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VAT Relief for Disabled: Everything you need to know

If you’re disabled or have a long-term illness, you may be entitled to VAT relief on products designed to adapt for your own personal or domestic use. In this article, we have put together a list of everything you need to know regarding your entitlement and what steps to take next.  This article aims to […]


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5 gentle exercises for seniors

When spending a lot of time at home, sitting back and relaxing can seem like an easy option. However, in this blog post, we will discuss the top 5 gentle exercises that you can do in your rise and recline chair to help keep you active at home.  Our top five gentle exercises include: Ankle […]


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Extra Wide Recliner Chairs: What are they used for?

There are many chairs to choose from, all of which are for different reasons, in some cases an extra-wide chair is needed. Our extra wide recliner chairs are purposefully made to support extra weight. Sometimes our standard chairs may not be the right fit to sit on for family members who may have various disabilities […]


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Bed aids for the elderly and disabled

Going to bed and getting sleep can be difficult. However, with the help of bed aids, getting to sleep can be made simple. There are many bed aids available on the market. In this article we take a look art some of the bed aids available on the market, which can include; bed rails, backrests […]


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Importance of staying active as you age

Regular exercise is about more than just staying in shape. There are numerous physical and mental health benefits associated with regular exercise and that shouldn’t be ignored as we age. In fact, as we get older it becomes more important in sustaining physical and mental wellbeing. Here are some of the reasons it’s important to […]


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How to maintain independence as you age

As we get older, it can become more and more difficult to complete the daily tasks that we once took for granted. This can be quite distressing, particularly to somebody who has historically been very active or independent and can lead to low moods and lower self-esteem which, in turn, can lead to depression and […]


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Fun Summer activities for the elderly

The warm weather is finally here and getting out in the sunshine can be a great mood elevator. Being out in the fresh air and getting active provide a fantastic boost to our physical and mental wellbeing. With that in mind, here are some ideas for Summer activities which will get you out of the […]


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Hobbies for the elderly

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying life. In fact, many people use it as an excuse to discover new activities they had never considered before. If you’re concerned that old age is making you less active, here are some ways you can keep yourself entertained as well as engage with the local […]


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How sleep changes as you age

There’s a common misconception that as we get older, we need fewer hours’ sleep each night. In truth, the amount of sleep we need stays fairly consistent throughout our lives. What does change with age, however, is the quality of sleep we are able to achieve. This can have a knock on effect to our […]


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Difficulties getting off your chair

The ability to stand comfortably and safely is essential to maintaining independence, and something we all take for granted throughout our lives. However, as we age and muscle strength and joints deteriorate, this task can become more and more difficult.  To compensate for muscle weakness, people will often instinctively reach for something to grab in […]


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Effects of lack of sleep on work performance

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our mental and physical wellbeing. It is important to get a restful night’s sleep in order to recover and repair our body and mind, as well as being refreshed in order to face the day ahead. A poor night’s sleep can have lasting consequences. In the long […]


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Why occupational therapy is important

Occupational therapy is important for those who require additional help with their day-to-day activities. Whether the help is required due to a physical disability or a lack of motor skills, Occupational Therapists (OT’s) work with people in a variety of settings and cater their wide range of skills to meet the patient’s needs.  When working […]


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Can you use any mattress with an Adjustable Bed?

Whether you are experiencing mobility issues, suffering from back or joint pain or just struggle to find a comfortable position in which to sleep at night, an electric adjustable bed can be a huge help. If you’re looking at buying an adjustable bed, you may be able to use your existing mattress, which could save […]


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Everything you need to know about Adjustable Beds

If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, or if you suffer from an ailment which causes you discomfort at night, an electric adjustable bed is an excellent way to gain some much-needed relief. But there are many adjustable beds available on the market, so where do you start when it comes to […]


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Are Memory Foam Mattresses Good For Your Back?

There are many factors that can contribute to back pain and an uncomfortable mattress is one of them. It is essential to get the right mattress for your body type, especially if you suffer from back pain. Every individual is different and so is every mattress type. We all sleep in our very own positions […]


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Are adjustable beds good for the elderly

It is pretty well known that as we age our bodies crave more rest in order to restore and repair.  This is why the comfort of your bed and mattress is so important when it comes to the type of sleep you are able to achieve at night. With adjustable beds, you have a variety […]


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How to Choose the Right Living Room Furniture

Your living room is one of the most important rooms in your home. This is where you relax in the evenings, spend time with your family and entertain visitors. So it’s important that, for you to make the most of your living space, you choose the right furniture for the room. As well as being […]


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Sleeping Tips for the Elderly

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to our health. In the short term, interrupted sleep can make us irritable and make it difficult to concentrate. However, in the long term, it can lead to serious medical problems as well as making recovery from illness or injury take longer. As we get older, sleeplessness starts […]


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Best chairs for people with limited mobility

Those with mobility issues typically spend the majority of their time sitting – making the need for maximum comfort more important. In this article we are covering the factors you should keep in mind when finding the perfect chair for those with additional mobility needs. The chair’s dimensions When considering a chair for someone with […]


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Top tips to get yourself out of bed with ease

Getting out of bed in the morning can be hard enough when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep, however, compounded with mobility problems, it can actually seem like an impossible task. As we age, we lose strength in our bones and joints, meaning we’re particularly susceptible to the exact mobility problems that would keep us […]


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Walking for health

It’s National Walking Month so what better time than now to get active? Walking is one of the most common exercises – it’s free, easy, and comes with a host of health benefits. But many people neglect walking as much as they should. It isn’t just walking that is beneficial. A brisk walk is what […]


