More commonly associated with the 1960s, the bean bag chair is making a comeback, and not just in kids’ rooms.
Why are beanbag chairs so popular? For one thing, they are more affordable than the average chair, and as millennials reach their 20s and 30s, they are all too happy to bring this piece of their childhood into the home at a lower price. They have also boomed in popularity due to their eco-friendly nature. After all, they are not made from wood. So their structure of them does not play a part in deforestation, which, once again, is a concern for many millennials.
What you may not be aware of are the other benefits of bean bag chairs, such as the health advantages that they can provide. Interested to learn more? Read on!
How exactly does a bean bag chair correct posture? Well, the more modern options are not filled with beads. They are filled with shredded memory foam. This supports your body when you sit down. Thus, helping to correct your posture. A giant bean bag chair can also add support to your legs and knees, which will help you keep your legs straighter when out walking. The result? Correct posture!
Strengthen Back Muscles
When you are sitting up, your back muscles support you. But with hardback chairs and furniture, these can become weakened as they do not have to hold you up.
Bean bag chairs help you build back muscle. By not offering your back hard support, the muscles have to strengthen and will therefore become more toned, reducing the likelihood of you slipping a disc or developing sciatica, which is something that is best avoided!
Stress is on the rise around the world, with more people than ever developing and reporting mental health issues related to this common complaint.
While a bean bag chair cannot alleviate woes of this nature, it can help to reduce stress. How? By sitting in a bean bag chair, your body is immediately supported. If the chair is large enough, your entire body is supported, giving a feeling of weightlessness, which helps to alleviate pressure on your joints and allows you to feel more relaxed. Thus, reducing the stressors of everyday life.
Plus, you can jump onto a bean bag chair! That’s a lot of fun!
This is linked to the back and shoulder muscles. If they become tense due to stress or poor posture, the end result is a tension headache.
As mentioned before, bean bag chairs help to develop these muscles gradually. So, when you sit in a bean bag chair for a few hours each day, you will likely start to notice a reduction in tension headaches, as well as migraines, which, once again, is generally a good thing!
Beanbag chairs can help people who suffer from chronic pain. They do not require you to sit in any given position and can alleviate stress on the joints or areas that are sore while also slowly building muscle, which can help to strengthen weaker joints.