Exercise Isn’t Just for Gym Class Anymore

12074316951124442156exercise fitness black.svg.hiWhen you think of exercise, do you think of Mr. Sumner’s grade-school gym class? Does the thought of working out bring flashbacks of endless jumping jacks in the gym? Today is a busier world than ones we fondly remember, be it ten months ago or ten years ago. But worry no more – Nasco’s Physical Education world has lots of products to make your reentry – or continued participation – in the world of sports and exercises a breeze.

Got game? Get the urge to get a few of your friends together for fun and fitness? We can add color and durability, no matter what sport you choose. A neighborhood baseball game? We have colorful Whiffle Baseballs (2-7/8”) for the beginner (White PE00310; Red PE00971; Purple PE00976 and more); a 9” Softouch® IncrediBall®, PE00575, or a 16” Chicago Style Official Clincher® PE01094 Baseball. Baseball bats? How about a colorful set including red, orange, blue, green, purple and yellow PE05833? Or gloves: Champion® 12” Leather/Vinyl Glove, PE00270 for lefties and PE00269 for righties; or a Franklin® 13” Fielders Glove, PE04945 for lefties, PE04944 for righties?

Maybe it’s easier to get your friends to play hoops. Gals and guys both will have a great time shooting with our huge assortment of basketballs. We carry great brands like Spaulding®, Wilson®, Baden®, Rawllings®, Champion®, Tachikara®, and Mikasa® in men, women, and junior sizes.

When the football game inside gets boring (or when you’ve had way too many snacks), why not grab the group and go outside and toss around your own pigskin? We have all prices ranges and materials, such as Wilson® 1005 NCAA Size 5 Leather Ball (PE05040), Fun Gripper® Grip Zone™ 8-1/2” Football in blue (PE03892), Yellow (PE03890), Red (PE03888) and more, or a 10-Man Flag Football Set (PE06695).

Maybe you’d like to develop – or redevelop – the grace of a gazelle and the eye of a hawk. Tennis might be more your style. Nasco carries great racquets such as the Champion® Aluminum Racquet with Leather Grip with Midsize Head (PE06479), or A MAC-T™ Motion Partner Tennis Racket Set of 6 (PE08641). We have lots of tennis balls, too: everything from a package of three Penn® Coach Teaching Balls (PE01096) to Gamma Quick Kids™
36 Foam Balls (PE07967 for bag of 12 balls).

How about volleyball in the sand (or in the snow)? A colorful array awaits you! Try a Champion® Synthetic Leather Volleyball (PE05765), a Spaulding® TF-VB1 Volleyball in red/white/blue (PE08400), or a Tachikara® Fashion Volleyball in Shamrock Green (PE07489). Of course, plain white rules too: maybe a White Tachikara® Gold Volleyball (PE00092) or a Mikasa® Recreational Volleyball (PE04952).

Not a lot of room? Gymsticks Resistance Sets might just be for you. We have light resistance (PE07837) all the way up to Super Strong (PE07841). Nasco also carries SPRI®Xertubes®, (yellow PE05283, Green PE05284, Red PE05285, and more), or colorful Dyna-Band® Stretch Latex Resistance Bands (Light/Pink PE00587, Medium/Green PE00586, or Heavy Resistance/Purple PE00588). There are colorful Exercise Balls ranging from 18” dia. (PE05187 and more) to 37” (PE05192) dia.

Don’t forget that walking outside, around a gym, or through the mall are also great ways to keep in shape. We have a wonderful range of pedometers, including ULTRAK 240 with a large display and single button operation (PE07442), MAC-T® Pedometer (PE08013(A)), or an ACCUSPLIT® AE1620 Pedometer (WA25975).

Want to keep track of your heart rate too? We have a number of items to choose from. The Pulse Flash Heart Rate Monitor (PE09021) and the ePulse®2 Heart Rate Monitor & Calorimeter (PE07497) can be worn as watches. And the Omron® Body Logic™ Body Fat Analyzer SB28528 can give you measurements in seven seconds.

All in all, getting in shape is not just for gym class any more. It’s for all of us, no matter our age, size, or experience. Come check out our Physical Education catalog and see what exercise can be!

Questions on any of our products? Feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Center at 1-800-558-9595, or visit our website www.enasco.com.

Nutrition Rules!

Fruits and Vegetables (3)I bet that when you were a kid, you’d roll your eyes every time your mother told you to eat your vegetables. Now that you’re older, you realize mom really did know what she was talking about.

Nutrition is on everyone’s mind these days. We all are aware of the need to eat smarter. This is the world of Nasco Nutrition.

Start when children are young. Our Health and Your Body Book Collection (EL10981) inspires healthy habits with easy-to-read pages. Healthy Eating with MyPlate Series (WA29074) teaches kids about the importance of a healthy diet.

Posters are always incentive-makers. Nasco’s Healthy Food Train Poster (WA28304) starts children out on the right track by showing lists of healthy foods and portions. And the Mini English Color Posters (WA28317, set of 9) are as colorful as they are informative.

Who wouldn’t have fun with the Periodic Table of Fruits and Vegetables Posters (SB48659), the Periodic Table of Sugar Poster (SB48009), the Period Table of Caffeine Beverages (WA25955), or the Period Table of Snacks (SB47210) Posters? You’ll be amazed how many calories and how much sugar chips and a soda can be!

Junk food is one of the most invasive pastimes of young and old. Junk Food Blubber Busters™ (SB34987) and Fast Food Blubber Busters™ (SB49316) show you just how much fat is in your favorites. Our Fast Food Poster (WA28309) highlights common fast food choices and healthier alternatives. And need a reminder how much sugar is in the foods and drinks we consume? Look no further than our Sugar Shocker Food Poster (WA31429).

