NASA has a secret that we found out and we want to let you in on it!
What is it that NASA knows that you don’t?
Most of us have heard the term Zero Gravity when it comes to outer space right? It’s the lifting of the force of gravity on matter that leaves the atmosphere during space travel- typically experienced by astronauts when they exit the atmosphere. But did you know there’s another basis behind the use of the term Zero Gravity? It isn’t just something to be experienced in outer space, it can be experienced in your own home!
How though you ask? Let me tell you…
Zero Gravity goes beyond the lack of force felt in space, it’s actually been implemented into an extremely comfortable and ergonomic sitting position.
The Zero Gravity Position is a position that was developed by NASA for astronauts that helps relieve stress on the body. It was designed to mimic the position they were in during launch so that the stress on the whole body was evenly distributed in order to handle all the additional force being put on their bodies at the time of taking off into space.
The zero-gravity position cradles your back and
elevates your legs above your heart and helps by:
• Relaxing and rejuvenating the spine by naturally
decompressing the vertebrae
• Elevating the legs above the heart, helping to
improve blood flow
• Helping expand lung capacity, allowing for deeper, more relaxed breathing
Chairs and beds that implement this position into their design evenly distribute stress across the body which can help reduce pain and pressure points, resulting in a better standard of rest. While sitting or standing all day the vertebrae in your spine are compressing, but when you lean back into Zero Gravity position the space in between the vertebrae is opened up and tension is able to be relieved. Because of this the pressure on the vertebral discs is lessened which results in better circulation leading to improved hydration and blood flow through the spine.
In addition to improved circulation, there will also be relief from things like edema and swelling. Sitting or laying in the Zero Gravity position is a key tool in relieving pain, pressure and swelling and is actually recommended by physicians as one of the healthiest ways to sit. To get the most out of your sleeping and sitting experience try to vouch for a great quality recliner and/or adjustable base for your bed so that you can benefit from these amazing zero gravity benefits!
Main Health Benefits of Zero Gravity
Decreased lower back pain
Relaxation of sore muscles
Improved heart health
Snoring relief (when used during sleep)
Alleviation of acid re-flux
Additional Benefits of Zero Gravity: Perfect for reading, writing, watching television, or working on your computer
How Our Store Can Help
The Ultimate Back Store is a local small business that has been around for over 25 years helping clients with their back pain relief needs. We want to help you grow your knowledge on ergonomics for your home and office so that you are able to better prevent and/or fight that agonizing back pain. We have a FREE Guide to 9 Secrets of Back Pain Relief that will help jumpstart that knowledge and would love to talk to you to help further your education on what measures you can take to keep your back healthy and happy!
If you’d like to explore some of the products we offer that implement the Zero Gravity Position you can visit our site and check out our selection of Zero Gravity Chairs and Adjustable Beds! Or feel free to leave a comment, call us, or email us with any additional questions that we could answer for you.