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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!

22 - Crunch Time

Mel kicks off Podcast 22 by thanking various members of the BlindAlive Team http://www.blindalive.com/team-bios . Kudos also to BlindBargains www.BlindBargains.com whose podcast we are happy to sponsor, and who are responsible for our audio ad. Last, but hardly least, Mel thanks Jamie Pauls www.JamiePauls.com for his work editing this, as well as future podcasts.
Lisa interviews Mike Lloyd, bringing sports of all kinds to the blind of New Zealand and the world with the Blind Sport Podcast. http://theblindsportpodcast.com They talk specifically about the 60-minute timer he has produced, http://blindsportpodcast.com/60-minute-audio-timer/ which many have found helpful.
In FitnessSpeak, Mel talks about the difference between crunches and sit-ups, and how to do a proper crunch.
Lisa is back to talk a little more about time, with two other solutions. She gives a brief demonstration of www.e.ggtimer.com , an easy way to time anything from the convenience of your computer. Nearly everyone who uses an iOS device is familiar with the built-in timer, but did you know there's a quick way to set hours and minutes?
To round out the podcast, we continue in the "Did you know" category, and talk about the process of ordering and downloading workouts. You can now retrieve previous orders by visiting http://download.blindalive.com . For full details, please listen to the podcast.
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