What is Hypertension?
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects approximately 16 million people in the UK. Interestingly, as many as 7 million people live with it undiagnosed. If your blood pressure is too high, it puts additional strain on your blood vessels, heart and brain. This can lead to many health complications including:
- Heart conditions- such as heart failure, heart disease and heart attacks
- Kidney Disease
- Vascular dementia
How a Mobility Chair Could Help Hypertension
As well as the obvious merits of exercise and a healthy diet, there are some simple environmental changes that you can do to help reduce the negative effects of Hypertension. While a Mobility chair cannot cure Hypertension, it can certainly go a long way to making your day to day life easier and safer. Here’s how.
Scientific studies have long shown that there is a clear link between poor posture and high blood pressure.
A well fitted mobility chair helps to improve your posture, so you are sat in the right position for your muscles and joints to be fully supported while seated.
Willowbrook mobility chairs provide support for the key areas of your body, with correctly positioned armrests to cushion your body shape at rest.
Flexible Seating Positions
Mobility chairs can help with your circulation by giving you a choice of positions to sit in. Raising your feet above the level of your hips makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
When you’re ready to stand up, the rise function will slowly raise you to your feet. This reduces the amount of pressure placed on your joints as you move from sitting to standing.
Stress can lead to high blood pressure, so it is important to avoid it where possible. If you have high blood pressure, a mobility chair can help you rest easy and achieve better comfort any time of day.
Relaxing in a comfortable recliner is a brilliant way to reduce stress, lowering your blood pressure and providing you with unrivaled levels of comfort and support. Why not enjoy a good book, or try a Mobility chair with massage for the ultimate in relaxation?
Being inactive is linked to high blood pressure; therefore exercising can really help.
If, due to a mobility problem, you struggle to exercise, trying some simple chair-based exercises could help you to keep active and improve your blood pressure at the same time.
We’ve outlined 5 fun exercises for you to try from the comfort of your mobility chair here on our recent blog.
Don’t put it off any longer. If you would like to see how a mobility chair from Willowbrook Mobility Direct could help you, call us free on 0800 854 330 to speak to one of our friendly experts today.