Accessible Fitness, more choices for more people

Fitness has always been a concern with regard to both mental and physical health regardless of age, gender, or any other variables that make each one of us unique. And for those in the blind community, fitness is every bit as much—if not more—important.

Exercise for the visually impaired is something that should be incorporated into a weekly, if not daily, routine for a variety of reasons that are both similar and different from people within the sighted community. For those with total loss of sight as well as for those who are low sighted, a lack of regular exercise can bring on a host of other issues, including weight gain, sluggishness, and perhaps worst of all for many, insomnia or a circadian rhythm that has been thrown completely off track.

A quality workout done at the right time of day and at the right pace to meet your unique physical and mental needs is just what the doctor may have forgotten to order. For many blind people, fitness has been a challenge: without someone to guide you and without the ability to drive yourself to the gym, it becomes obvious why so many visually impaired individuals give up—but with the BlindAlive line of Fitness Workouts for blind people, you’ll never have to depend on anyone else again.

Yoga and Strength Training with wieghts for blind people along with a variety of other cardiovascular exercises help our bodies stay toned, help us gain muscle mass and lose weight, but most of all, can help lead a blind person away from a sense of helplessness.

Are you ready to sweat? Come get healthy and leave all your notions of not being able to get fit due to your visual impairment behind with BlindAlive!

Is It Boring Being Blind?

I had an eight-year-old girl ask me once, “Is it boring being blind?” I thought for a minute and said, “No, I have a great imagination.” She said, “My mom says I do to.”

I loved her curiosity and I began thinking more about the question, Why am I not bored? Does it have anything to do with blindness or even having a good imagination? To say, “I’m bored” is actually saying,” I’m not creative nor am I willing to investigate my own mind.

Blindness has made it much easier to be silent which is my nature. I do not have all the distractions sighted people have forced upon them. I could easily create distractions for myself with the radio or television but then the opportunity for introspection would be missed. I do not want my own thoughts to be diluted by the media.

SO, the answer is, No, I am never bored. I allow my blank screen to fill up with shapes, words, songs, poems, mantras, and a multitude of questions to be answered. I confess, not all of my thoughts are profound or even kind. Even so, I enjoy keeping myself occupied. The relationships between my mind, body, spirit,plus how all that intersects with everything else will keep me busy for a lifetime.


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