Accessible exercises for people who are blind or visually impaired

By Get Active

Exercise is one of the biggest things that will protect our health. When it comes to eye health, research suggests that physical activity is particularly important in tackling conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 

Visually impaired since childhood, Mel Scott has long been committed to exercise and fitness. She brought together a team of fitness instructors, musicians, and audio editors in order to provide a variety of exercise programs which allow you to stretch, strengthen, condition, and tone your body.  

The programmes are accessible for people who need or prefer non-visual cues while exercising. We have put together some of her videos from Blind Alive‘s YouTube Channel below so that you can listen and see if this type of exercise program is for you! 

 

You can also download the audio-described workouts for free, here.

Before you begin any exercise routine, it is always recommended that you discuss your exercise plans with your doctor since some medical and eye conditions can be affected by bending, lifting, straining, or rapid movement. Blind Alive also recommend that you read their medical disclaimer before performing any of their exercise programs.