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Handicap Exercise Equipment
- An exercise equipment is any equipment used for physical exercise.
- Fitness gear or clothing — for example ‘stability ball’.
- disable: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
- A disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf, horse racing, and competitive sailing in order to make the chances more equal
- A condition that markedly restricts a person's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially
- A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult
- disability: the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
- advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
handicap exercise equipment – Paradigm 7101
Exercise your legs while sitting at a computer, watching TV, or just relaxing in a chair with the Paradigm ACTIVcycle, which can also be placed on top of a desk or table for arm and shoulder exercises. Exercising using the ACTIVcycle promotes blood circulation, improves balance, and strengthens muscles. It comes pre-assembled and is ready to use out of the box. The ACTIVcycle has an adjustable speed motor that offers a low impact workout that’s easy on the joints, and it can also be used without the motor for greater resistance. The foot pedals have an adjustable foot strap and are easy on and off. Other features include a multi-function LCD that displays distance, time, calories and speed, built-in carry handles, and a non-skid floor mat. It measures 16 by 16 by 13 inches (WxLxH) and weighs 12.5 pounds. The ACTIVcycle is backed by a 1-year warranty.
Benefits of in-chair fitness:
Low impact, easy on the joints
Promotes blood circulation
Saves time and space
Improves movement and balance
Warms up muscles
Controlled range of motion to prevent muscle strain
Seated position exercise to unload your body weight
Motor assisted cycle for effortless movement
UNHCR News Story: Q&A: UN Volunteer helps needy Libyan Berbers in Tunisian camp
UNHCR / H. Caux / May 16, 2011
Q&A: UN Volunteer helps needy Libyan Berbers in Tunisian camp
REMADA CAMP, Tunisia, May 23 (UNHCR) – Patricia Eckhoff was born in Ecuador of mixed parentage, but the 33-year-old was brought up in Germany. After finishing her studies in Germany, she returned to the land of her birth to help the needy and ended up joining UNHCR as a national staff member. She worked with Colombian refugees in the northern province of Imbabura before heading to Madrid to study for a Masters degree in Latin American studies. Eckhoff then joined the UN Volunteers and was assigned to work with the UN refugee agency in the northern Colombian port and coastal resort of Baranquilla. She was asked to join the UNHCR emergency team in Tunisia earlier this year and now works as a proetction assistant in Remada camp, helping ethnic Berbers who have fled fighting in Libya’s Western Mountains. Eckhoff talked recently about her work with Senior External Relations Officer Helene Caux. Excerpts from the interview.
Tell us about Remada camp
It opened on April 11th and I arrived there on May 5th. It is currently hosting more than 700 Libyan refugees, mostly women and children. They are ethnic Berbers and come from either Nalhut or Zintan, two small cities close to the Tunisian border which have been under government attack for several weeks.
Men have driven their wives, children and old folks to the Dehiba border crossing before returning to defend their homes. While many of the Libyans were able to find Tunisian families to host them, others had nowhere to go and ended up in the camp. It is the first time I have worked in a refugee camp.
What do you do in the camp?
I am officially a field protection officer, which means doing everything! My main task has been to register the families in the camp so that we can identify the most vulnerable cases, plan for aid distributions and arrange educational activities for the children. I visited every tent with colleagues from a Tunisian aid organization and from Norwegian Church Aid to register people and ask them about their health, hygiene conditions in the camp, their date of arrival, special needs and so on. I’m proud to say that we completed the registration in three days ¬- it was non-stop work.
The registration enabled us to meet all the refugees in the camp and to explain how UNHCR works in Tunisia. Now we can monitor the most vulnerable and refer special medical cases to hospitals in Remada and in Tataouine, a bigger town further north. It is also essential for planning purposes.
What else did you learn through the registration exercise?
I now know the location of people with medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems. I also know where handicapped children are living and those who have developed skin diseases – I refer them to the medical clinic in the camp. While registering people, I’ve also been able to check if they need new tents. There was a sandstorm recently and many tents were seriously damaged and UNHCR has replaced them with sturdier ones.
What did you learn from talking to the refugees?
Most are very traumatized by the war in their country. Several families managed to leave Nalhut and Zintan before government forces started to bomb. Those who left later mentioned their deep fear of being hit by missiles. Many women said they fled because they feared being raped. A female doctor from Nalhut said several missiles hit the hospital. She and her sisters made their way to Tunisia but their father refused to leave Nalhut. "I don’t want to finish my life as a refugee, I will die in Nalhut," he told her.
Because the phone network is not working between Tunisia and Libya, the refugees lack news from their husbands or brothers who have remained in Nalhut and Zintan. Not knowing if their loved ones are safe leaves them in a state of constant anxiety.
What are the main problems you have encountered in the camp?
The refugees get bored spending their days doing nothing. The children, especially, are becoming more and more hyperactive and aggressive. Several mothers told me that their children are playing role games, with some being the rebels while others act as government troops. We are trying to increase creative activities for them in the camp and arrange school classes. Refugees in the camp need to have a productive daily routine.
What specific challenges do women and girls face in the camp?
One of the main issues is a medical one. We have 13 pregnant women in the camp and no gynaecologist. If they face complications during the pregnancy or birth – such as a caesarean – there is no appropriate equipment or surgeon in Remada to assist them. The hospital in Remada is already overcrowded since the Libyans staying with host families also go there for consulta
NYC – 24 Sycamores Playground
The playground was built in the mid-1940s. It cost $45,000 and included an open area for roller skating, a pipe frame exercise unit, a slide, a sand pit, seesaws, swings, and a shower basin at the north end of the park. In addition, a handball court and a comfort station were built. Both of these features remain today. In the spring of 1975 a portion of the playground was closed to the public due to the construction of the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway Tower #2.
Until 1985 the playground was unnamed. But when a real estate developer sought to raze the site as part of a highrise building project, the playground was given its present name by Commissioner Henry J. Stern. The name "24 Sycamores" is a protective measure, letting prospective developers know that the trees have been carefully counted, and their destruction will not go undetected.
In July of 1992 the Friends of 24 Sycamores group was formed to advocate the reconstruction of the playground. They initiated a campaign that included fundraising and work on a new layout for the playground. In 1995 Council Member Charles Millard funded the reconstruction of 24 Sycamores Playground at a cost of $797,000. This renovation brought many new additions as well as major improvements to 24 Sycamores Playground. Existing handball courts were reconstructed, basketball courts were added, new play equipment was installed, a spray shower was built, and new drinking fountains and benches were added. Seating areas were redesigned, and the site was made accessible for the handicapped. A growing sinkhole, which was of great concern to the surrounding neighborhood, was stabilized. Although two new sycamore trees were planted-the name of the playground remained the same.
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