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!

16 - Jiminy Cricket on Your Wrist

Lisa kicks things off by sharing some exciting news. She and Mel will be attending the Low Vision Expo and Technology Fair sponsored by Vision Corps in Lancaster, PA. They would love to meet any listeners who attend.
BlindAlive now has a new Facebook group! To join, search for the group name, BlindAlive Community, or go to this link.
Lisa and Allison Hartley talk about the Apple Watch as it relates to health.
You can contact Allison by email or follow her on Twitter .
Listeners may also be interested in this article:
5 outside-the-box health apps for Apple Watch that go beyond heart rate
Additionally, our friends at BlindBargains have curated a list of 100 Apple Watch articles, covering health and many other facets.
In FitnessSpeak we bring you an exerpt from BlindAlive's YouTube channel in which Mel talks about the importance of sitting with proper posture.
In keeping with this information, Lisa shares a link to a folding footrest she has used which will make it easier for someone under five feet to sit with feet touching the floor.
In Feedback files, we discuss the best way to get started using the BlindAlive workouts. You can also learn more by reading a recent blog post, Back to Basics.
We welcome your feedback or questions via the contact form.
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