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!

56 - Pandiculation

Lisa welcomes everyone to the podcast, and addresses a recent concern. Some people are not receiving their newsletter subscriptions or notifications when they place an order. This seems to be particularly true if the recipient is using Gmail. Lisa reminds everyone, but especially Gmail users, to check Junk and Spam folders for missing email. If the lost emails still aren’t found, please use the contact form on our main site to be in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to help you.

We’re pleased to announce BlindAlive’s newest workout -- a Whole Body Stretch. Mel and Barb Seiden talk about this workout, and the benefits of stretching in general. In a recent blog post, Mel also wrote about the benefits of stretching. You can read her thoughts on our blog page. To contact Barb Seiden, please visit her website.

On FitnessSpeak, Mel takes us through a brief tour of the organs in our bodies, and explains how they work together and function efficiently.

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