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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!

A Bundle of Balance

Dear Friends of BlindAlive,

The three-part Balance Series has Finally arrived!

We have added a new set of programs to the Eyes-Free Fitness® family of programs, which is a series designed to increase your balance. Better balance means less injury and a freer feeling in your body. If you have never exercised, or you are recovering from a long stretch of being sedentary, this is where to begin.

Strengthen For Balance is first. Many balance programs do not focus on lower body strength which, to my way of thinking, is essential. Understanding where your balance point is located is also crucial for creating a solid foundation. This program begins with learning and experiencing the balance that naturally occurs when you havea true understanding of correct posture. The rest of the program takes you through a set of lower body exercises which strengthen muscles and body awareness. You will need a sturdy support and a pillow or similar.

Once you feel confident with the first program, you can move on to Flirting With Balance. This one continues to strengthen lower body and increase body awareness while beginning to play around with balance. These exercises also require a supportive piece of furniture for safety. This one is particularly fun because laughing is required. If you ever tried to stand on one foot, you will understand what I mean. These exercises are to be learned and then you can find time throughout your day to play around with them.

The last of the series is Balanced Movement. As always, we start from our solid foundation. This time we begin to step out. We challenge our body to maintain our body awareness and balance point while moving across the room. Of course, safety is paramount, so a clear stretch of wall, kitchen counter, or inviting a human friend to spot you is necessary. Once again, these exercises can be learned so you practice when you have a moment during your day.

We decided that extra audio descriptions are not necessary for these, since the exercises are well described and simple to learn. The challenge is in the practicing. You are always welcome to write to us if you need further help.

We have bundled all three programs together at one lower price. You can also order each one individually. For now, we are including the Whole Body Stretch as a bonus program, Stretching is essential for a balanced body so I want you to have this one to help you get the most out of these audios.

To find out more and to purchase The Balance Bundle, you can visit our website for all the information you will need..

Podcast 76 also is devoted to balance.

This series will help you create a solid foundation from which to live your life. Take your time with it. Have fun with it. Let us know how it goes.

Good health to you,
Mel

 

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