Use a VELA chair when living with COPD at home

When it comes to living with COPD at home, a VELA chair has two purposes. You can use it to regain lost skills such as cooking, personal hygiene, or you can use it for something else entirely.

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You can also use the VELA chair to improve muscle strength, balance and endurance. In addition, when you have a disability living with COPD, there is often a need for rehabilitation and training at home – and a VELA chair can be a good tool in this respect.

People with COPD have reduced endurance and often suffer from shortness of breath between activities. A VELA chair means that there is always an opportunity to relax a bit and regain your energy between activities.

A VELA chair is especially suitable for COPD and pulmonary (lungs and blood flow) rehabilitation because it has different functions. It offers: 

supportive armrests that can facilitate breathing

security when moving

adjustment of the seat height

adjustable, supportive backrest

smooth-running wheels

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Use a VELA chair for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

VELA mobility chairs have several different functions that can help with rehabilitation. For example, as you move around the home, you can train your legs by pulling yourself forward or pushing yourself backwards while sitting in the chair – this strengthens the muscles in both legs and body. 

The chair can be used for impaired gait function and can help you vacuum or cook by yourself. 

In addition, it is beneficial to have a chair where the backrest can be adjusted when having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It means you can rest between activities and relieve your body when you get tired and need a short break. 

Choose a chair with a high backrest if you want a more reclined position. A high backrest can provide good support and help to facilitate breathing, which can be especially challenging for people living with COPD at home.

Improve your breathing with cycle training

If you cannot use a regular exercise bike, it may be worth considering a Manuped. A Manuped is an exercise bike that you can use while sitting on a chair. A VELA chair is optimal for that purpose.

The chair allows you to work on your breathing and train the muscles in your legs, which helps to encourage mobility in the body and is particularly suitable for people with lung disease.

In connection with living with COPD at home, you can take your training exercises from the rehabilitation centre home with you. VELA chairs are excellent COPD aids for training exercises. E.g. you can include exercise while cooking in the kitchen or do standing exercises while ironing.

It can also include walking the chair around from room to room, strengthening the muscles in your legs and helps with better circulation.

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Adjust the armrest – and breathe better

One of the biggest challenges that people with COPD experience in everyday life is difficulty breathing. Decreased lung capacity and decreased muscle strength in the respiratory muscles make it difficult to maintain good breathing when you live with COPD at home, and that is one of the main reasons for having armrests on your chair.

VELA chairs have armrests on which can be very beneficial to support the arms when breathing difficulties occur. Your arms then have a fixed place, which makes it easier to keep your upper body in a good upright position so you can breathe more easily.

In addition, it is helpful to have the armrests to hold on to if you start to cough or if you need to clear mucus from your airways.

Get help standing up with COPD chairs from VELA

VELA chairs can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button because of the electric seat lift. In that way, the chair can help you from sit to stand with the electric lift, safely and calmly without exerting yourself. It can also help you when, for example, you need to move from your bed to a chair.

The chair helps you, so you do not need to use as much strength. People living with COPD at home often have reduced muscle strength in their legs, so the chair’s electric seat lift can be a good aid in daily life.

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Live your life with a VELA chair for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

There are many good things you can do for yourself if you have COPD. An active life is an essential element of your rehabilitation, and your body, therefore, needs good conditions to keep your musculoskeletal system going. A chair from VELA can support you in your biggest challenges, living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

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