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!

94 - Ready for Prime Time

Lisa sits down to talk with Caroline Toews about the Freestyle Libre, which is a continuous glucose monitoring system. Caroline talks about the work-arounds she has implemented to allow her to successfully use the device. If you’d like to learn more, you can visit the manufactureror’s website. You can also use this link to create an account or upload your data. If you would like to contact Caroline, you can email her.

In FitnessSpeak, Mel talks about how to perform Breath of Fire, which she has found quite helpful.

Finally, Peggy makes Tikka Masala in the crockpot to round out the podcast with a Let’s Eat segment. The recipe is below.

Chicken Tikka Masala


  • 1 pound skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 15-ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice


Place chicken, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, ginger and spices in a slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Serve over brown rice.


Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

Per serving: Calories: 321; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Sodium: 133mg; Carbohydrate: 37g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 25g

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