By Kelly Harrigan
Surf’s up, dude. Coming to you from the tech corner is the Indo Board and IndoFLO Cushion. Small, portable, and easy to use, it fits any size home and can give a boost to your balance and stay-at-home exercise routine. Indo Board’s mission is to bring the benefits and fun of balance board training to all. Designed to use indoors, human beings of all ages and fitness levels can use the tiny tool in their therapy and balance training. Best of all, you can use this at home, every day, and not worry about someone else’s germs.
The Indo Board is designed to give the user 360 degrees of stability training with a fully adjustable IndoFLO Cushion. The cushion is easily inflatable with a removable pin and allows you to blow it up, almost like a balloon. You control the inflation level with the level of air blown into it. A lower inflation level gives the user easy board stability as they start out. Higher air levels in the cushion lead to challenging range of motion exercises. Unless you are a pro surfer, which I am not, I definitely recommend starting out at a super-low level of inflation to start. Position it near a grab bar or heavy item that bears your weight. Holding onto the grab bar will help to prevent you falling. Because TBI . . .
Using the Indo Board and IndoFLO cushion instantly pushes you to engage your core and lower body, increases your heart rate, and leads to increased blood flow, improved posture, and better mental focus. Helping to create a strong core will lead to improved balance over time and prevent falls—something TBI survivors appreciate. As always, please consult with your physician first. As we’ve discussed in previous issues, you may have balance issues due to vision, cervical, or other medical issues, which may need to be addressed first. Many trainers, therapists, and doctors are currently offering virtual sessions and could offer some tips to help with your current exercise regimen. In addition to what comes with your kit, check out Indo Board’s website at www.indoboard.com for more ideas.
The company has quite a few package options and designs to suit your taste and budget. The Original Flo Deck and Cushion set seen in the photo is $134.95 and features a non-slip, 30” by 18” oval deck surface. No pump or tools are required which is a huge bonus. Balance on the Sparkling Water design and dream you’re paddle boarding in the Caribbean, or grab the Rabbit Hole design if the mood (and humor) fits. Be safe at home, play some tunes, and get your balance on.
Kelly is a single mum, veteran, TBI survivor with a girl child and a frenchie, oolong tea in hand and humor on hand, who lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
This post was previously published on thebrainhealthmagazine.com.
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