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!

Pain Can Often Be Easily Cured

Is this why you hurt?

• Does your head ache when you wake up and it isn’t a hangover?

• Do you feel exhausted for no apparent reason?

• Does your back hurt or other muscles without a known injury?

• Are your eyes, skin, and hair dry?

• Are you constipated?

• Do you feel dizzy or light headed when you stand up?

• Is it difficult to give blood because they can’t find your vein?

• Is your urine dark?

• Are your lips chapped and face tight?

These are all symptoms of dehydration. It is totally possible that these issues can drastically decrease or completely go away just by drinking more water.

Our body is around 60% water and our brain is 70% water. Our blood is almost all water. Water is what allows everything else in our body to function.

Our organs and blood have first dibs on any water that is present in our body. If there is not enough water to go around, our blood and organs actually pull water away from muscles and skin in order to keep us alive. When muscles and joints do not have enough water in them to make things slippery, they hurt. If your brain does not have water to be able to send messages back and forth, you feel foggy and even depressed. Water is the foundation ingredient which allows you to live comfortably.

I had a client once when I was a massage therapist and when I asked her about how much water she drinks, she actually said, “I drink 8 cokes a day.” She actually thought that I would be pleased because she thought that was equal to 8 glasses of water. I just about jumped out of my skin! The only thing that is equal to water is water. Nothing else can compare.

It is true that fruits and vegetables have water in them but most people do not eat nearly enough to supply the needs of our body. Coffee, alcohol, actually dehydrate the body so you need to drink even more water.

I could go on and on about the benefits of water. All you need to know really is try adding more and find out for yourself if it helps you feel better.

I always say, love your body, love your water. Mel Scott Founder and President


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