When considering a lift chair...

Written by Joe Williamsburg

What size is your room? Your lift chair is an integral part of your home and as such needs to match and fitrepparttar room of choice.

What size are you? Height, weight, width Lift chairs generally come in 4 sizes: Small-Petite Lift Chairs, Medium-Large Lift Chairs, Extra-Large & Wide Lift Chairs and Tall Lift Chairs. As a general guide, Small-Petite Lift Chairs are recommended for users 5'4" tall and below and can hold weight capacities of 300 lbs. to 325 lbs. Medium-Large Lift Chairs are recommended for users between 5'5" and 6' tall and usually have capacities of 375 lbs. Tall Lift Chairs are for users 6'1" to 6'6" tall and have weight capacities of 375 lbs. Extra-Large & Wide Lift Chairs have seat widths from 25" to 30" and capacities from 375 lbs. to 700 lbs.

How much time will you spend in your lift chair daily? Some lift chairs have softer back styles while other lift chairs have firmer back cushions. The button style back lift chairs are usually ofrepparttar 147276 firmer variety whilerepparttar 147277 pillow style back lift chairs have softer cushions.

The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease?

Written by Nicholas Webb

Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining Armor

What is so special about wine? What is it that makes it potentially more protective against coronary heart disease, and perhaps other diseases, that other forms of alcohol?

In recent years, scientists have concluded without doubt that many human diseases such as heart disease, cancer andrepparttar aging process is caused or stimulated by a ravenous group of chemicals called free radicals. These highly charged little villains prowlrepparttar 147234 body and attack healthy cell membranes through a process that is called oxidation. In this scenario, there is however a knight in shining armor that jumps torepparttar 147235 rescue and purges these ever hungry little killers. The name of our crusader is antioxidants. Without getting too technical,repparttar 147236 oxidation process in our bodies is crucial for health, without it, for instance, we would not be able to extract energy from our food. But if there are too many free radicals in our bodies this can be harmful.

Our body has its own defenses against free radicals, inrepparttar 147237 form of enzymes that are able to turnrepparttar 147238 hungry little sharks into harmless water. However, sometimes our body’s natural defense mechanisms can’t cope. Other times, external events can cause huge increases of free radicals within our bodies, such as x-rays, cigarette smoke and exposure to toxic substances. At times, this surge of free radicals can swamp our defenses and illnesses such as radiation sickness may take place.

So what does all this have to do with heart disease?

Low density lipoproteins, commonly know as “bad” LDL, can penetrate and gather againstrepparttar 147239 inner walls of our arteries, under certain conditions, forming fatty streaks and plaque. Taken alone, LDL particles aren’t so dangerous it seems, however, when attacked by free radicals they turn into dangerous and somewhat aggressive cells, capable of actually penetrating and harmingrepparttar 147240 smooth inner walls of our arteries. This process is called oxidation. Oxidized LDL is known to berepparttar 147241 culprit in stimulating atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke.

Antioxidants, asrepparttar 147242 name suggests (anti-oxidants) can help stoprepparttar 147243 oxidation process, which arerepparttar 147244 results of free radicals doing their stuff. Most antioxidant research has been carried out on vitamins (A, E, beta carotene) but quite a lot of work has also been done onrepparttar 147245 healthy benefits of red wine. While most research on red wine has been done in relation to coronary heart disease, it seems thatrepparttar 147246 benefits of wine don’t stop there.

Red wine and Coronary Heart Disease

Red wine contains a wide range of flavanoids; these arerepparttar 147247 chemicals that giverepparttar 147248 wine its particular taste and character, making one different from another. Many of these flavanoids act like antioxidants. Perhapsrepparttar 147249 forerunner of wine research was carried out by a certain Serge Renaud, who discoveredrepparttar 147250 French Paradox, which suggested that wine wasrepparttar 147251 decisive factor in protectingrepparttar 147252 people in southern France from their very high fat diets and ultimately coronary heart disease. Even if these people do eat large quantities of high fat cheese, pâté, and salami they have some ofrepparttar 147253 lowest rates of heart disease inrepparttar 147254 world.

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