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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!

Consider the Kiwi

Originally called the Chinese Gooseberry, the kiwifruit was renamed when it began to be exported from New Zealand, when marketers thought the new name had more appeal.

At first glance, there’s not much that seems appealing about this fuzzy brown fruit. However, it has many health and taste benefits. Kiwifruit is a nice combination of sweet and tart, and pairs nicely with other fruits, meats, and salads. One kiwi contains about 60 calories, 100 percent of your daily Vitamin C needs, and more potassium than half a banana.

Kiwifruit is available in most, if not all grocery stores year round, and is a cost-effective way to increase fiber, potassium, and other important nutrients. If you’re new to kiwi fruit, you might enjoy a tip on one of our recent podcasts about an easy way to eat them. And if you’d like a few more helpful facts and some recipe ideas to get you started, this site is a good place for further reading.

If you’ve tried a new healthy food lately, we’d love to hear about it. You are welcome to contact us and tell us your story.

 

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