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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!

Step Counting Made Easy

We receive emails about a variety of subjects, but one of the most common questions reads something like this: “I am just starting to move more, and I want to keep track of my steps. I don’t want to spend a lot of money to do this, and I want something that’s easy to use.”

If you already have an iPhone, you may find that the Pedometer ++ app is a good fit for you. I found this app because I was looking for an easy way to monitor the number of steps I was taking on my Apple Watch. Fortunately, the app works seamlessly on both devices.

I can see my step count for several previous days. I also appreciate the simplicity of the app. I’m not trying to figure out which number is my step count, heart rate, miles walked, etc. The beauty of this app is that it does one thing, and it does it simply and elegantly.

To learn more about the app, you can view it on the app store, or listen to a podcast I recorded about Pedometer++

 

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