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!

80 - Stone Soup

Lisa compares this podcast episode to Stone Soup, where different people add ingredients to make a nourishing finished product. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, you can read more about stone soup on Wikipedia.

Lisa gives an update on her firned and talks about good health for caregivers. Mel shares her story about being diagnosed with osteopenia, and what can be done to treat this condition.

In a recent blog about bone health, Mel piqued Lisa’s curiosity when she mentioned sardines. They found that neither of them had ways to use them, short of eating them out of the can. The resulting research is a discussion about the topic, and a blog post containing some creative uses.

Then, we discuss the book There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

By Emily McDowell, Kelsey Crowe.

We have linked to this book on Audible because it, in Lisa’s opinion, offers the most complete reading experience.

Mel concludes by reminding everyone that the new Balance and Stretch Bundle is available for purchase. Visit the above link to check out the individual workouts as well.

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