Obesity in children and adults is not a laughing matter. Nasco carries DVDs that really bring this matter to light. Obesity: An American Epidemic (WA26781) and Big Kids (SB50023) powerfully examine the physical and emotional results of the problem.

Good eating can be a good time, too. Our MyPlate Bulletin Board Set (WA31314) features healthy food characters engaged in physical activity. The original MyPlate (WA29164) reminds kids to make wise choices. And you can learn portion sizes and a variety of healthy choices with the Healthy Food for a Healthy You Bingo Game (WA29860).

Eating healthy is a life long commitment. Start small, keep it going. Keep it fun. And check Nasco’s Nutrition and Hands-on Health catalogs for more great nutrition ideas!

Nasco Releases 2015 Health Care Catalog!

The 2015-2016 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form® Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California.

The 220-page catalog includes Life/form® products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice.

The catalog features these new Life/form® products: IV Arm Circulation Pump, Advanced Suture Trainer, Complete Ostomy Care Simulator, Advanced Injection Belly, Cricothyrotomy Simulator, Continuous Compression Manikin, and much more. The catalog continues to offer the Advanced Injection Arm; Advanced IV Hand; Diabetic Injection Trainers; First-Aid Arm; PALS Update Kit; Infant Airway Management Trainers; Intraosseous Infusion Simulators; Basic Buddy®, Baby Buddy™, and CPR Prompt® CPR Manikins; the GERi™ and KERi™ Nursing Skills Manikins; Micro-Preemie Simulator; Venatech IV Trainer; Patient Education Tracheostomy Care Set; Advanced Sanitary CPR Dog; and BioQuest® Inflatable Lung Kits featuring real NASCO-Guard® Preserved swine lungs. All Life/form® products are handcrafted in the U.S.A with ISO 9001 quality standards and feature the Life/form® five-year warranty.

Other products include the CPARLENE® CPR Manikins and Torsos — the most versatile and interchangeable CPR manikins available anywhere. The CRiSis™ Manikin is a Complete Resuscitation System with six stations, allowing you to practice different scenarios. The Child CRiSis™ Manikin and Infant CRiSis™ Manikin provide complete PALS training capabilities in one manikin. These features make this manikin line great for introductory classes, as well as advanced students. Add our full line of moulage products to complete many training scenarios.

The catalog also offers breast self-exam models, reproductive anatomy and gynecological models, anatomical models and replicas, skeletal materials, food and nutrition guidelines and replicas, Medcom/Trainex DVDs, anatomical charts, multimedia kits, games, and a complete line of Life/form® accessories.

View the Nasco Health Care catalog online at eNasco.com/healthcare to explore new products and special website sale items.

For your free copy of the 2014 Nasco Health Care catalog, write to: Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901; call 1.800.558.9595; or order online.

Building 101

AC077177The space within becomes the reality of the building.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The size of a building is only as big as the heart of its creator. And Nasco carries building sets for every age and size of Frank Lloyd wannabees.

Let’s start with BIG blocks. They make great forts, crawl-throughs, fences, and towers. Brik-A-Blok™ Building Sets (EL10697) are easy to assemble, 16” x 16” and are suitable for outdoor play. How about our Jumbo Cardboard Block Deluxe Set (SB41803 for 40 pieces), made of a strong, heavy grade cardboard? Our Wonder Foam® Blocks™ (SB19352 for 68 blocks) are colorful, soft, and lightweight? And our Play Brix™ (SB41383) are made from corrugated cardboard and printed with a water-resistant coating.

Want to take your building to the next level? Nasco has a huge selection of KNEX® Building Sets to test your creativity and techniques. The Energy, Motion & Aeronautics Set (SB48251) encourages you to build 9 models including an airplane with controls; The Real Bridge Building Set (SB37491) demonstrates 7 key bridge types including an arch, beam, and cantilever; and the huge Simple Machines Deluxe Set (SB30189) includes one 12-volt motor to building 60 fully-functioning models including the 5 foot tall Big Ball Factory.

We have fun marble runs you can build too! The Marble Run Construction Game with 88 pieces (SB19677), or the Block N Roll™ Deluxe Set (SB40321) help you build spectacular structures for your marbles to roar through. Better yet, we have Techno Gears Marble Mania that will keep builders busy for hours by creating moving and working creations. Try The Alpha (SB49753) or The Genius 2.0 (SB46839) with over 400 pieces including dual power listers, quad track marble channels, and a marble loop channel.

How about going on a trip? We have delightful wooden train sets you can track all around your room: the Wooden Train Set (SB39018, 100 pcs.) has a variety of tracks, creating a different configuration every time you build it. Or it’s bigger brother, the Deluxe Wooden Railway Set (SB41793. 132 pieces) that has everything a young engineer could need. Need some background scenery for your trains? Nasco offers a 100-piece Colored Wooden Block Super Set (SB40058) to make buildings, towers, and more.

Then there are the variety of building components that dazzle the fingers and the mind. Take a look at Magnetic Polydrons (TB25594), 184 pieces of magnetic activity; Superstructs Wacky Machine Set (EL11911) that builds seven different zany machines; or perhaps Linkazoo!™ (EL10841) that lets you construct endless animal formations that will defy both gravity and the laws of nature.

You are never too young or too old to improve your cognitive skills, expand your creativity, and to plain have fun. Building the buildings of tomorrow keeps your mind sharp and your patience under control. Let Nasco help you have fun all the way.

Questions on any of our products? Feel free to call our friendly Customer Service Center at 1-800-558-9595, or visit our website http://www.enasco.com.