[AI] How can we do aerobic exercise ?

Roopakshi Pathania r_akshi_tgk at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 20 13:02:08 EDT 2008


Hi, 


I wish to know who did you approach to orient your
self with various equipments?
Going to a jym requires many activities such as
signing the register, being aware of which machines
are available, which equipment is located where, etc.
How can one overcome these obsticles? 
--- mufazal munshi <mufshi at hotmail.com> wrote:

> hello sudhir,
> no form of exercise is out of bounds for us. i
> completely disagree, as i 
> have been going to the gym for more than 6 years and
> cant fathom a life with 
> no phisical exercise. yes, cardio-vascular activity
> is a must for the body 
> and being blind does have a few shortcomings with
> regard to which form of 
> such activity one can undertake. however, the forms
> most appropriate would 
> be running, jogging and walking etc on a tread mill,
> besides which one can 
> pursue something called spinning on a stationary
> cycle, swimming, aqua 
> aerobics, vibro-training skipping and free hand
> weights exercise. several 
> forms of aerobics are quite workable as are several
> forms of power yoga. the 
> perhaps risky forms would be to jog or run on a
> sidewalk in open air 
> outdoors, marshall arts or high vigour activities
> such as fast dancing etc. 
> such exercises have a slight risk of making the
> performer dizzy with motion 
> and therefore disoriented.
> certainly, a tread mill is safe and a blind person
> just has to orient 
> himself with the controls and pace of the movement
> of the belt. also, there 
> are safety clips on many machines which can be worn
> on the person of the 
> user and while using the machine if any unfor seen
> slip happens the clip 
> will snap, stopping the tread mill immediately.
> personally, i advise that to 
> do any such activity one must go to the gym as
> opposed to trying to stay 
> home and  do it yourself. going to the gym will give
> you the advantages of 
> cross training with many more machines, all of which
> you might not afford to 
> buy and bring home. if u went to the gym you would
> be able to 
> proportionately use the facility to alternate
> between the various cross 
> training programs, have someone constantly monitor
> your progress as well as 
> your performance and your accuracy at maintaining
> your form. workouts 
> alongside with other members in itself is a
> motivator and it will keep u at 
> it.plus, just let your imagination tell you other
> social advantages you will 
> have with such a venture! smile!! might you consider
> a healthy diet? well, i 
> know it may not be a most practical suggestion with
> our given lifestyles, 
> but thoda control kar lo yaar!!
> 
> have a happy and a hazard free holi!
> 
> muffi.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sudhir R (NeSTIT)" <sudhir.r at nestgroup.net>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 11:16 AM
> 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...
> >
> > Rgds
> >
> > RS
> > M: 98 472 76 126
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