Updated: Aug 17
More Aussies are investing in mobility aids and recliner chairs but are they worthwhile or simply a mancave necessity?
In this post, we explain why a mobility lift recliner chair from Superior Lifestyle is your next best health investment.
Written by Sid, Sleep Specialist, 12 August 2020
I know I'm not the only one who is prone to sleeping in the movies or in front of the TV.
If you're vertically challenged, you might even find you can get comfortable sleeping on a plane.
For the rest of us, economy class is simply a brutal reminder of how much difference a couple of inches could make.
If you've ever wondered why reclining your car seat or laying in a hamock is so comfortable, keep reading.
Does sleeping flat do more damage than good?
For centuries, it has made sense to lie down flat and fall asleep.
Not only does this help to slow down our heart rate, it also allows our spines to decompress after a long day of twists and turns.
Our ancestors did not have the luxury of sleeping in a mobility lift recliner chair... but if they did, we can't help but wonder, would there be less barriers to getting a quality night's sleep?
Barriers like, for example, sleep apnoea, gastric reflux and sciatica: all health issues commonly resolved by repositioning the body.
Whether or not flat beds are to blame, it's no secret that back problems are having a colossal impact on our productivity.
"Low back pain is the leading cause of disability globally – with more than 540 million people affected by activity-limiting low back pain at any one time," (Monash University, 2018).
According to a study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2018, around 16% of the population suffer from varying degrees of back pain.
That equates to roughly 4 million Australians, who have been estimated by Monash University to spend $4.8 billion a year on managing the side effects of static posture.
These statistics illustrate the importance of preventative measures that promote good posture all day and all night.
Measures like, for example, our adjustable beds, pressure relieving mattresses and mobility lift recliner chairs, which are all Class IA Medical Devices listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (#307512).
Band-aid solutions like paracetamol or aggravating massages, ought to be replaced with investments on your money.
When you consider that 80% of us will suffer from some form of back pain during our lifetime, the benefits of a Superior Mobility Chair become glaringly obvious.
But before we get into the nitty gritty, let's take a trip to the moon 🚀🌖 to better understand the human body.
What is "Zero Gravity" anyway?
In order to land on the moon, NASA's Space Engineers and Scientists had to research a substantial volume of the human body.
One of their critical discoveries was the body's natural position in an environment with zero gravity, which effectively eliminates unnecessary strain on our bones, muscles and organs.
The findings of this research have continued to inform engineers in multiple disciplines from automobiles and airplanes to office chairs and bed bases.
It can be reduced to a simple equation:
With this understanding, we can now explain the multitude of benefits from positional pain relief provided by Superior Mobility Chairs, during work, sleep and moments of self-care.
Relieve body aches and pains
If you picture your average daily routine, you'll probably find that you spend most of your day slouched infront of a computer or hunched over paperwork at your desk.
You might spend another two hours or more watching television on the lounge, or driving to and from work.
When we build such a routine, it is common for our spines to fall out of alignment.
This places immense pressure on other bones, muscles and organs to support our weight.
By lowering our upper body and elevating our legs, we can alter the direction of pressure on our bodies and effectively distribute our mass.
Our vertebrae are also afforded greater space to open and relax. In doing so, it encourages a neutral posture, eliminating any potential for muscle tension, stiffness or numbness.
Put simply, our Superior Mobility Chairs help to create an ergonomic environment that is conducive to deep sleep, productivity and leisure.
Improve your mobility and independence
All too often, our customers tell us about the difficulty they experience trying to walk after being seated in one position.
This is easily explained – being static and stiff for extended periods of time contributes to muscle stiffness and numbness. Not to mention, it can be quite embarrassing and a shot to our dignity having to depend on others.
flat or partial recline,
flat leg elevation,
full body vibration therapy, and
lift up assist.
Collectively, these features have empowered thousands of Australians to target common health issues ranging from leg cramps, varicose veins and lymphedema (swollen legs) to joint fatigue, osteoarthritis and bone degeneration.
Simply turn on the thermo-heat pads, warm up your muscles and stimulate your body with a revitalising massage. In doing so, your body will engage in a light form of exercise, helping to maintain muscle tone and avoid injury.
Bolster your health and immunity
Lastly, our mobility lift recliner chairs have proven to deliver physiological and neuromuscular benefits that cannot be understated.
Supported by growing research into Whole Body Vibration (WBV), our Superior Mobility Chairs use advanced technology to encourage lymphatic drainage and bloster our immune system.
It does so by using powerful vibration waves to move white blood cells around the body.
White blood cells are known as the "cavalry" of the immune system, helping to remove debris from broken down cells and attack invading bacteria.
In some instances, the increase in oxygen-rich blood flow will also cause a dramatic spike in the Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH is known to be the key ingredient in regeneration and cell repair.
Whilst the body does a great job of removing toxins on its own, there are a variety of lifestyle factors that can prevent lymphatic drainage from happening on a regular basis.
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you ought to consider vibration therapy as an effective means for detoxing the body:
enlarged lymph nodes,
bloating or excess weight,
soreness and stiffness (especially when you first wake up), or
chronic colds or sinus infections.
In a Superior Mobility Chair, your body will thank you for the immediate pressure relief and influx of vital nutrients to different areas of the body.
Our Superior Mobility Chairs were designed for the sole purpose of relieving stress and enables this by cradling the body into a cushioned state of complete bliss and relaxation.
How can we help?
If you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety or stress, our Class IA Medical Devices listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods may offer you some genuine relief.
Coupled with thermo-heat and whole body vibration therapy, our full range of products are truly the simple solution to a better quality of life.
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