For most people living in contemporary times, chairs are something we take for granted. No one can remember a time when chairs were not existent in one form or another. Sure there might be those who could not afford chairs or did not wish to have the same. However, there it goes without saying that chairs were a great invention for the common man and are here to stay.
The outdoor rocking chair is an interesting sub-category which is commonly used by retired citizens and those who spend most of their time in and around their homes. Be it gently rocking to the tunes of an old melody or swaying to the memories of a younger age, these chairs are versatile, they serve many purposes.
Neurological Benefit: Not a lot of people know this, but using rocking chairs outside your house has many positive medical effects. For example, the rocking movement is scientifically proven to stimulate secretion of a range of hormones in the brain which ameliorate and improve memory and thinking capacities. Particularly at an older age, this effect is all the more significant and helps ward off diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia to which the aged are prone.
Physiological Benefit: One of the leading illnesses that many people in the elder age bracket face is arthritis. And would you believe it, a rocking chair can cure as well as help fight off the same. Studies have shown that regular rocking on such chairs strengthen the muscles around the knees and help repair the bone density. They also have superb positive effects on varicose veins and simulate the effect of exercise and jogging. All in all, these chairs are a wonder for the physical and mental health of humans.