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Zero Gravity Recliners Health Benefits
Zero Gravity Recliners help relieve back pressure and lower body pressure that you experience while seated in an upright position. The spine will decompress when your lower legs are extended above your heart. This tilted position has several health benefits including:
The Origin of Zero Gravity Recliners can be traced to Nasa's Space-Age Technology.
- Reducing pressure on your spine and lower back
- Reducing stress on your heart
- Helps to relieve muscle tension
- Helps to expand your lung capacity so you can breathe deeper and clearer
- Increases circulation and boosts your blood's oxygen levels
NASA developed the idea of using a zero gravity position from the experiences of astronauts who spent many hours while in orbit. During take-off, astronauts recline with their feet raised higher than their hearts. This zero gravity position reduces the amount of gravitational force exerted by the extreme acceleration it takes to achieve orbit. When you are in an upright standing or sitting position, gravity places pressure on your spine causing discs to compress and the back muscles to tighten to maintain balance. When you are suffering from back pain, this can be extremely uncomfortable. By neutralizing the effects of gravity, your back muscles can rest and your discs can return to their usual normal size and shape. Because of the effects of gravity, this explains why you are taller in the morning than you are at the end of your day. Overnight while sleeping, your back's spinal discs are relieved of the pressures of gravity and the weight of your body.
The Two Primary Health Benefits of Zero Gravity Recliner Chairs
The back's spinal discs have unique viscoelastic properties which compress when weight is added and expand when the weight of your body is removed. Conventionally known as 'Spinal loading', studies have shown that normal daily activities will cause shrinkage in your stature, sometimes up to nearly 1/2-inch a day. This promotes feeding and supplying nutrition to your body's discs via a transfer of spinal fluid in and out of the discs. As spinal discs are not connected to your blood supply, the osmosis and diffusion generated from this 'Spinal Loading and Unloading' helps to maintain your back's overall health.
Since degenerative spinal changes occur at a young age in western societies and these changes occur only at older ages in primitive societies, it's quite likely that you may need more spinal unloading and/or exercise to maintain a healthy back. Loads on your lumbar spine are reduced in neutral lumbar postures such as the zero gravity position. This position can be defined as being near the mid-point of the available range-of-motion in that body location. The other zero gravity chairs available from Comfortchannel.com include the Massagenius chair.
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