A bariatric chair with several advantages

The causes of a bariatric condition (severe obesity) can be numerous, and unfortunately, so can the challenges. That is why at VELA, we have bariatric and heavy-duty chairs that meet some of the challenges faced by bariatric patients. 

Our bariatric chairs help you to help yourself and increase mobility – at home or the office.

Bariatric Person seated in chair for up to 300 kg cutting vegetables by the sink

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.

A bariatric chair can make a big difference

A bariatric chair with lift can help you move from a chair, sofa or bed and into a stable chair that allows for activity. 

This means it is easier to be active, as you can move around while sitting on your wheeled VELA chair. This can take the pressure off your body, leaving you with energy for other activities. 

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.

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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.

Bariatric lift chair with electric seat lift – a help in everyday life 

Our bariatric chair has an electric lift, which can help when you need to get up or sit down. The seat height can be easily adjusted to suit different activities, and the function is easy to operate. The height can be adjusted while you are seated, thus saving you a lot of effort during the day.

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. 

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This content is based on over 50 years of development and expertise in VELA Chairs, with a global reach reflected in the sale of over 500,000 chairs worldwide. This page is a collaborative effort with the author.