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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!

Work Worth Doing

Are you looking for work? Maybe you're among the 70 percent of blind people who are unemployed. Maybe you work part-time, full-time, or you are retired, but you'd like to do something extra.
Unfortunately, there is a down side to the job I propose, but there are also many benefits. Let's get the negative out of the way first thing. After that, I hope you'll keep reading to see the many advantages to be gained. Here's the sad truth: working at this job has a nice benefits package, but no pay.
"No Pay???" I can hear the outrage from here. "What point is there in having a job if you're not getting paid?"
Granted, bringing home that paycheck is one of the nicest benefits of having a job, but it's not the only one. Besides, if you had all the work you could handle right now, you wouldn't even be considering another job. So let's look at some of those other perks:
A job provides a sense of purpose. Doing your job well and meeting your goals helps you feel good about yourself, and who can't use more of that?
A job allows you to learn new skills or hone those you already have.
Finally, a job may be a springboard that launches you to higher and better things.
You might think it a bit far-fetched right now, but I honestly can't think of any job more worthwhile than working on your health. Maybe you want to start doing more cardio, strength training, stretching, exercising to improve flexibility, healthy cooking, meditating, spending time outdoors, or any number of healthy pursuits. I'm certainly not suggesting you should set aside the equivalent of a full-time work week. However, if you have the time to spare, consider carving out a generous portion for the purpose of improving your health. You will likely find that, just like any job to which you give priority, you will gain a greater sense of purpose and feel better about yourself, and you will learn new skills or hone those you already have. And once you get started on the path, who knows all the exciting places it may take you!

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