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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!

98 - Functional Fitness

In this podcast, Mel has a fascinating discussion with Dan Ritchie about maintaining health and independence into old age with functional fitness. They talk about what it is, and give some sample exercises.

Dan, along with Cody Sipe, has authored the book Never Grow Old!: The Innovative, Easy to Follow Functional Aging Fitness Program that Increases Strength, Improves Balance, and Decreases Pain. It is available in various formats on Amazon. You can also visit the Functional Fitness Solution website to learn more about the work of Dan Ritchie.

Mel provides some news after the interview. This month’s featured workout is the Whole Body Stretch, which is available both on our website and in the Eyes-Free Fitness App. She also lets listeners know that new yoga workouts are coming. To stay up to date with all the latest information, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter.

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