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!

101 - A Bucket of BookIts

Mel begins by talking about the book Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering by Adyshanti. She found it in Audible form, but it will likely be aware elsewhere.

She then discusses her experience and provides education about the Shingles Virus.

The remainder of the podcast is a series of BookIt segments done by lisa. The books she reviewed are listed below:

The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China by Jane Ann Day, John D. Day, and Matthew Laplante.

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It by W. Chris Winter

The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully by Nina Teicholz and Aaron Carroll

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life By: Max Lugavere, Paul Grewal

The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health By Justin Sonnenburg and Erica Sonnenburg

Why Diets Fail (Because You're Addicted to Sugar) by John R. Talbott and Nicole M. Avena

The authors of several of the above books were interviewed in podcast episodes on The Peoples’ Pharmacy – which some might find to be a helpful resource.

Mel concludes by talking about the Balance Bundle, which is our featured workout for August. You can find it on our main page, and you can read more about it in our most recent blog post: A Balanced Approach.

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