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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 Balanced Approach

Each month, we feature  and discount one of our programs. Being the whimsical person that I am, there is no rhyme or reason for what I choose or what the price will be. I don’t even tell myself until the last minute.

This month I chose Balance Series. This is usually sold as a bundle which is already discounted, but for August, you receive an additional $10 discount. This applies to purchases made through the website and in the Eyes-Free Fitness® App.

This series is unique in that it offers progressive programs designed to take you from learning proper body alignment, to strengthening your lower body, to building body awareness with simple balance exercises, and then graduating to moving with confidence. All the exercises are easy to learn and can be incorporated into your day.

This bundle also includes the Whole Body Stretch workout, which will help improve your flexibility – a key component for good balance.

To learn more about The Balance Series you can read our blog: A Bundle of Balance, or go to BlindAlive’s Main Page to make your purchase.

Podcast Preview For The Month Of August

The Eyes-Free Fitness® Podcast has gone to a once a month format. This month we are calling it “A Bucket of BookIts.” Lisa and I read lots and lots of books, so we thought we would share with you our favorites in the realm of health. Six books are reviewed and I mention what I am reading right now. I also give useful information about a virus you should know about.

The podcast can be accessed through the app or by visiting the podcasts page of our website. This podcast – Number 101 -- will show up on Wednesday, August 8.

Good health to you,
Mel

 

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