MONROE, Mich. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Eat the right foods. Exercise regularly. Wear sunscreen.
Most of us know these basic components to a healthy lifestyle, but now, doctors
have some welcome advice for those who are stressed out about being healthy: take
a deep breath, head to your recliner and relax!
While nutrition and exercise remain
key components to a healthy lifestyle, doctors recognize the importance of relaxation
to reduce stress. According to a recent study* of primary care physicians:
- An overwhelming 9 in 10 doctors agree that sitting at home in a reclined
position promotes relaxation.
- The vast majority of doctors (96 percent) agree that sitting at home in a
reclining position promotes relaxation.
- On average, doctors recommend about one hour of relaxation each day, in conjunction
with other healthy behaviors, to relieve stress.
"Health consciousness has risen dramatically over the past few decades, but so have
stress levels, and many people mistakenly believe that healthy living equals busy
living," said Dr. Dave David, a board-certified physician who has been practicing
medicine for more than 30 years. "Taking time to relax and unwind each day can be
very beneficial in many ways, including lowering blood pressure and increasing emotional
and mental health. The reclining position is especially helpful because it prevents
swelling and edema, promotes good posture and eases pressure on the joints."
"It's great that physicians are recognizing the need for relaxation in our hectic
society," said Doug Collier, chief marketing officer for La-Z-Boy. "We have always
known that reclining helps people relax and relieve stress, and now it has been
confirmed by doctors around the country."
Dr. David recommends using recliners that offer total body and lumbar support as
well as varying degrees of reclining, as each person has unique support needs. La-Z-Boy recliners feature truly customizable reclining
comfort with a number of exclusive features, including: a Patented Three-Position
Legrest for a choice of locking legrest positions; a Patented
Ratcheting Mechanism that allows for 18 incremental tilt positions; Independent
Back Recline, for reclining the chair back with the legrest in the closed position;
and Patented Full-Body Recline Layout to ensure total body support at all times.
"In today's hectic world, where so many people have extremely busy schedules, it's
important to make relaxing a priority," said Dr. David. "There's no better place
to follow 'doctor's orders' than in a comfortable recliner or reclining sofa."
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