“Good Health to You”: Blind Alive, Eyes Free Fitness

Editor’s note: January is always a time for New Year’s resolutions, and maintaining a healthy life style should be at the top of your list! Read what Peer Advisor Lenore Dillon has to say about "Eyes Free Fitness." Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Can Be Challenging Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging for anyone, especially … Continued

Shared Vision Quest Coast-to-Coast Ride: Interview with Mike Robertson

“Dream Big or Go Home!” —Mike Robertson Mike Robertson has a big dream that nearly got lost. “I always loved the freedom and exhilaration I got from riding my bicycle, and I wanted to go across the country. That all changed 20 years ago—my vision got worse, a crash on my bike shook my confidence, … Continued

Keeping Your Balance Through Outdoor Bike Riding

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein Editor’s note: In the New Year we all make promises to ourselves about coming up with a new weight loss plan or exercising more. Beckie Horter, new VisionAware peer advisor, describes her joy in bike riding and how … Continued

Stay Active and Keep Your Sense of Adventure Alive at Hull Park

Editor’s note: It’s Active Aging Week. The theme this year is "Explore the possibilities." Audrey Demmitt explores a "new possibility" and writes about it in a post that is a great testimonial to the ways we can all keep active and explore our "sense of adventure." "The word recreation really is a very beautiful word. … Continued

Physical Fitness: Move More, Sit Less

You may have heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” but what does this mean exactly? How does it affect me and what can I do about it? Impact of Increasingly Sedentary Lifestyles Researchers have been studying our increasingly sedentary lifestyles for years to determine the impact on our health and mortality. With advancements … Continued

Exercising Safely With Diabetes: Part 4 in a Series

Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, is a nurse diabetic educator, VisionAware Peer Advisor, AFB Career Connect mentor, and author of the VisionAware multi-part blog series on diabetes and diabetes education. At age 25, Audrey was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and continued to work as a nurse for 30 years with her visual impairment. She has worked … Continued

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Beep Baseball and the Atlanta Eclipse Team

Written by guest blogger Judy Byrd, Manager of Atlanta Eclipse Beep Baseball Team, and Volunteer with the Georgia Blind Sports Association and the Beep Kickball Association The Beginning of the Atlanta Team In March of 2010, the first practice of the Atlanta Eclipse Beep Baseball Team took place with about 15 players and 8 volunteers, … Continued