I wanted to give another update on my health. At the end of my previous update I had started taking artificial tears and ointment indefinitely, and had a new pair of glasses. I had resigned myself to this routine for the rest of my life. I have had a long time interest in meditation and the like, so decided to try acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.Read More
After a short delay Apple has finished their approval of the new workout and new collection wide sale!
You can now download our newest workout, Floor Yoga for Strength and Peace, from the Eyes-Free Fitness iOS App and the entire collection is at a reduced price through July 31st.
If you have any questions or run into any problem please contact us.Read More
My world has changed in several Essential ways of late. I usually don’t share personal health problems, but I figure that I’ll have to explain this to a bunch of people, so I may as well put it on my blog. It might also help someone else in a similar situation.Read More
You asked for more yoga and we created a brand new flow for you. This one is strengthening and soothing. The movements are combined with breathing, which strengthens your entire body while sending oxygen to every cell. There are no standing poses, so once you are on the floor, you can stay there. The guided relaxation at the end will leave you feeling calm and alert. This one is ideal for use in the morning, evening, or anytime in between.Read More
Lately, I have gotten back into using the MyFitnessPal app and website to log my food and activity. At the end of each day, I get a small reward when I choose the option to complete the diary for that day. A message pops up which says something like: “If every day was like today, in five weeks, you would weigh X number of pounds.”Read More
I made a mistake in the title of the last blog post. A reader called it to my attention. I admit I am rather embarrassed by the whole thing. I am compelled to say something so I can let it go and also maybe some of you will learn something by my mistake.
The word in the title should have been “eavesdropper” not “ease dropper.” I can assure you I will never make that mistake again.
Here is the link to the blog - Are You A Secret Eavesdropper? Closed Doors Can Change A Life
Good health to you,
It is a cool, rainy day and Jingles, my guide dog is curled at my side keeping me safe and warm. Fear, anger, and sadness have been running high these last weeks and I decided that today is the day to go digging around in my inner terrain to find out why. These deep explorations are not much fun, but in order to free myself, I have learned that these trips are necessary. Emotions are not supposed to take up residence in a body. They are supposed to be “energy in motion,” so they need to keep moving. It is up to us to keep them moving through, so they do not get stuck, and set us up for depression and disease.Read More
Originally called the Chinese Gooseberry, the kiwifruit was renamed when it began to be exported from New Zealand, when marketers thought the new name had more appeal.Read More
Sore muscles can ruin a great vacation, especially if you are being active in unusual ways. Maybe you are walking barefoot in soft beach sand and your muscles start complaining, or maybe you got a little too rowdy in the swimming pool. We don’t want you hurting, so we are offering The Whole Body Stretch as our featured workout for June.Read More
It’s my favorite time of year… strawberry season! These naturally sweet treats shine in smoothies, shortcakes, salads, and desserts. I wanted to share a favorite recipe, which is both delicious and versatile. You can use it as a framework by varying the flavors and ingredients to suit your tastes.Read More
“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Just about everyone is familiar with those words from the often-parodied Life Alert commercial. However, to those who do fall and need assistance, it’s no joke. Unfortunately, even if a person is subscribed to Life Alert or a service like it, there is no guarantee he or she will receive the needed help. This is because many people do not wear the pendant needed to signal for help. They often report that it gets in the way, or they are afraid of accidentally pressing it, and signaling a false alarm.Read More
Your body has a language and you can learn it. It speaks to you in every moment in so many ways. Learning to listen to what your body is saying can keep you in better shape for longer. It will also keep your medical bills down.Read More
Our featured workout for this month is my favorite, hands-down, and for many reasons. The person who provides the instructions has a voice like liquid gold, and makes listening a pleasure. I like that I can workout either with the full instructions, or just basic prompts. However, the thing I like the most is that this workout is doable by nearly everyone.Read More
This weeks blog is a re-post from GirlGoneBlind.com by Maria Johnson:
I’ve been a student at the Braille Institute in San Diego for about two years now, and I recently added the title of “Volunteer” to my badge. Yes… I’m crossing over the bridge to a place where helping others, such as the blind, can create a healthier you.Read More
I had the privilege of speaking to the AER Division on Aging about Eyes-Free Fitness® programs and how they can be incorporated into the lives of senior citizens with vision impairments.
The question I get most often is “Which of the Eyes-Free Fitness® programs are safe for seniors at home and in various group settings?” I think the answer might help you choose a program for yourself or a family member.Read More
I have a confession to make, and I’m sure I’m not alone. For years, I’ve heard things like, “You should feel a nice stretch in your hamstrings,” or “This will work your triceps.” I registered enough to get the picture that hamstrings were legs and triceps were arms. Unfortunately, I let the particulars just sort of cascade off the edges of my mind.Read More
Denial has been my dark best friend for almost my whole life. I am coming up on 60 years now, and I am ready to let it go. Denial isn’t working for me anymore.Read More
For the month of April, we are featuring the Stability Ball Workout on our main page. We are choosing to showcase a specific workout each month so we can better focus on and describe it’s many advantages. A stability ball workout provides both aerobic and strength training benefits, and it’s just plain fun. If you don’t already have it, you can purchase the workout on our website or through our Eyes-Free Fitness App for iOS. If you already have it, what are you waiting for? Maybe it’s time to get back on the ball.Read More
I’ve blogged before about the wonderful community of people who make up our Eyes-Free Fitness email list, and today I’d like to let you in on something exciting that’s happened there. Recently, one of our members shared with us an upcoming squat challenge being held by Allan Misner of the 40+ Fitness Podcast.Read More
If you’ve ever done any reading about portion control or even taken a home economics class in high school, it’s likely that you’ve come across information about the importance of “leveling off” items that you measure. If not, or if you’ve slept since then, here’s a brief summary:Read More