15 April 2024

Wellbeing: More Than Just Physical Growth

Being able to stand can provide benefits for mental wellbeing as well as physical growth. Read more about how an EasyStand aid can improve your mental wellbeing.

Standing is something that most of us take for granted. It’s not until we lose that ability – or meet someone who has – that we begin to understand just how important it is.

Much has already been written about the physical impact of standing and how it can improve our health. For example, standing frequently can help lessen the risk of contracting conditions like osteoporosis, and for patients undergoing rehabilitation following surgery, regaining the ability to stand can have a transformative impact on their journey to making a full recovery.

But what about the mental impact of standing? As awareness around mental health issues continues to rise and more research is carried out, a clear link is emerging between standing and improved mental health. As it turns out, standing frequently won’t just impact your physical wellbeing – it can boost your mental wellbeing too.

That’s exactly what we’re going to be focusing on in this blog. Below, we’ll run through the key mental health benefits that standing aids can provide.

Improved independence

The use of a standing frame, for adults and children, can add a whole new element of independence to daily life.

Being able to stand allows you to complete additional tasks that you simply couldn’t do otherwise, giving you a greater sense of independence and making you feel more in control of your life. EasyStand products are built with this in mind; the optional Pow’r Up Lift system raises the user into the standing position at the touch of a button, reducing the need for a carer to intervene.

A more positive outlook

With an improved level of independence comes a brighter, more positive outlook. With fewer limitations and restrictions imposed on daily life, everything begins to look up. New possibilities emerge, and each day can be more varied and engaging, reducing your likelihood of experiencing depression and anxiety.

More variation in each day

Being able to stand with the aid of a frame opens up a world of new possibilities. Not only does it allow you to stretch your muscles and move around a little – helping your physical wellbeing – it allows you to partake in different activities and regain a sense of normality. Over time, as your muscle strength and flexibility increases, you’ll gain confidence and begin to take more advantage of your newfound freedom, making each day a little more interesting and varied.

More engaging social interactions

When you’re restricted to sitting and aren’t able to move around on your own, social situations can feel isolating and limiting. Standing gives you the freedom to connect more closely with those around you, placing you at eye level with your friends and family as they enter and walk around the room. It may sound like a small detail, but connecting more deeply with those around you can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing. You’ll feel more involved in each conversation, more confident to share your perspective and let your personality shine through.

Boosted self-esteem

All of the points above lead us nicely onto this one: improved self-esteem. As you gain more independence, change up your daily routine and begin to enjoy social interactions more, your self-esteem will continue to grow. No matter your age or circumstances, standing can only boost your self-esteem, allowing you to live your life the way you want to.

Explore the EasyStand range today

EasyStand leads the way when it comes to standing aids and frames, incorporating the latest technology to make standing accessible for all. With a wide range of sizes, options and accessories available, the Strapstand and Evolv are the most versatile and reconfigurable options on the market, making them ideal for users of all ages.

All of our products are designed with independence and mental wellbeing as a primary consideration. That’s why we offer systems like the optional Pow’r Up Lift, making standing a far more comfortable and efficient process than you’d otherwise experience using a hoist.

Want to discover more about our range, or learn more about the benefits each product can offer? Speak to our team of experts today.