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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!

What’s Next, Where, and When?

Now that my decisions are made and my anxiety has lessened considerably, I can feel my creative juices coming back. I know this because I feel a strong urge to learn something new. I also find myself saying to myself and others, “I wonder if…?” That is one of my favorite questions and it drives my husband a little nuts sometimes. The other day I said, “I wonder if the sun is solid or is it gas?” I had listened to a video about that and I became fascinated. Of course, he can’t answer that question and neither can I. This indicates to me that it is time to ponder about some way to channel my energy and mind. Overall, I am happy to be in this curious mindset again.

Recently, I have become rather obsessed with learning about eating a totally plant based diet, getting plastic out of my life, and the power of breathing meditations. It would be fun to talk about these subjects on YouTube, but absolutely nothing is solidifying in my brain. I am sure there are a million blogs and videos on these subjects and I am not sure I can bring anything unique to the table. Ideas are bubbling and it remains to be seen what begins to boil. I am totally open to ideas. 

My plan now is to upload all the exercise programs and related materials to my YouTube channel. That will take some time because it needs to be reorganized. YouTube will be my base of operations so you might want to consider subscribing to the BlindAlive Channel if you want updates. I will also send out updates to people currently on my mailing list. 

The BlindAlive Twitter feed and Face Book Page will remain. My e-mail address will stay as it is for the foreseeable future. Feel free to write to me at mel@blindalive.com. 

I encourage everyone who wants workouts to go get them now from the website. The website will no longer be hosting the free downloads. If your workouts are in the app only, go download them from the website so you have permanent copies. 

People are being incredibly generous with their kind words and donations. I feel well loved and supported. Huge thanks to everyone. 

Please everyone take care of your most precious possession. Feed it right, water it a lot, tell it you love it every day. A well loved body will love you back! 

Good health to you,
Mel

 

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