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Bring on the Heat

August 6th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Bring on the Heat)

Drink more water

Summer is here and we are all looking for ways to stay cool and also stay healthy.  I would like to share an article that I just read about drinking more water and it’s benefits. Quote is from One Good Thing.

 

Not EVERYONE requires exactly eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 glasses of watercups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

So the traditional rule should really be stated as: “Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” because all fluids count toward your daily total.

But there’s no doubt that drinking WATER is important to our overall health and well-being.  Water helps to flush toxins and waste products from our bodies. It aids our digestion and “keep us regular”. Drinking water prevents dehydration, and It helps us look better too. Water is proven to help with weight loss and helps hydrates the skin which in turn reduces the signs of aging.

There is no denying that your body feels happier and healthier when you consume enough water.

So this summer stay cool, drink plenty of water and keep an extra bottle in a Cool-it Caddy bag to keep it nice and cool.  Just grab a little ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy to take with you anywhere to keep your heat sensitive items (such as lip balms, sunscreen, meds, and WATER!) icy cool and fresh.   Cool-itCaddy.com

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Williams one win away from “Serena Slam”.

July 9th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Williams one win away from “Serena Slam”.)

Serena beats Sharapova for 17th straight time in Wimbledon semifinals

I love tennis and have been following Wimbledon by taping and watching when I can.  I have seen some great matches this year and thought I would capture a bit of it in my blog.  What really stands out is the dominance of Serena.  Can anyone stop her? Not Maria Sharapova!  Serena is only one win away from a “Serena Slam”!  Here is a quote from Tennis.com about their match today.

Five women have won four consecutive Grand Slam tournaments – and Williams already is among that group, having done it from 2002-03. Only three have pulled off a true Grand Slam, winning all four majors in a single season; Steffi Graf was the last, in 1988.

If Williams can beat Muguruza, the 33-year-old American would head to the U.S. Open in August with a shot at that feat.

Under a cloudless sky at Centre Court on Thursday, it was quickly clear Williams’ semifinal wouldn’t last long. At age 17, Sharapova beat Williams twice in 2004, including in the Wimbledon final – and hasn’t defeated her since.

In the opening game, Sharapova double-faulted thrSerenaee times and got broken. More ominously, the first four points that lasted at least six strokes ended with errors by Sharapova. If she couldn’t serve well, and couldn’t stay with Williams once the ball was in play, Sharapova was in trouble.

Asked what she needs to do to be competitive against Williams, Sharapova responded: ”A lot more than I’m doing.”

Enjoy the finals!  When you hit the courts, don’t forget to take along your Cool-it Caddy to keep all your heat sensitive items icy cool!  Cool-itCaddyIcepops 1 Blueberry_rt

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

May 27th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on The Perfect Father’s Day Gift)

A fun and functional gift!

Looking for a unique gift for your dad?  This handsome bag features top opening access with zippered closure, fully insulated interior and our integrated coolant system.  Just pop the Cool-it Caddy into yourCIC Man freezer overnight and you are ready for the next day’s warm weather outing.  Perfect to keep his snacks, medications, lip balm and sunscreen cool while playing sports or at the game. On the course,  on the boat, on the courts, or on the go!  Cool-it Caddy is chillin’ by your side.

 

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Warm Weather Beauty Essentials

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Warm Weather Beauty Essentials)

Cool-it Caddy in the news!

Article from Manhattan with a Twist:

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Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. With the arrival of warm weather comes a necessary change in your beauty regime. From skincare to hair care, all the way to make-up, it’s important to cater to the seasons and look your absolute best. We’ve got the products to help you get there!

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Bold brows are showing no signs of going out of style anytime soon and thanks to Cara Delevigne, women everywhere are doing whatever they can to enhance their eyebrows. Forget pesky pencils and powders, RevitaLash Cosmetics has the solution to your brow problems. Their Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel ($32) not only fills in any sparse or thin areas in your eyebrows, but also helps to control, enhance and condition those sometimes unruly brows of yours. Boldly defining the brows, keeping them in place and making them look au natural, this hot item is our new favorite staple in our make-up bag.

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Spring is all about shimmer and shine. Lucky for us, Milani’s Fierce Foil Lipgloss gives lips a serious new way to pucker up. Formulated with multidimensional pearlescent that captures light, the lipgloss gives lips a pop of color and dazzling shimmer. The unique formula softens, smoothes and shines your lips, making your lips not only look delicious, but smell delicious, as well! The collection comes in six flattering colors, all of which are named after chic Italian cities. The glosses are available for a limited time for $4.99 at CVS.

