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!

25 - eSight Eyewear and Wayne's Wonderful Washing Machine

Mel starts podcast 25 with an exciting announcement: The Gentle Workout Set is now available for purchase as a hardcopy CD on Amazon.
If you live in or near Pennsylvania, Mel and Lisa would love to meet you. They will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind Convention in October, and the NFB of PA Convention in November.
Mel then interviews Yvonne Felix from eSight Eyewear about an exciting piece of technology which can help those with Stargardt's Disease and other related visual conditions. For more information, visit their website or call eSight Eyewear at (855) 837-4448
Peggy Fleischer of "Let's Eat" fame is back, this time with a friend. Listen in awe as they discuss a revolutionary phenomenon sweeping the nation. You won't want to miss Wayne's Wonderful Washing Machine!
Mel concludes the fun by mentioning she is trying out Periscope, and encouraging anyone who is interested to follow BlindAlive on that platform.
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