Get in Lunch Gear

Monday, 02 December 2013 by

Who likes to cook at night, or think of lunch in the morning? Nutritionist Genevieve O’Gleman suggests to always be thinking lunch i.e. to integrate lunch preparation from the moment you open the fridge door to when you put away the cutting board. Here are her 5 tips to get in lunch gear: Prep more

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Bad habits are hard to break, but the reverse is true too. Good habits, once engrained are also hard to break. Starting healthy eating guidelines with kids when they are young is a good way to set them on a lifetime path of healthy eating. With kids, you never know what is going to stick.

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

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