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Everyone knows that too much heat and styling can damage your hair and with the warm, sunny skies, more and more of us are trying to look our best. I.C.O.N.‘s India 24k Richly Exotic Masque ($40.50) works to detangle and condition your hair with restorative and hydrating Moringa, Argan, amber, coconut and olive fruit tree oils. Its use of antioxidants strengthens the hair to make it shiny and smooth and heal any damage done by styling and heat. Unlike other hair masques, this one really works wonders and you can feel the change immediately.

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When the weather starts getting warm, the hair starts getting big. Many of us use hair straighteners or curlers to tame our frizzy hair in the spring and summer seasons, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve fallen prey to the accidental burn quite a few times. First Degree Multi-Symptom Burn Cream and Pain Relief Burn Spray are two products that work hand in hand with one another. The cream treats epidermal burns to soothe, prevent infection and reduce the appearance of scars. The spray provides the highest level of pain relief and together, they can solve those pesky burn problems in a heartbeat.

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There’s a song about summer lovin’ for a reason. If you’re looking for a summer romance, we suggest you kick start it with 0.2 Fragrance ($120/100mL, $80/50mL, $40/7.5mL), a unisex scent that is designed to evoke excitement and inspiration. Developed by Holly Riddel, the scent was created based off of the statistic that states the love at first sight only takes a fraction of a second. The scent combines Italian bergamot and spearmint to create an enchanting and alluring smell, sure to capture the attention of many. Get spritzing!

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With the sun out in full force, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and looking its best. Eraclea is a skincare company with a line of products that utilize the patented HylaSponge System, which basically acts as a second skin to deliver hyaluronic acid to both hydrate and moisturize the skin. This system, along with antioxidants, vitamins, peptides and botanicals, come together to create a line of products that will keep your skin looking younger and fresher. Their latest products, which launched this spring, include the detox-oxygenating reaffirming mask ($60), multi-action reaffirming face serum ($90), and eye contour reaffirming serum ($65). These new products were developed using cellusomes of Eryngium, a sea holly plant, which provides the ultimate hydration to the skin.

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Keep free of germs with Essenza ($3.99-$4.99), a line of luxurious hand soaps that keep your hands soft and smooth (and perfect to hold) with essential oils, shea butter and aloe. Not only do they clean and pamper your hands, but they also come in a range a delicious smelling scents, including rosemary mint, pear glace, South Pacific waters, mango agave and more. Best of all, they are easy to use with hand pumps and are extremely affordable!

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All ladies know that the heat of the sun can melt a popsicle in a heartbeat. But since make-up is quite a bit pricier than a popsicle, it’s a damn shame when traveling and your make-up gets ruined. Enter the Cool-It Caddy ($24.95-$29.95)! This line of compact cases and carriers have a built in coolant system to ensure your make-up stays intact, even when lounging at the beach. Coming in a range of styles and designs, the Cool-It Caddy is a perfect addition to any beauty babe’s must-haves this spring and summer. And no need to restrict your caddy to just carrying make-up, the bags can be used to keep sunscreens, snacks and drinks cool, too!

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Those of us who don’t clean our make-up brushes on the regular can become victim to unsightly blemishes. Keep you skin clear and your brushes in tip-top shape with Japonesque‘s Solid Brush Cleanser ($20). The cleanser gives you two in one action, not only removing bacteria and make-up buildup from your brush, but also deep conditioning the bristles, as well. Using gentle goat milk and a freshly scent formula, this cleanser is easy to use and mess-free. Not only is it effective, but you can easily take it with you wherever you travel this summer.

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Sunscreen Benefits and How to Protect It

April 13th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Sunscreen Benefits and How to Protect It)

5 Reasons You Should Always Wear It

I am a true believer in the benefits of sunscreen.  I know that high temperatures can cause the ultraviolet absorbing chemicals like avobenzone and oxybenzone to degrade right in the bottle. When you apply a CIC Contempo-Ice Bucketdegraded sunscreen to your skin, you are not getting the  SPF indicated on the bottle and in fact might be applying nothing more than a thick white moisturizer.  A great and easy way to carry your sunscreen (as well as other heat sensitive items like a chapstick or medications) with you on that warm weather outing is to use a ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy.  Simply pop it into a freezer until frozen….next step?  Go play!  Small enough to fit into your purse, tote, backpack, golf bag or tennis bag.  Your sunscreen is protected from breaking down and no longer being effective.

Now to the 5 reasons you should always wear sunscreen( taken from an article in      By ):

1. The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.

2. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.

3. It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations.

4. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.

5. It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.

Hope this will convince you to always wear sunscreen and pack your Cool-it Caddy to protect it!

