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!

Top Ten Blogs of 2017

It seems like only weeks ago that I was sitting down to share with you all the happenings of 2016. Now, I’m back to try and encapsulate all the notable things that happened in 2017. We launched our mailing list, and produced 26 podcasts. 2017 also saw the arrival of our balance series of workouts, Barre Method Level 1, Foam Roller, and Interval Training workouts.

And of course, we dug deep and challenged ourselves to bring you interesting content on this blog. We could not have done it without our fine guest contributors, and our community, who wrote in with topic ideas. So here, in the spirit of the New Year, are our top ten blog posts from 2017. We hope you will find something here that inspires you. If you’ve read them all before, maybe one of them will spark in you the desire to renew a commitment you made when reading it.

10 Announcements of new workouts tend to generate a flurry of comments and questions, so we try to explain everything about one of our new workout bundles: Strengthen for Balance

9 Mel talks about revamping her mornings in a post at the start of the new year called Creating a Truly Good Morning.

8 I share my initial experiences with a dear friend of mine in: It Can’t Be a Stroke

7 There’s more to Blindness and Walking Correctly than you might think, and this article outlines all the particulars.

6 Based on responses from our readers, Mel’s post on Blindness, Self-Confidence, and Being Enough struck a resounding chord with many of you.

5 The topic of Spending Time in the Hospital While Blind has been covered in various places throughout the past year. We are happy to have brought these resources together in this post.

4 The post: Eyes-Free Fitness has a Barre Method Workout for People Who are Blind sparked lots of interest, questions, and a second post on the topic.

3 For those whose blindness is caused by glaucoma, there are things to take into consideration when exercising. Mel’s entry on Exercise Programs for People with Glaucoma will give you all the information you need to exercise safely and effectively.

2 For those with diabetes, regular exercise is crucial for promoting health and controlling blood sugar. Mel explains more and tells us How to Exercise with Diabetic Retinopathy.

1 Our most popular post of 2017 answers the question: How do Blind People Exercise? We hope that those searching for the answer to this question will find the resources and information they need on our site.

All of us at BlindAlive would like to wish each of you a healthy, happy, successful New year that is full of all the things and people you love most, and the best to you in 2018!


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