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According to a recent article by The College Store Magazine, more than 30% of fall 2012’s freshmen said that they felt stressed and overwhelmed during their last year of high school. Researchers say that this stress could very likely continue through their first year of college. So what’s a hard-working student to do?! Relaxation products are a great tool that students can use to unwind whenever they have a break between classes and during a late night study session. And one of the best relaxation products is a hammock!   Here are 6 ways that hammocks can help as student de-stressor: 1. Gets You Outside.  When you think hammock, you automatically think of being outside, under a tree, feeling the breeze float over you. Hammocking is a great way to get you outside, which is beneficial in many ways. For one, open spaces allow you more opportunities to boost your health. Going outside is exercise in itself, and exercise is a natural mood enhancer. Finding that perfect spot to hang your hammock will get your body moving and being out in the fresh air will do your mind a world of good. Being outside also allows you to socialize, and social...
Super educator and hammock enthusiast Stephen Mullaney emailed us a few weeks ago asking us if we were aware of the educational lessons you can give using an ENO Hammock! Naturally we were more than interested, and he was kind enough to write some of them down for us. So, for all you teacher folk – official or not – here are 3 awesome lessons you can give to your kids using an ENO! Enjoy! Math Concepts: Focus: Shapes, attributes, teamwork and communication Materials: ENO Hammocks, shape flashcards that are grade level and task appropriate Levels: Grades k-5, math remediation, ESL, EC , Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Suggested Procedure 1. Clear an area and have groups get into a circle around ENO hammock (in stuff sack). 2. Ask for a volunteer from, each group,  and have them choose a flashcard. 3. Volunteer returns to group, and is not allowed to share the information on the card with the group. 4. The volunteer can only describe the shape on the card using attributes, comparisons or similes. 5. When the instructor says “go” each group unpacks ENO hammock and starts to build the shape. 6. When groups are finished each group shares their shape (museum style). 7....
It’s March Madness! Yippee! But, before you pack up the cooler and apply the face paint, you should think about whether your trusty hammock matches up to your favorite college team’s colors. To help you out a little, here are a few examples of our college color hammocks! When you’ve found your school, just pop over to our Web site to look at them all! Good luck to you and your bracket   DH Black/Yellow Alabama State DH Charcoal/Royal Duke DH Navy/Royal UNC Asheville DH Orange/Grey University of Texas/ University of Tennessee DH Orange/Purple Clemson DH Patriot University of Pennsylvania DH Powder/Royal Chapel Hill DH Red/Charcoal University of Indianapolis/ Ohio State DH Yellow/Blue UCLA SN Black/Yellow/White Appalachian State

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