A rise-and-recline chair lets you sit down and stand up without placing too much pressure on your joints or demanding too much effort, and you can enhance their benefits by adding a high leg lift function.
Here are just five great reasons to do so.
- Reduce Swelling
Elevating the legs is extremely important for those who spend lots of time sitting down. This is due to the tendency for fluid to collect in the extremities – the lower legs and feet, so far from the heart and so affected by gravity are particularly at risk, especially if you suffer from low blood pressure. If stagnant fluids build up, you need to get them moving. Elevating the legs can do just that.
- Promote Circulation
One of the reasons elevating your legs feels so good is being able to feel the blood flow into your muscles. Healthy blood flow removes waste materials while delivering oxygen and vital minerals and nutrients. Adding a high leg lift function will get the blood pumping through your legs more effectively.
- Avoid Varicose Veins
Nobody likes the idea of developing varicose veins, so it makes sense to do everything you can to work against them. There are several causes, but what it mostly comes down to is excessive pressure on the leg veins. This is what causes the spidery appearance, and you can help your legs heel after taking that pressure all day by raising them up.
If you suffer from mobility problems, you may spend plenty of time in your chair. The ability to raise up your legs presents an opportunity to stretch muscles and joints without actually having to get up and move around.
Whether you spend hours sitting in your rise-and-recline chair or simply like to get into it at the end of a long day, you’ll appreciate the added comfort afforded by a high leg lift function. Our legs and feet usually either hold us up or remain close to the ground; as you raise them, you’ll immediately notice yourself becoming more relaxed, and that alone can make a high leg lift chair well worth the cost.