Wriggle 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 boost both your pulse and your spirits.
The PULSE Plaza exhibition will get the whole family moving. Work up a sweat and bring a smile to your face – and have photos and videos of it all sent to your email.
The PULSE Plaza is a team experience in a fun universe comprising eight crazy rooms inspired by the rooms normally found in our homes – such as a moving kitchen, a bathroom for dancing the day away and a rodeo living room.
Each room offers a special activity, however it is mostly about having fun while you are running, playing ball games or dancing merrily through the exhibition.
The activities are suitable for teams of 2-5 persons. In the Middle of the PULSE Plaza, you will find the login stations, where you sign up as a PULSE team.
Start in the Middle (Midten)
In the PULSE Plaza, you collect ideas for fun physical activities at home. Therefore, you will be photographed doing each activity you try, and in some places you will even be videoed.
The pictures are sent to your own idea collection in the Middle of the PULSE Plaza, where you can choose the best one. You may pick a total of eight photos and videos, which will then be emailed to you.
In the Middle, you may also discover more about the activities you have just tried. You can also test your knowledge and answer questions about the activities.
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.
Are you Denmark’s next big dance talents? It is bath time fun when you dance in time to the director’s movements.
Dancing is good exercise. When you dance, you use other muscles than you for instance would use by jogging, and you also train your coordination and balance. When you dance, the brain releases hormones called adrenaline and endorphins. It gives you a feeling of lightness and happiness – so you can dance yourselves happy!
Does your family also sometimes shout at the television when Denmark is playing handball? Work together to score as many goals as possible, when you throw the balls into the luminous holes.
Train your coordination in the ball cage. 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?
The Earth is poisonous! Turn off the lights by swinging in the tea towel or climbing on the gigantic rolling pin. How many lights can you turn off in three minutes?
When you for instance jump from pot to pot, you are not only using your legs. The upper body and the arms are also at hard work. A good jump requires speed, strength and balance. It is not only in the sports world, where you have to be fast, strong and possess good balance. Your balance actually saves you from falling, if you step into a hole in the pavement or are accidentally pushed.
Does your family also comprise a member with slightly too much energy? How many food items can you buy in exchange for the energy you use inside the wheel? Ready, set, go!
When you make the Energy Roller rotate, you can calculate how much energy you have used to achieve it (measured in kilojoules or calories). 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 be genuine ninjas, when you have to wind your way around the most chaotic obstacles to avoid rubber boots and gym bags. Will you all manage to make it to the other side?
Your mobility will be put to the test in this maze made of string. For some, it is difficult to bend the body to get beneath the string – and for others, it is tough to get the legs high enough to step over the string. Good mobility makes everyday life easier. It becomes easier to reach the top shelf, to pick things up or to empty the dishwasher.
Who can jump the highest? Demonstrate your best jumping tricks, when you try to jump as high as you can.
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 great exercise.
If your second jump was better than your first, it is because you were using a better 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, when the biggest couch potato is tipped off the throne. Who can stay seated the longest?
Research shows that it is much easier to stop spending so much leisure time sitting still, if you do something together with your family and friends. The danger of sitting still for too long is that there is a relationship between sedentary behaviour and Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the risk of dying early. So in the Rodeo Room, everybody wins!
In all the rooms, photographs are taken which the team can view in the Middle of the exhibition. Afterwards, you can have the photos sent to your email address.
In the Middle of the exhibition, you can do a quiz and reflect on the activities, which can all be copied back home.
The PULSE Plaza is intended for families with children aged 6-12 years, and adults and children from 10 years.