Being comfortable when we rest is something that we largely take for granted when we’re young. We don’t really think about it. But research shows that nearly 5 million people aged 65 and over in the UK are in some degree of pain or discomfort. It affects quality of life and happiness levels for the suffer as well as all those who care for them.
As we grow older and more infirm, it can become increasingly difficult to find a position that allows us to feel comfy, or even relaxed while sitting. Often, the mere act of moving between standing and sitting – and the reverse – is beyond us. And yet, as age creeps with its attendant infirmities, we find ourselves sitting more and more. Finding ways to overcome this catch-22 situation can be essential for a happier later life.