You don’t need a marching band to help you walk tall. High knee marching loosens your back and legs, gets your blood pumping and builds a more stable walk over time. Done regularly, it is a simple exercise that has big rewards — less pain, more endurance and the ability to keep doing the everyday

Strength

Thursday, 17 April 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   We’ve already covered flexibility, aerobic activity and balance. Let’s wrap up by talking about the fourth element of a FABS workout: strength. Strength is what people normally think of when they think of working

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Balance

Thursday, 03 April 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   We’ve already talked about the importance flexibility and aerobic activity. Today, let’s talk about balance.   Do you remember the day your training wheels came off your bike? After a lot of practice, you

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Aerobic Fitness

Friday, 21 March 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   We’ve already talked about flexibility. Now, let’s discuss the importance of aerobic activity.   Aerobic fitness is important to maintaining a healthy heart and a healthy body. Inside our muscles, aerobic training increases the

Flexibility

Friday, 14 March 2014 by

FOOV is FABS! FOOV provides a well-balanced workout with four key elements: (F) Flexibility (A) Aerobics (B) Balance (S) Strength   Why are these elements important? Let’s start with flexibility. The dictionary defines flexibility as “Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.” Being flexible allows us to move as we’re meant to move,

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Pretend Play With Us!

Monday, 30 December 2013 by

Pretend play is vital in an individual’s development. It’s such a fundamental way of learning to interact in the world, that most of us fail to recognize its importance. As parents of children with developmental disabilities will attest, some individuals come to this stage of learning later or need to be coaxed into it. Below

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Who Works Out with Foov at the Ballpark?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 by

Foov at the Ballpark is designed for adults with intellectual disabilities, however we have successfully tested it with elderly adults, children, in a group setting, in homes, in gyms, inside and outside. Each time with remarkable result: a fun and engaging real workout. We are excited to make Foov at the Ballpark available and to help motivate people to move.

The US Department of Health recommends 150 minutes of physical activity to reduce the risks of chronic illnesses (heart, diabetes etc). But what counts as physical activity? Physical activity is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any activities that we do throughout the day that involve movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs — are examples of physical activity. Most daily physical activity is considered light to moderate in intensity.

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