When you are trying to fit in some exercise, four minutes is enough. Judy Katz, a pediatric occupational therapist in Chicago, is raving about how beneficial and easy FUNtervals can be for children. Developed by Shane Sures, Brendon J. Gurd, and Jasmin Ма, these are four-minute-high-intensity exercises that feature storytelling and rest periods. One FUNterval includes eight 20-second bursts of intensive movement followed by 10 seconds of rest.
Improve Your Focus
They are engaging and fun, but they have also been proven to help kids become more regulated and focused. When children are emotionally dysregulated, they are less in control of their responses to certain stimuli. Katz explains that an adult experiences lots of internal emotional reactions, like finding out that an ex is dating a new person or a colleague has copied their outfit. On the other hand, children don’t always know how to control their emotions so a little movement can surely calm their minds…
Run in Place for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
Imagine this: You are watching your dog — let’s call him Skip — play when you hear some guy on a skateboard go by. All of a sudden, Skip dashes out of the house to chase him. You have to catch your dog. So, start running in place for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Lunge Side to Side for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You start looking left, right, up, and down for your dog. If the sidewalk is icy, though, you slide all over the place like an ice skater. So, lunge side to side for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Stretch Your Arms Up and Reach From Side-To-Side for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You found your dog, but he’s way up in a tree. So, you have to reach high into the sky — all the way to the tallest branches — to grab him. Stretch your arms up the sky and reach from side to side for 20 seconds, then rest for 10.
Jump in Place for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You graze your Skip’s foot, but you can’t grab him. It’s time to jump as high as you can for him. So, jump in place for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Squat and Stretch for 20 Seconds, and Rest for 10
You finally rescue Skip from the tree. You carry him in your arms, but he’s so heavy that you have to squat to refrain from dropping him. Squat and stretch for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Walk Heel to Toe for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You cross a narrow bridge on the way home and balance your body to walk one foot in front of the other until you cross. Walk heel to toe for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Jump for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You made it back home! Celebrate by doing jumping jacks for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
These fun and simple exercises will undoubtedly help your kid focus more.
With more and more people are preparing to do their holiday shopping online this year, Facebook is taking advantage of the opportunity to expand its live shopping feature. According to Kate Gronso, product marketing lead for Facebook Shopping, Facebook (which has been renamed Meta) will begin rolling out its largest live shopping program to date this week.
It’s a move that builds on the social media platform’s current live shopping offering, Live Shopping Fridays, which launched programming this summer in an attempt to entice more American shoppers to participate.
Neverending Deals and Drops!
Subscribers to the daily live shopping holiday series, which is available on Facebook and Instagram, will have access to exclusive drops and deals, as well as the ability to make purchases directly from the app using Facebook Pay. According to Facebook, larger retailers such as Macy’s and Walmart have agreed to participate, as have beauty brands such as Cocokind skincare, Ulta Beauty, and Benefit Cosmetics, the latter having recently launched a Facebook live shopping campaign.
According to Maggie Ford Danielson, director of brand outreach and brand ambassador at Benefit Cosmetics, Facebook promoted live shopping for the brand, garnering over 1,000 viewers, more than doubling the number of shoppers reached on Instagram live. Since then, she said, the video has accumulated 400,000 views on the brand’s Facebook page.
Facebook Live Shopping Estimates $500 Billion By 2023
While live shopping has not taken off in the United States in the same way it has overseas, platforms such as Facebook and, most recently, YouTube, are investing in it for the upcoming holiday season. And Wunderman Thompson estimates that live-streaming sales will reach $500 billion by 2023 and that social e-commerce will be a major driver for brands and retailers alike during the holiday season.
While Facebook is embroiled in privacy battles and seemingly endless negative publicity, industry analysts believe the company’s focus on live shopping could be a win. And if brands wish to participate, now is the time to coordinate efforts.