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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!

I Found an accessible Meditation app!

Over the last few months, I have needed a little extra help finding peacefulness. We all have life circumstances that spin us off into the land of fear and high anxiety. I guess I should speak for myself and not assume that none of my readers experience perfect peace all the time. If you have found the secret to perfect peace, please let me know.

I struggle with fear, anxiety, depression, and a mind that grabs me up and bangs me around. I confess that my ego jumps in occasionally and barks its rebukes in my ear. All this noise can be crazy-making.

My strategy for calming the demons has been yoga, exercise in general, and meditation. I must also add singing to that list as well. Lately, my methods have not cleared my mind completely so I went searching for something different that might catch my interest. Curiosity has never failed to pull me up out of the doldrums.

What I found was an app called Meditation Studio by Gaiam. I just decided to take a chance and download it. At first I was frustrated with it, but after playing around, I landed in the place where all the meditations and courses were. I have thoroughly enjoyed this app, and I thought it might be helpful for some of you. I asked Lisa Salinger to figure out how we can get by the frustrating parts. She has more patience for this type of thing than I do.

In Podcast #42, Lisa demonstrates how to use this meditation app, and Peggy Fleischer also tells listeners how to make hummus in the “Let’s Eat” segment.

Please let me know what you think of this app. The conversation can continue on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or via our BlindAlive Community on Facebook.

Good health to you,

Mel

 

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