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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!

Clothes Have Got To GO!

This will be hard to believe for people who know me, but I do not want to think about clothes anymore. I have been threatening to throw all my clothes away for several years now and follow the impulse to wear a uniform of my own creation. I used to love clothes and shopping for them and now all that has fallen away. They take up space in my closet, they take time to wash, fold, and sort. There is no telling how much time I have spent in my life having what I call, “a clothes crisis”. You know, you can’t find a thing to wear, you put your clothes on and take them off again, hell this doesn’t feel right and then overall hating everything you have.

Last year, I developed my “winter uniform” for wearing around the house. This consisted of black yoga pants and a men’s long underwear shirt. Only my close friends saw me that way. This year I am forming a dressier uniform. I bought 3 dresses and tights. The dresses are all the same style. They look good and I feel good in them. I am seriously considering clearing out my closet from all the old clothes that clutter my mind.

I confess that part of this is due to my loss of more vision over the past couple of years, but it isn’t really the main reason. This year I have been only interested in my new business. Clothes, domestic chores, and cooking fabulous meals just are not high on the priority list. I choose to believe that I am simplifying my life and aligning my energies with my real passion which is creating cool exercise programs and a few other surprises that will be showing up next year. I am choosing to empower myself by saying, “NO!” to a cluttered mind and closet. I like my closet better as a recording studio anyway.

Mel Scott Founder and President
BlindAlive.com