Strength Builders

Monday, 18 November 2013 by

Here are a few strength building exercises that you can do this week: Lunges and a Wall Sit combined with raising your hands.     Lunges:  Stand in a split stance and bend both knees to 90 degrees.  Keep your knees behind your toes, take some big steps forward finding the position each time. Do

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Don’t Ignore Hunger!

Monday, 18 November 2013 by

Nutritionist Genevieve O’Gleman says (in French, but I’ll translate for you), “When you are hungry, don’t ignore it!” Your hunger will come back with a vengeance and you’ll likely be craving sweet or fattening treats. When we go into a caloric deficit, our bodies think we are starving and crave fatty foods that will immediately

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Spotlight on FOOV

Friday, 15 November 2013 by

In November, FOOV was featured by the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), part of the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, a teaching law firm housed at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Check out ELC’s feature on us.

Stress Busters

Monday, 11 November 2013 by

Squeezing a handgrip exerciser could help to lower persistently high blood pressure in people taking anti-hypertension medications, according to a report in this month’s issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.  Here’s the article published in the Wall Street Journal.  (at the bottom of the page) So moving just a few times

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Eat your soup

Monday, 11 November 2013 by

One way to control your weight is to eat soup, at least not creamed based soup in bread bowl. Chef Vahé suggests to have a soup ready for when kids come home from school Fun facts about soup: – a meal with a protein, crusty bread, cheese. – a snack before a long evening of activities.

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It’s Taco Tuesday

Monday, 04 November 2013 by

Exercising is one component of a healthier lifestyle. Eating healthy is the other one, so we decided to share ideas that we use or heard of for eating right. The key is planning. Without planning, life is chaos, we all turn to prepared food or take out to feed ourselves and our family. To find

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A new iPad app has been designed for people with cognitive and developmental disabilities to encourage and facilitate physical activity, Meg Finnegan, a trainer with more than 15  years experience working with people with disabilities and Sylvie Légère, an e-learning specialist, set out to develop a product specifically targeted to individuals with cognitive disabilities, whom

  Foov at the Ballpark and Noggin Labs our development partner were awarded the 2013 Silver Davey Award.The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide. The 2013 Davey Awards received nearly 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms

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.

Super Sonja

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 by

Sonja is a 40 year old woman with Down Syndrome. She had a stroke 12 years ago. Before her stroke Sonja was very active in Special Olympics and loved to workout. After her stroke she had a difficult time finding her workout groove. Through years of hard work she is back feeling strong and independent again.