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Innovative New Product for Seniors - Many older people struggle to stand up from their favorite chair or couch. Tanaxis Corp. has developed a unique furniture riser called “Ezer-Up” that helps people stand up easier. By raising furniture 3 inches, sitting posture is often improved, requiring fewer muscles and less effort to stand up. A diagram shows the difference between sitting too low and sitting correctly to make standing easier. Terry Lingmann, a semi-retired engineer designed and built the Ezer-Ups to be uncommonly stable and easy to install. Ezer-Ups are unique because each riser supports two legs...
Sitting Comfortably On Your Couch or Chair With a Lumbar Pillow
Minor low back pain can be affected by how we sit and whether or not there is true lumbar support positioned where it can be beneficial.
So how do I know what size or style of lumbar pillow will work best and what type of filling will be most comfortable for me?
Because there are so many physical conditions causing back pain, every person has their own specific solution to create ideal comfort for themselves. A trial and error approach of what feels best using a variety of lumbar pillow types, would be worthwhile.
The best solution for me was a smaller, firm roll pillow positioned low to my back. Ahaaa…much better! May you find something that works well for you.
Link about the spine by Spine-health:
There is a correlation between heart health, brain health and dementia. It is important that your heart is healthy physically and emotionally so that your brain can function as well as possible.
I asked the Alzheimer's Association instructor about patient mobility and how important is it for a dementia patient to be able to stand up easily in order to move around. He said “on a scale of one to ten, that is a ten!”
An important part of patient mobility, or anyone’s mobility after sitting, has to do with the ability to stand up easily, with minimal discomfort. This is why furniture risers are great tools to help in this area.