If we told you that relaxing in a comfortable, appealing lift chair would benefit your heart, would you believe us? Hint: It has to do with your blood flow. So, in honor of Heart Health Month, we wanted to give you some information on how you can benefit your heart health in the comfort of your own home with a top-of-the-line lift chair. Continue reading to learn more.
Lift Chairs and Your Heart
Lift chairs are a popular choice among those who have heart conditions, edema, or arthritis issues as the user is more easily able to move their body into positions that are the best for them. Many lift chairs provide you with a position that helps relieve physical stress on your body by helping soothe sore joints and muscles. Lift chairs also provide you with a position that places your legs and feet slightly above your heart to help reduce swelling and increase blood circulation. Relaxing and increasing blood flow – it’s a win-win!
Benefits of Your Feet Positioned Above Your Heart
With a lift chair, you can have your feet positioned above your heart which poses many benefits to your health, including your heart health. Make sure you are putting your feet up in intervals of at least 20-30 minutes to reap the most benefits. Some of the benefits include:
- Reduces swelling: Lack of elevation means gravity is in constant effect, causing a buildup of swelling in your legs and feet. Use gravity to your advantage by elevating your feet to reduce swelling.
- Pressure relief: Standing for extended periods of time puts pressure on your veins, oftentimes causing pain in the legs and feet. Elevating your legs takes the pressure off and gives your veins a break.
- Better blood flow: When you are standing or sitting with your legs on the floor, your veins are working extra hard to pump blood back to your heart. By kicking your feet up above your heart, you can make blood flow more natural and reduce the risk of overworking your veins.
- Relieving muscle tension: Tiredness and soreness in the lower body can be relieved by simply elevating your legs a few times a day. This can drain the tension from your legs, hips, and feet and relieve some of your pain.
Now that you know just how beneficial lift chairs can be for your heart, what’s stopping you from getting one? Feel free to visit our website to view our options or contact us with any questions that you may have. We look forward to helping you stay comfortable and healthy for years to come.
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