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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!

99 - Perfect Portions

Mel welcomes listeners to the podcast and shares information about an upcoming workout and some convention specials. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

Lisa shares two talks she has prepared. The first discusses the why’s and how to’s of portion control If you’ve ever wanted to shop for healthy foods and found it difficult, Lisa provides information about websites and apps to make the process easier.

Below is a list of resources from both talks.

If you want to hear a review of one available talking scale, you can find it in Podcast 95.

Here are measuring cups with a built-in leveling arm:

Dreamfarm Levups - Self-Leveling Measuring Cups, Set of 4 (Dreamfarm Blue),

And here are the spoons:

Dreamfarm Levoons - Self-Leveling Measuring Spoons, Set of 4 (Assorted Colors)

Thrive Market has a webbsite, but many find the app of the same name to be considerably easier to use.

You can use Amazon’s website to buy nonperishable foods, and perishable ones as well, depending on your location. They’re also a great place to look up specific information about canned and packaged products.

InstaCart: is also available as a website or an app. You can shop for items and schedule delivery from stores of your choosing, depending on local availability. You can get some preparation and nutritional information about specific products as well.

Directions For Me has packaging information for a variety of products. You can learn about calories per serving, ingredients, number of servings per container, and preparation methods. We talked about this site in more detail on Podcast 11.

MyFitnessPal: is a website as well as an app, and provides information about portion sizes and calories. You can use it to track calories, exercise, nutrition, and more.

Check out our Eyes-Free Fitness iOS App for workouts, podcasts, and our blog. You can comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to our informative chat list.

 

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