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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!

Doctors’ Orders

The other day, I received a call from someone referred to me by a friend. She said, “My mother, who is blind, needs to lose weight and get her blood pressure down. She is self-conscious and doesn’t want to go to the gym. Her doctor thinks she needs to start with a cardio workout. Can you help?”

Naturally, I said, “”Absolutely!” I asked her a few questions and found out that her mom had no significant exercise experience, so I made sure she could stand alone and march in place for a few minutes. Then, I asked if she has a few feet of clear space in her home where she can move freely, which was confirmed by her daughter. Since her doctor had already given her blessing, I simply sent them to our website to download our Cardio Level One program. In a few minutes she had downloaded the program and was ready to go.

Doctors recommend cardio or aerobic workouts for weight loss, lowering blood pressure, helping to control blood sugar, preventing bone fractures, and strengthening heart and lungs. Cardio workouts also help improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and are a huge benefit for people with depression. Doing a workout a few times a week will help you lose weight and feel much better. If you stick with it, your doctor visits will become less frequent, and your overall health will improve.

Angela W. recently emailed me and said “I literally just finished my first Cardio One workout and am glowing with energy and sweat! Love it! Absolutely fabulous product and workout! I’ve missed being able to work out like this at home since I lost my sight. So glad you created this!”

Our unique cardio program features verbal descriptions for every move and is designed for people who want a more detailed, more consistent flow that does not rely on visual cues. Because the program is built with this intention from the ground up, it does not compare with any other available audio or video program on the market.

This is an investment that can pay off a thousand-fold. Think about what improved health and well-being is worth to you. The fact that you can do this program in the comfort of your home after a one-time payment can save you the repeated cost of transportation to a class, as well as the cost of the class itself.

The key to success in any kind of health program is forming a habit of doing the program. In the beginning, it is vital that you schedule a time to do the program. Soon it will become a part of your routine. Then you will start looking forward to it and it will have become a habit.

Sometimes it helps to first listen to the recording, visualizing the movements. Then re-starting the recording again and practicing. If the program seems too long, you can start with the first few exercises. Then next time do the first few exercises and add a few more -- continuing to add more as you feel able. In no time, you will be doing the full routine.

Here are some of the program Features:

  • 30 minutes of energizing music with directions you can understand as you go.
  • Audio recording available as MP3, CD, SD Card or thumb drive.
  • Bonus: Reader friendly written transcript with additional detailed instruction.

People of all ages are loving this workout. Now it is time to take action and invest in your health and well-being. Click here to go directly to the cardio program page on BlindAlive.com.

 

 

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