BlindAlive.com

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!

Calling All Writers

If you love to write, and have something to share about living a healthy life, BlindAlive is curious to hear your story, and possibly feature it on our blog. Please read on for contest guidelines and prizes.

  1. Writers of any age, background, or country are welcome. However, we are only able to accept submissions in English at this time.
  2. We leave most elements up to your creative discretion. The post can be as long or short as you like. Please note that if it is longer than our standard format, we may opt to publish it over multiple weeks. It can be in whatever style works best for you. Stories, articles, and poems are all welcome.
  3. The topic needs to focus on health in some way. If your particular item involves our workouts, please feel free to say so. However, mention of the workouts will not automatically qualify you to win, and not mentioning them will not disqualify you.
  4. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. One first place winner will receive two BlindAlive workouts of his or her choice, and a $25 gift certificate for Amazon or iTunes. If we award your submission an honorable mention, and choose to also feature it on our blog, we’ll be happy to give you a workout of your choice.
  5. You are welcome to send as many entries as you like. With each entry, please include your full name. Optionally, you may also include a brief bio and/or contact information. Either attach your submission to the message in RTF or TXT formats. If your work has appeared on your blog, you may send a link instead.
  6. Please email all entries to contest@BlindAlive.com no later than October 31, 2016. Winners will be notified via email by November 10, 2016. Please be aware that sending your entry serves as your permission for BlindAlive to publish the post on its blog. We may make minor corrections for the sake of spelling, grammar, and clarity, but will not alter the content.