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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!

In Recovery From Being An “Instant Child”

Have you heard the phrase, “Instant Child”?

I confess, it is a label that has been applied to me. I am fairly patient with others but not so much with myself. I want what I want; when I want it. Sometimes I get what I want quickly but usually I have to calm down and wait like everyone else. 

Creating, owning, and continuing to develop a business is absolutely not an endeavor for an unreformed “instant child”; therefore, I declare myself in recovery.

I am recovering from the desire to get from here to there without traveling through the middle terrain. I am learning that the middle is the juiciest part of the journey. 

I am recovering from the desire to have what I want given to me. Working for what I want is proving to be much more satisfying.

I am recovering from complaining about what is not within my grasp instantly. Either relaxing into the waiting or jumping up and creating it myself is helping me to develop a new emotional and even physical stamina. 

I am recovering from feeling as though I have failed if my ideas do not come to fruition as fast as I planned. I am learning that taking smaller steps actually gets me where I want to go at a rate that I can handle and stay sane.

This list could go on but I am sure you know what I am saying. If we want something enough, we must allow for the passing of time. We must allow ourselves to relax while waiting. We must make the space for creation. Adults know that delayed gratification is worth the wait. It takes a long while for children to learn that things that they get instantly are rarely of high quality, but eventually they learn that there are many things that are worth the wait.

 

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