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Meds Need to be Kept Cool.

April 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Meds Need to be Kept Cool.)

Warm weather is upon us.

With heavy heat suffocating much of the country, physicians aren’t just warning patients to keep themselves cool — they also want patients to prevent their medications from overheating.

Temperatures above 86 degrees Fahrenheit can render some medications useless, according to Robert Glatter, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

“I’ve noticed an increase in the number of ED visits related to mental illness in the recent heatwave,” Glatter told MedPage Today, noting that most complaints have been related to anxiety or mood swings.

He said the effects could be tied to improper storage of medications in the heat, which may affect the bioavailability of the active agents in these drugs. The U.S. Pharmacopeia, a medication standards agency, states that drugs generally should be stored at room temperature — between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit — with only brief excursions to temps as low as 59 degrees or as high as 86 degrees.

Above or below that, there’s no guarantee medications will work, the agency says.CIC Inside Shot 2

Add to decreased efficacy the common problem of dehydration on high-heat days, and that makes for packed ED departments, Glatter said.

He said patients should be sure to keep their prescriptions with them in cool places, paying particular mind to where they’re stored during travel. That means keeping medications in pockets or purses when luggage gets tossed into cargo holds that might overheat, he said.

The perfect way to travel with your meds is by using a Cool-it Caddy ‘freeze and go’ bag.  Insulated and
CIC Contempo Groupingcontaining a built in coolant you can safely travel in warm weather.  Please do monitor the internal temperature carefully.   Purchase at Cool-itcaddy.com.  Prices are from $19.95-$29.95. Cool-itCaddy
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Stay Cool!

March 26th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Stay Cool!)

Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner!

Now that we have seen the end of winter, women everywhere set their sights on warm summer weather, but with this comes the stress of keeping items that need to stay cool like cosmetics, sunscreen and Melting Lipstickhealthy snacks, away from the summer heat. Cool-it Caddy® eliminates this stress with a line of compact carryall cases that feature a built-in coolant system to ensure cosmetics and snacks stay cool on-the-go. The Contempo and Bella Cool-It Caddys cater to the fashion-conscious crowd while the new Icepops® line speaks to kids and kids at heart.

In April 2013, In Style magazine reported that “Women spend an average of $15,000 on makeup in their lifetimes.” With such an investment in cosmetics, no woman should have to worry about replacing her makeup due to meltdowns caused by the heat.CIC Bella Pink

Makeup and skincare users aren’t the only ones requiring protection from the heat—when it comes to healthy snacking, keeping food fresh is even more important. Whether packing snacks for a quick trip to the park or a day trip to the beach, keeping snacks cool is key for optimal nutrition and taste. The Cool-It Caddy product line features products specifically designed to combat both of these issues with features including a built-in coolant system and designer zip pouch.

The complete line of Cool-it Caddy® products is available for purchase on www.Cool-itCaddy.com.

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Spring is Here!

March 14th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Spring is Here!)

No more warm weather meltdown.

Since spring is here and the temps will be climbing soon, it’s time to purchase a Cool-it Caddy bag to Melting Lipstickprotect your heat sensitive makeup, sunscreen, medications or snacks such as a protein bar.  Heading out to play golf or tennis, heading to the beach or pool, getting on that bike or taking a hike, you might want to take a few essentials with you and if you pack them into a ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy you won’t have to worry about a warm weather meltdown!  Simply pop your Cool-it Caddy into your freezer until frozen. Next step? Go play! The cooling mechanism is self-contained so no drippy ice packs.  Check out the line at Cool-itCaddy.com.

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Tabata High Intensity Interval Training

February 20th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Tabata High Intensity Interval Training)

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Here at Cool-it Caddy we are sold on Tabata.  A great work out where you will burn calories all day.  We always take a Cool-it Caddy ‘freeze and go’ bag along to the gym that is packed with healthy snacks to get fueled after your work out!
Here is some Tabata info from Skinny Ms.

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Some say that anything worthwhile takes time and doesn’t come easily. We’re here to prove that old saying wrong. The number 4 is going to be your key to success with this quick fitness calendar and complementary playlist. 4 weeks. 4-minute workouts. 4-minute songs. We’ve created the perfect workout calendar for you.

If you’re not familiar with Tabata routines, you’ve been missing out on the best 4 minutes of your life. Tabata is a variation of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT routines are high energy workouts that help burn fat in a shorter amount of time by boosting your metabolism, increasing your lean muscle strength, cardiovascular system, and lung capacity. Tabata was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and his team of researchers at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. While comparing two groups, one group worked for five days a week for an hour, at moderate pace and another group worked 4 days a week for 4 minutes and 20 seconds at a high intensity pace. The end result showed that the second group increased both their cardio and muscular system. Thus Tabata was born.

