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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!

Eyes-Free Fitness® Podcast 38 - Sleep with Me

Mel kicks off the podcast by reminding our listeners that time is limited to enter our feedback and survey. If you want to let your voice be heard and enter our contest, please visit this link.
Do some podcasts just put you to sleep? Mel's guest has a podcast which does that very thing. She interviews a man who is known by day as Drew. By night, he is known as Dearest Scooter, teller of bedtime stories for adults, designed to help people drift off to sleep. Learn about this unique podcast, and what caused Drew to create it.
To learn more about the podcast, visit www.SleepWithMePodcast.com. You can also visit his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter.
Peggy is back with a Let's Eat segment, where she talks about roasting nuts in the microwave.
And Mel wraps things up by reminding us that Pilates Mat Level 2 is now available for purchase. She also cites this study regarding the benefits of using side-loading packs like the BackTpack.

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