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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!

52 - Stronger Than You Know

Mel starts out the podcast by inviting all interested writers to participate in our blog contest, which is happening now. Also, you can be among the first to receive announcements of new things by subscribing to the newsletter from the main page on www.BlindAlive.com .

In Bookit, Lisa reviews SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient - Powered by the Science of Games by Jane McGonigal. You may also be interested in reading a blog post Lisa wrote about this book or viewing Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk: The Game That Can Give You Ten Extra Years of Life.

Many thanks to Mystic Access for their sponsorship of this podcast. If you need speakers or a Bluetooth transmitter to power your workout, or you would like clear, patient, instruction or tutorials, please contact them.

Continuing with the gameful theme for this podcast, Lisa reviews the iOS version of the Zombies Run app, which combines exercise with entertainment, and is VoiceOver accessible. You can visit this link to learn more about the game or to download the app.

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