Wiggle your hips in the Dance Bath and watch your step in the Balance Kitchen: The PULSE Plaza is all about being active, and you can be sure to raise your pulse and your spirits at the same time.
Work up a sweat and bring a smile to your faces. The PULSE Plaza exhibition will get everybody moving, jumping and dancing.
The PULSE Plaza is a team experience with eight crazy activities inspired by the rooms normally found in our homes. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to make your everyday activities more physical and fun.
Each room offers a special activity, however it is mostly about having fun while you are running, playing ball or dancing merrily.
The activities are suitable for teams of 2-5 persons. In the Middle of the PULSE Plaza, you will find the login station, where you sign up as a PULSE team. After signing up as a team you can visit the 8 activities as you please, or just some of them if you prefer.
Who will be first? Zip off to the beach on the bikes and see who returns to resting heart rate the fastest.
Discover how muscles, heart rate and lactic acid are related. Ride quickly so that the body will need more oxygen and the heart rate increases. The heart rate can remain at a high level even after standing still. This is due to lactic acid which is released into the muscles, when they require more oxygen than they are able to obtain from your breathing.
Are you the next big dance talents? Make cleaning your bathroom fun with some well-choreographed dance moves.
Dancing is good exercise. When you dance, you use muscles than you would not use by jogging, and you train your coordination and balance at the same time. When you dance, your brain releases hormones called adrenaline and endorphins. It gives you a feeling of lightness and happiness – so you can in fact dance yourselves happy!
Watching others play ball in TV is fun – but actually playing ball does wonders for your hand-eye coordination. Work together to score as many goals as possible in this fun ball game inspired by handball.
Hand-eye coordination is the cooperation between the eyesight and the movements of the body and especially the hands: The eyes see the ball coming. This means that the brain has to gather a lot of information in merely a split second. What direction is the ball taking? How far away is it? How fast is it moving? And when should the hands close together to catch the ball?
To be efficient in a kitchen you need to keep on your toes and stay aware of all the pots and pans so the food won’t burn or boil over. Practice your kitchen moves in this fun game inspired by The Floor is Lava!
Turn off the buttons as they light up by swinging in the tea towel, balancing on the gigantic rolling pin or edging your way around the giant fridge. How many lights can you turn off before the timer is out? You’ll get to use your whole body if you want to prevail. But don’t touch the ground – or your team score will be reduced to zero.
How many food items can you buy in exchange for the energy you use inside the hamster wheel? Ready, set, go!
When you make wheel rotate, you can see how much energy you have used (measured in kilojoules or calories) and what food or drinks that will “buy” you. Energy intake is the amount of energy which enters the body through food and beverages. Energy expenditure is the amount of energy you burn through maintenance of bodily functions, physical activity and your metabolic rate. The difference between energy intake and energy expenditure determines whether we gain or lose weight.
This is your chance to move like ninjas. Wind your way through this obstacle course inspired by a hallway – filled with strings, rubber boots and gym bags. Can you make it to the other side?
Your mobility will be put to the test. For some, it is difficult to bend the body to get beneath the strings and around the obstacles on the floor – and for others, it is tough to get the legs high enough to step over it all. Good mobility makes everyday life easier. It becomes easier to reach the top shelf, to pick things up or to empty the dishwasher.
When you’re in a hurry, you might try to jump the fence to save a second or two. But who can jump the highest?
Jumping straight up in the air requires up to six times as much energy as walking does. So the next time you see someone jumping rope or using a trampoline, you will know that they are getting a great exercise.
In the Fence Jump you will see who among you have the best jumping technique. The muscles have to cooperate at just the right moment. If you want to jump higher, you need to train both your technique and your strength.
Battle it out for the best chair in the room by tipping the big couch potato off the throne. Who can stay seated the longest?
Research shows that it is easier to stop being physically inactive, if you do something together with your family and friends. The danger of sitting still for too long is that it can lead to Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the risk of dying early. So in the Rodeo Lounge, everybody wins!
The PULSE Plaza is intended for families with children aged 6-12 years, and adults and children from 10 years.