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3 Surprising Benefits of a Reclining Chair

January 31, 2019

Visualize this: it’s been a long day and you’ve been on your feet walking all over the office going from meeting to meeting. When you do get the chance to sit, it’s in a hard-worn cushioned chair that makes you slouch at the computer, has no back support and doesn’t relieve stress. In your head, all you see is your recliner at home with its soft fabric, pillow-like cushions, and adjustable headrest. It even has seat warmers and gives you massages. You can’t wait to get home and relax in your recliner.

Recliner chairs have been around for years and are the staple in many living rooms across America. And, they’re more than just a throne in the living room or dad’s napping zone. These chairs have many medical benefits and are the foundation for building lasting family memories.

Man and baby relaxing in a recliner chair

Here are just a few of the surprising benefits of a reclining chair:

They Help Those With Mobility Concerns Sit and Stand

The first benefit of recliners is that they provide assistance for people suffering from mobility issues. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mobility issues impact 1 in 7 adults and about every 2 in 5 adults 65 and older. Suffering from these issues can be discouraging, but with a lift recliner, people can feel empowered again. With the touch of a button, your recliner can go from flat on the floor to a 35-degree angle to help lift you out of the chair and into a standing position. This provides a safer and more secure way to move without putting any undue stress on your back or joints.

They Improve Circulation & Pain Relief

Sitting or standing for long periods of time can wreak havoc on your legs and joints. Gravity affects blood flow and when your weight isn’t evenly distributed, it can cause constant pain and swollen, stiff joints. A natural remedy for these ailments is relaxing in a reclined position.

When you have surgery or a broken leg, the common phrase is “have your feet elevated above your heart” to improve blood circulation and this can easily be done in a recliner. All you need to do is sit down, pull a lever or push a button, and have the chair lay you back. When your legs are elevated, you’re getting the support you need for your neck and back and your weight is evenly distributed. Some recliners even include massage, which will help tired muscles and calm stressed nerves.

They Relieve Stress

Lastly, the ultimate benefit from having a recliner is the way it reduces stress. There are three different types of stress, emotional, mental and physical, and each one affects the body and causes significant tension. Your body needs relief from these stressors, which is where recliners come in. Recliners can be custom made to include a massage component, heated seats, cup holders for your favorite beverage, and remote controls that help you reach the position your body needs. No matter what’s ailing your body, there’s a recliner to fit your needs.

Dog relaxing in a recliner

Recliners have been around for ages because of their many health and wellness benefits. No longer are they just seen as “dad’s chair.” Today, recliners are modern, sleek, can fit in any home, and help provide a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Whether you’re simply looking for a chair you can melt into at the end of the day, or need something to improve your circulation, take a look at Southern Motion’s recliners that fit all of your furniture needs.

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