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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!

75 - Juicy Bits

Mel and Lisa are back to chat about a variety of topics on Podcast 75. Mel talks about the book Strong Women Stay Young and how heeding its advice helped her prepare for the NFB Convention.

Lisa shares information about an upcoming free class from Mystic Access. It is called Recharge, Rest and Relax with Alexa. It takes place Thursday July 27 at 8:30 Eastern. For details, subscribe to the Mystic Access Teleseminars list.

Lisa has spoken on on a previous podcast about the process of obtaining certification as a life coach. She is offering a free 30-minute coaching session to 100 people as a way of improving her skills. The only requirement is that you fill out a brief, accessible survey. If you think you’d like to learn more about life coaching, you might want to Coach with Lisa. Mel and Lisa discuss the benefits of coaching for overall health.

Then, on “Let’s Eat,” Peggy and Wayne have a very special guest. While not an edible item, they enjoy talking about the Lug Cargo Five-Piece Packing Kit.

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