Challenges faced by bariatric patients
One of the most common challenges bariatric patients face is the strain the condition puts on the body. This can result in increased difficulty with normal activities, as well as discomfort and pain in muscles and joints. Pain can also make it challenging to move around (immobility).
That is why bariatric aids such as bariatric office chairs can be a real help, especially when it comes to being more active and moving more. Immobility can actually aggravate pain in the body.
Bariatric chairs relieve the body
When you are severely obese, your body is subjected to daily overload. That is why it can be a relief to have a chair that can take the pressure off your legs, knees and hips while you are doing something. Being constantly plagued by muscle and joint pain can be exhausting.
Bariatric chairs allow you to push/walk around while seated. This means you can be more self-reliant in everyday situations that used to be straining.
You will also have more energy for a greater number of activities, as you will not spend as much energy on each one – for example, activities such as cooking, cleaning and getting dressed. A regular bariatric office chair cannot do this.
Improved breathing with a bariatric chair
People who are severely obese typically have an increased load on the diaphragm, which can make it difficult to breathe properly.
If joints and muscles are aching simultaneously, it can also be exhausting to concentrate on good posture with room to breathe.
A bariatric chair from VELA provides support for a stable and upright sitting position, supporting the diaphragm and allowing open airways. This allows the blood to transport oxygen from the lungs more efficiently. This essentially means you will not tire as quickly.
Good conditions for comfort
As mentioned previously, there are different causes of bariatric conditions, and of course, there are differences in body types and in the distribution of muscle and fat. Therefore, a bariatric chair can be adjusted to fit the individual, providing optimal support.
In addition, our bariatric chairs have a brake and sturdy armrests, both of which offer safety and stability when you need to get up or sit down. It provides both comfort and a sense of autonomy and support.
A sturdy bariatric chair
VELA chairs come in durable, breathable and comfortable fabric. You can also choose different types of leatherette that are easier to clean.
In addition, the chairs are made to withstand constant use under heavy loads for many years, making them very durable and long-lasting.