[AI] How can we do aerobic exercise ?

Dinesh Kaushal dineshkaushal at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 20 06:11:34 EDT 2008

Hey Sudhir,

I use treadmill, and in my view there is no need for a special feature in
treadmill for people with vision impairment. However some computerized
treadmills do come with emergency breaks, in my treadmill there is a safety
switch in which cord can be clipped to our clothes and the cord connects to
the safety switch. So if you slip, cord is pulled and the switch comes out,
and the machine immediately stops.

There are various switches, in one type there is a key, and as long as the
key remains in the slot, the tredmill works, and   when the key is pulled
out, the circuit breaks and machine stops. In my view key system is not good
as there are some angles for the cord to be pulled in directions when the
key may not come out.

There is another  type of switch which is made up of magnate, so from any
angle you pull the cord, it comes out.

Plus these tredmills also have a push button to stop it.

Some computerized tredmills also come with gradual increase and decrease in
speed, which also makes them safe in case by accedent you press the wrong
speed button.
Dinesh Kaushal

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Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 11:16 AM
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Subject: [AI] How can we do aerobic exercise ?

Hi folks !

With the kind permission of our beloved moderator, I would like to pose a
few, non-techy  queries to the list.

We are advised to do aerobic exercises, viz. exercises like walking,
jogging, swimming etc where the heart also exercises along with other parts
of the body, to keep our body parameters like BP, blood sugar, cholesterol
etc in check.  Being visually challenged and mobility-impaired, most of the
recommended exercises are out of bounds for me and, may be, most of us.

So, how do you people keep in shape ?  

Do any of you use tread mills ?  If so, are they safe for us ?  What
additional safety features do we have to look for while buying a TM ?  What
other alternatives are there ? (Recently, I came across a strange new
exercising machine that costs just Rs 7500 where one can lie on one's back
and keep the feet on its pedals that then move on electric power.  Pl see
morningwalker.com for more details.)

Please share your valuable experiences in remaining healthy with our
disability.  Being on the wrong side of forty and with a sedentary yet
stressful IT job, I look forward to your valuable inputs for keeping my body
and soul together. (smile)

Happy Holi and thanks...


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