebral discs increases when we are walking, exercising or when carrying out a heavy task. This pressure increase may lead to loss of fluid of the disks and eventually the back pain. Inverting your body on the inversion table will reduce the pressure on the discs and the back pain too. It will also reduce the back fatigue as the discs will always have enough fluid and minimal friction.
IT HELPS MAINTAIN HEIGHT
The compression of our body organs may sometimes lead to reduction of our height even though this effect is not easily noticeable. The reduction of our body heights takes place each day and inverting our bodies can help reverse this process. This is because the inversion reverses the pressure on our body organs.
IT HELPS INCREASE FLEXIBILITY
The loss of fluid and increased pressure on joints may make them stiff and reduce their mobility as the bones come closer to each other. There is also increased friction between the joints and this leads to low flexibility too. As the inversion table helps restore the fluid in the joints, the body becomes more flexible too. The distance between the bones in the joints is also increased leading to lower friction hence increased mobility.
THE INVERSION WILL ALSO STRENGTHEN THE JOINT’S LIGAMENTS
When the body is upright, the ligaments that joins the bones in the joints are mostly idle and therefore grow weak due to under-utilization. Inverting your body will stretch the ligaments making them stronger and hence making your joints healthier.
It HELPS MAINTAIN POSTURE
One of the effects of compression of the vertebral discs will be misalignment of the back vertebrae. This misalignment may lead to an abnormal standing posture which may become more permanent as you get used to it day by day. Inverting your body will help you avoid assuming an unhealthy standing posture by correcting the misalignment of the vertebrae before its too late. Getting used to bad posture makes it more difficult to correct it in future and it would be wise to prevent it early enough.
IT HELPS IN BLOOD CIRCULATION
Inverting your body will increase blood circulation in the body and it will also stretch your muscles and ligaments. The body organs will therefore have enough access to the blood and the nutrients needed for their fitness. The hormonal glands will also have more blood circulation. The hormones will therefore be well distributed in the body helping you feel alert and refreshed.The inversion table is therefore very useful in our lives as it will help us in countless ways. It’s efficient and time saving too.