They have multi-action, tilt-in-space, backrest recline, most considerable elevation and rise to stand. They have unique, independent, strengthened scissor technology allowing leg rest elevation to support a capacity of 40st. The Cura Attollo XXL lift chair doubles as a pressure relief chair, redistributing body weight over a larger surface area to minimise stress on pressure points. It has interchangeable backrest support and patented adjustable seat depth and width options. These bespoke, made-to-measure chairs are fully customisable and available in various fabrics and colours to accommodate all bariatric users’ needs.
What causes obesity?
The energy value of food is measured in units called calories. The average physically active man needs about 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight, and the average physically active woman needs about 2,000 calories a day. This amount of calories may sound high, but it can be easy to reach if you eat certain types of food. For example, eating a large takeaway hamburger, fries and a milkshake can total 1,500 calories – and that’s just 1 meal. For more information, read our guide to understanding calories.
Another problem is that many people are not physically active, so lots of the calories they consume end up being stored in their bodies as fat.
Obesity does not happen overnight. It develops gradually over time, as a result of poor diet and lifestyle choices, such as:
- eating large amounts of processed or fast food – that’s high in fat and sugar
- drinking too much alcohol – alcohol contains a lot of calories, and people who drink heavily are often overweight
- eating out a lot – you may be tempted to also have a starter or dessert in a restaurant, and the food can be higher in fat and sugar
- eating larger portions than you need – you may be encouraged to eat too much if your friends or relatives are also eating large portions
- drinking too many sugary drinks – including soft drinks and fruit juice
- comfort eating – if you have low self-esteem or feel depressed, you may eat to make yourself feel better
Unhealthy eating habits tend to run in families. You may learn bad eating habits from your parents when you’re young and continue them into adulthood.
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