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The Best Type of Mattress for Side Sleepers

We all have our own unique sleeping style, developed over years of trial and error. And just as no two sleeping positions are the same, no two mattresses are the same either. Believe it or not, not every mattress you find will be the right mattress to suit your sleeping style, particularly, if you’re somebody […]


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How to Choose the Right Armchair for Maximum Comfort

Finding the right chair for your home can be a tricky business. Firstly, you have to find a chair that is comfortable to sit in, and not all chairs were created equal. Then, you have to find a chair that matches your living space, which is again, no easy task. At Rise and Recline UK […]


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What to consider when choosing a chair for the elderly

As we age, our mobility decreases; as a result, comfort will become a higher priority. Therefore, you must pay more attention to your elderly relatives’ needs. In no way shape or form is it healthy or acceptable for the elderly to sit slumped in their chairs. The poor posture of leaning to one side can […]


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How riser recliner chairs work

Electric riser recliner chairs are perfect for all ages. They have a structured system that sets them apart from ordinary reclining chairs. With a wider range of motion, rise and reclining chairs work with a rise and recline action within the chair – thus helping people to sit and stand up from their chair effortlessly. […]


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How to relax your mind before bedtime

We all know the effects of not getting a good night’s sleep. It makes us slow and unresponsive and impacts negatively on our mood. However, poor sleep over long periods of time can have long term health implications. This includes weight gain, diabetes and mental health issues. If you are experiencing consistent sleeplessness, we advise […]


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5 ways to improve your sitting posture

As we find ourselves sitting for longer periods of time, whether hunched over a laptop, or in front of the television on a Sunday afternoon, it is becoming more and more important that we remain mindful of our posture. While a certain sitting position may feel comfortable at the time, poor posture can lead to […]


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How to wake up early in the morning

Having the ability to wake up early comes with many benefits. By getting up earlier, you’re freeing up more time in the day, which allows you to organise and prepare for what you have planned. Not only will you have more time in the morning to get all of your chores out of the way, […]


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How to get a good night sleep

Achieving the right amount of sleep at night is important for maintaining a balanced lifestyle and wellbeing. Those who are unable to complete the recommended amount of sleep typically face negative complications like sleep deprivation and low moods. Pay attention to how you feel when you wake up. If you experience any aches and pains […]


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Made in Britain: Promote British furniture

Rise & Recline Ltd is a British furniture manufacturer. Established in 2001, we have been at the pinnacle of British manufacturing. From riser recliner chairs to adjustable beds, our range of bespoke mobility products are designed and handcrafted by local people in our Nottingham facility. Our support of British-made furniture has never wavered since 2001. […]


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The negative effects of sleeping on an uncomfortable bed

If you are finding it difficult to fall asleep and it isn’t because of personal issues or stress, your mattress may be the main culprit. For many of us, cosying up in our beds and watching late night television or Netflix is considered one of the best things to do.  Better still, some of us […]


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Signs it’s time to replace your mattress

Mattresses are often taken for granted considering how much they contribute to our overall wellbeing. We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep, but the benefits to our wellness go beyond increased energy throughout the day. Your body copes better with both physical and mental stresses when you’re getting restful […]


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The benefits of day chairs

Buying new pieces of furniture can seem difficult, especially when you are unaware of what your desired requirements are for the perfect chair. As comfort is at the top of the priority list for the majority of us, discovering what actually defines comfort can differ from person to person.  As there are many benefits that […]


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Side, back, or stomach: which sleeping position is best?

Getting the right amount of sleep is important for your wellbeing. Typically, most of us require around 8 hours of sleep at night in order to get through the day. Not getting a sufficient amount of sleep can affect our moods and productivity. However, the positions you sleep in can affect the quality of your […]


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How to keep warm during winter nights

For you to be able to achieve a great night sleep and stay warm during the winter period, it is essential that you make a few adjustments to your daily routine. This is extremely important as you get older because your body is less likely to react to the cold conditions efficiently. Therefore, we want […]


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4 Ways to stay stress-free in 2019

In today’s society, we are constantly on the move. The frequent activity and pressure present in our day to day life can contribute to our stress levels. Whether you are suffering from health complications or are constantly on your feet, taking a break to allow your body and mind to relax is vital. To help […]


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How to adapt a home for the elderly

As we age we begin to lose mobility and balance, its common to experience difficulty in manoeuvring about our homes. Even simple tasks like sitting down and standing up become a struggle. As an increasing number of elderly people electing to stay at home instead of moving into a retirement home, mobility becomes of greater […]


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Additional features of a recliner sofa

Investing in a recliner sofa comes with a plethora of benefits. By taking the pressure off of your back as you relax, physical health is improved and stress is relieved. In order to enhance your sitting experience, you can add a range of additional features to your sofa. As each add-on provides you with a specific […]


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Purchasing a rise and recline chair for Christmas

The gift of a Rise & Recline chair for Christmas is a gift for a lifetime. We manufacture gorgeous handcrafted chairs to suit the individual needs of each valued customer. A Rise & Recline chair is an investment in your health and well being and we treat it as such. Going the extra mile to […]


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How adjustable furniture benefits those in care homes

As we age, our mobility begins to deteriorate and can cause discomfort when sitting and laying down on regular chairs and beds. In care homes, it is vital there is tailor-made furniture that suits the different needs of patients. If not then they are led to be sitting in a painful chair for prolonged periods […]


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