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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!

57 - I’ll Just Dance

This time on the podcast, Mel and Lisa talk about what’s on their minds. They share favorite hot drinks, and a new addiction. Lisa now has a Google Home, and reminds everyone you can hear our podcast there. The easiest way to ensure accurate results is to ask, “Play the BlindAlive podcast.”

We are pleased to congratulate India Scott, who won first prize in our writing contest. Beckie Hoarter and Dee Leverens wrote some wonderful honorable mentions, and we look forward to publishing them on the blog.

If you plan to visit BlindAlive this holiday season, we want to make you aware of a few things. With any product you order, you will receive a free audio download – a Sleep Meditation. There are no codes to enter, just place your order, and you’ll receive your gift automatically. Also, if you would like to order a BackTpack, thumb drive, or SD card, we need to receive those orders by December 12 to ensure you receive them in time for holiday gift-giving.

Just a reminder that our Whole Body Stretch has arrived. Visit this link to learn more.

The rest of the discussion delves into how to plan your workout schedule, and an unusual question from Lisa regarding a possible link between blindness and trauma to our knees.

We round out the podcast with a hearty helping of pumpkin soup with Peggy and Wayne on “Let’s Eat.”

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