Monthly Archives: December 2017

Forget Hibernation! Try these Three Tips to Staying Active this Winter

While it may not be as fun to stay active when the temperatures are colder and the sun sets so early, there are a few advantages when it comes to remaining active during the winter months. You don’t have to worry about the heat and humidity, you can boost your immunity during cold and flu season, and of course, maintain an active lifestyle. To learn how you can reap these benefits, take a look at these three tips for staying active during the season of chilly temperatures.

  1. Bundle Up: You don’t have to miss out on your brisk walks or trips outside just because the temps have dropped. Simply make sure you’re wearing the proper warm weather gear to hold in your body heat. Start with base layers such as thermals to trap body heat. Add your sweatshirts or jackets, followed by hats, scarves and gloves to keep every part of your body protected from those nippy temperatures. Make sure your layers are water-wicking as to not absorb moisture from snow or sleet.
  2. Turn Your Household Chores into a Full Body Workout: Thankfully, we don’t have to build a winter shelter, but taking care of your home can be a full body workout! Did you know that shoveling snow for 30 minutes can burn around 220 calories based on a body weight of 155 pounds? That’s right! Doing your household chores this winter can help you shed the pounds. If you don’t get snow in your neck of the woods, deep cleaning your home can burn the same amount of calories with effort exerted.
  3. Pick up a Winter Sport: Everyone agrees on the phrase “work hard play hard”, and there’s no better way to embrace the winter weather than by picking up a winter sport. While you don’t have to go the extreme sports route like snowboarding, there are plenty of other options such as sledding or cross country skiing. Try a hike or snowshoeing through the peaceful, snowy landscape. Are you a wheelchair user? You could join a winter sports team, like a wheelchair hockey team or sit skiing club. Not only do you have the chance to be outside and be active, but you can make new friends. 

No matter how you plan to stay active this winter, always remember to properly hydrate and wear the correct gear for whatever activity you may be partaking in. Have your own tips for staying active during the winter? Share them in the comments below!

Start Making the Grade When it comes to School Building Accessibility

Is it time for an educational assessment when it comes to your school’s accessibility? Don’t wait until summer break to start the lesson plans, now is the perfect time to make improvements around your campus.  Whether you’re looking for a ramp for wheelchair users or one to help with a set of stairs for younger students, we’re an A student when it comes to accessibility solutions and we have the perfect lesson for you.

Our TITAN™ Code Compliant Modular Access System is the correct answer and through its modular design, one of the most adaptable and durable systems on the market. Take a look at a few key features this system has:

  • Most Adaptable: While the TITAN System can change to meet your needs, you won’t find any fad trends here. Depending on the building, this system can be customized to the site. The components of this ramp are easy as ABC to install and configure. The ramps, platforms, and stairs can all be combined and configured to fit a variety of buildings, spaces, and access needs.

 

  • Most Likely to Be on Safety Patrol: This ramp system is all about safety and isn’t afraid to let others know about it either. We offer two or four inch high curbs, safety railings, and an optional lower handrail for younger students. No slipping and sliding here, the slip-resistant surface is designed to help provide increased traction during rainy or winter weather.

 

  • Biggest Rule Follower: The biggest rule follower, if there ever was one! The TITAN Code Compliant Modular Access System is in compliance with ADA, IBC, OSHA and most local code regulations. You won’t find this ramp in detention.

 

  • Most Likely To Succeed: Not to brag, but this ramp system knows it’s good. Like many of our other EZ-ACCESS products, the TITAN is built with the highest quality aluminum, which is corrosion-resistant, making it maintenance-free for many years of high traffic use. You won’t have to worry about rust, rot, deterioration, splinters, or having to replace it.

If you’re looking to continue your education with some after school tutorial sessions, visit our website here. Don’t forget, if you’re wanting to an A on that report card, be sure to contact some of our experts and star pupils here.

Class dismissed!

 

 

 

We Have Lift Off on the ORBIT™ Patient Transfer Lift – Get your first glimpse here *VIDEO Included

We have lift off in 5…4…3…2…1…

We’re excited to announce the lift-off of our brand new product, the ORBIT™ Patient Transfer Lift!

Unlike other patient transfer lifts on the market, our unique lift surpasses all other programs in the space race. The ORBIT provides an articulating arm and pivoting stanchion that both rotate a full 360-degrees. Providing patients with a complete 360 degree orbit creates better flexibility and maneuverability in the home or care facility. Take a look at more of the features that make the ORBIT an ideal transfer solution.

Three Seconds to Launch:

Through our innovative design, you won’t experience any suborbital missions here. Our patient lift post or “stanchion” as we refer to it, will rotate a full 360-degrees, along with the articulating arm which also rotates a full 360-degrees allowing you to reach full orbit. We offer two different height options to accommodate most ceiling heights from 8 to 12 feet. The design also allows for a smaller footprint for mankind within the home or care facility, and can be installed in the most convenient location for the patient or caregiver. The arm also has three height positions with the ability to clear doorways, and comes in a four or five foot option.

Two Seconds to Launch:

With the single stanchion design, the mission for install is simple and straightforward. It can be installed floor-to-ceiling or floor-to-wall. These mounting options allow for easy and compact storage to help reduce clutter in your control room.

One Second to Launch:

Due to the minimal assembly and simple two mounting point install, if you want to realign into a different orbital pattern or for intergalactic travel it would be a simple process. With its sleek and innovative design, you can place multiple ORBIT Patient Transfer Lift throughout the home or care facility for added convenience, no booster needed.

Other features of the tactical mission for the ORBIT Patient Transfer Lift include a five-year warranty, a brake to help slow the rotation for more control while in orbit, and two different weight capacities depending on the length of the arm selected.

We have lift off!

Learn more about the ORBIT Patient Transfer Lift by watching the overview video from Mission Control.

Ready to start your own space mission?

Visit the ORBIT Patient Transfer Lift product page on our website to learn more, or to find a dealer in your local area to purchase an ORBIT from, submit a quick contact form and we will get you connected to one.

We can’t wait to hear about your own space mission with the new ORBIT Patient Transfer Lift!

DISCLAIMER: EZ-ACCESS does not sell or provide motors or slings.