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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!

Strengthen For Balance

We have a brand new program! It is the first in a three part series for gaining better balance.

Like many of us in the blindness community, my balance is not so great. This is frightening! I do not like falling down, so naturally, I decided to create a solution.

Over the past year, I have been researching balance exercises. I found them to be worthwhile; however, to my mind, a key component is missing. I think there needs to be more emphasis on strengthening the actual muscles that hold us up. We can go a long way toward improving our balance if we strengthen the muscles of the lower body.

This first program called Strengthen For Balance does exactly that. I take you through a series of hip, leg, and ankle exercises that will grow the strength needed to move on to the more advanced balance exercises. All you need is a stable surface for support. Once you have learned the exercises, you can do them wherever and whenever works for you. They are simple to perform. You can make them more challenging by adding ankle weights, but make sure you can do them without the weights first.

There will be two more in this series which will gradually take you through exercises that will grow your confidence in your ability to be more mobile than you are now. I will let you know as soon as they are available. Because we believe that balance is so vital for good health, we have decided to offer Strengthen For Balance for $9.99, a lower price than all our other workouts. I want to encourage you to get started with this series. This way you will be ready to take your balance to higher levels as the next workouts become available. You can find this new program at our website.

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Good health to you,
Mel

 

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