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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!

Eyes-Free Fitness® Podcast 10 - Get On The Ball!

Mel starts off the podcast by sharing some exciting news: Stability Ball Workout is Live!
Click here to buy either the digital download, or the CD from Amazon.
You can click this link to buy a reliable stability ball that has been tested by BlindAlive. http://amzn.to/1LQujRy
And if you need a set of hand weights, you'll find them here: http://amzn.to/1DCZl9L
If you need more information about buying the proper size stability ball, our blog about Goldilocks and the Three Balls has all the information you need.
If you need instructions for inflating your new stability ball, you will find Inflation Instructions on YouTube.
Mell interviews Shana, Fitness Instructor for all our workouts to date, about Stability Ball workouts, and the many benefits you can achieve. If you want to learn more about Shana, you can visit her website.
http://www.foodandfitnesspro.com/
Lisa tells us more about things to consider when buying a stability ball,
And Mel increases our Fitness Speak vocabulary with a discussion of aductors and Abductors.
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You can also follow Mel on Twitter or Lisa on Twitter.