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Is it true that a rocking chair is good for the health?

There have been studies that say that a lot of health benefits can be derived from the lowly rocking chair.  Aside from it's a great way to relax on a lazy day, the rocking chair an also have therapeutic effects.  Here are some:

Because rocking motion helps release endorphins, which aids in reducing anxiety, seating on a rocking chair can be beneficial to mid-stage dementia or Alzheimer's disease patients.

Rocking helps these patients calm down and soothe them from their pains. No wonder granpa and grammy love to spend time on the rocking chair!

Not only the elderly can benefit from the wonders of the rocking chair.  Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are found by specialists to be able to focus better when on a rocking chair. The rocking motion satisfies the child's need to keep moving and help him can concentrate better.

Suffering from arthritis? Sit on the chair and rock away for about an hour.  It is said to  fastens recovery in arthritic patients by improving the flexibility of the knees and strengthening muscles around the knees.

Soothe that back pain by spending some time on the rocker. If you are suffering from pain due to a bulging disc or a herniated disc, rock for 5 minutes by using only your feet and not your back. Then, for the next 5 minutes rock using only your toes and finally rock for another 5 minutes using only the heels of your feet.

If you are not leading a very active lifestyle, chances are you're going to have nasty varicose veins on your legs! So don't wait for that to happen, prevent varicose veins from forming on your legs by rocking! It will improve blood circulation due to constant movement on the chair.

Just had an operation? Sit on the rocker and recover faster! After most surgeries, patients suffer from bowel dysfunction, it has been seen that rocking helps patients resume bowel activity sooner. Rocking helps reduce pain after an abdominal hysterectomy.

Is your baby crying her heart out because of colic? Soothe her and help her relax by seating on the rocker with her! It will surely reduce crying and put the child off to sleep.

These are just some of the therapeutic benefits of rocking in a rocking chair. So start more time now with these extraordinary piece of furniture!

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