[AI] How can we do aerobic exercise ?

muffi mufshi at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 20 16:19:43 EDT 2008


very viable concerns.
i would have these concerns too. only that i overcame them mostly because i 
am good with mapping an indoor surrounding than an outdoor environment. the 
register is not even a hurdle. just shrug it off by not signing it at all. 
how does it matter if the people at the gym know u went to gym or not. you 
would be paying a lump sum for a fixed period anyway.

most gyms have trainers on the floor and that should be good assistance to 
get you to know your equipment. most machines at gyms are bulky and 
therefore seldom moved once installed in a particular spot. they wont keep 
shifting these and so these machines actually become a reference point to 
which you can relate in order to plan your movements. then there are other 
smaller objects on the floor which wont harm you much. just treat them as 
little objects lying around at home or any place you have to get accustomed 
to being around for lengths of time. wouldnt we get used to knifes and forks 
and pointed and hot items in our kitchen? in the same way, more or less, the 
knowledge of what is expected to crop up in spaces within the gym floor will 
keep you expecting what you must tackle as you go through your routine

try it! its an exciting activity to conduct.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roopakshi Pathania" <r_akshi_tgk at yahoo.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] How can we do aerobic exercise ?


> 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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