Tabata routines work as follows: 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. This equals one 30 second round. Depending on how many rounds you have, your end goal becomes 4 minutes total of 8, 30 second rounds. You can do 8 different exercises, 4, or 2, it’s your call. The more diversity in the workout, the more challenging it is, the more muscle groups you target and the better your results will be. This calendar is here to give you these results. 4 weeks of various Tabata routines with the perfect 4-minute song to go with each workout. The songs are high energy and upbeat. When the song ends, your workout ends. 4 minutes listening to amazing music, 4 minutes working out, and most importantly, forever creating lifelong results for your body. You can’t beat that.

Review exercises ahead of time so you know what to expect from your workout. Some workouts have multiple videos, so make sure you only follow the video assigned for that specific day. Work hard from beginning to end, enjoy your rest days, and remember that good things can come at a fast pace.

Take Along Healthy Snacks In A Cool-it Caddy. Pack your healthy eats in an Icepops snack pack bag by Cool-it Caddy.  A great and easy way to take along your snacks for the day while out and about.

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Get Fit!

January 26th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Get Fit!)

Fitness Friday: 42 ways to get fit

Loved this article (below) from Golf Digest  and wanted to share it.  I, of course, also loved tip #15  which says to take your own food with you to the golf course (in a Cool-it Caddy) so that you can control what you are eating.  We offer our ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddys  for women as well as men.  Check them out on our shop page at Cool-it Caddy.

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By Ron Kaspriske

Being “fit” can mean a lot of things, says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear), who trains many of the game’s top players, including Luke Donald, Russell Henley and Webb Simpson. It can be anything from having your best blood-pressure reading in a decade to being able to slip into a decommissioned pair of jeans again. When he says “get fit,” what he really means is get fitter. Below are 42 ways to do it (one a day for the next six weeks). Embrace as many of these as you can, and it won’t be long before you look better, feel better and, yes, play better golf.
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1. Drink more water. A lot more. That’s still not enough.
2. Walk. Walk more rounds. Walk to work. Walk to the store. Walk around the block. Walk the dog. Stand up from reading this right now and walk.
3. Write down how much you sleep each day. Your goal is 60 hours a week.
4. Strengthen the most important muscles in the golf swing: your glutes (buttocks).
5. Constantly check your posture. In fact, stop right now and sit up straight. But don’t arch your back when you do.
6. Take the stairs; two at a time if you can.
7. Buy a $10 foam roller, and knead the muscles of your body three times a week while you watch TV–especially your hips.
8. Eat low-glycemic fruit such as pears, grapefruits, cherries, peaches and apples.
9. Quit smoking. You can do it.
10. While sitting upright, rotate your upper body each way without letting your lower body move. Repeat for one minute.
11. When you’re done with that, flex your ankles in and out, and back and forth. Make circles, too.
12. Cut your starchy-food intake by half. Start with white bread.
13. While waiting on the tee or in the fairway, extend your club in front of you, and move it up and down and side to side using only your wrists and forearms.
14. Breathe using your belly, not just your chest.
15. Make your lunch. You’re much more likely to eat healthier when you control the ingredients–and you’ll save money!
16. At least twice a week do a low-intensity physical activity that you enjoy. Who doesn’t love a leisurely bike ride?
17. Eat more vegetables. Potato chips and carrot cake are not vegetables.
18. Tap into your inner Elvis. Get in your address posture, keep your upper body still and twist your pelvis back and forth. Do this for 30 seconds.
19. Put your back to a wall, and slide down it until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.
20. Whenever you do a push exercise, immediately follow it with a pull exercise. No break.
21. Brace yourself against a planted golf club, and rotate one knee in toward the other. Switch it up and go the other way.
22. Strengthen your hamstrings. Pull your kid in a wagon.
23. Consume a lot more omega-3 fatty acid. You can get it from flaxseed oil, fish oil, mackerel, salmon and walnuts.
24. Stabilize the muscles of your core by raking leaves, paddling a canoe or sweeping floors.
25. Then strengthen them. Planks are great.
26. Make sure most of your protein comes from the best sources: eggs, beans, nuts, fish and poultry.
27. We like chocolate, too. Switch from milk to dark. The darker the better.
28. Do sprint/walk intervals. Shoot for 30 seconds of running followed by 30 of walking. Try the intervals six times or more.
29. Instead of downing pills, find food sources that supply those vitamins and minerals.
30. Get more good fats into your meals such as avocados, nuts, olive oil and egg yolks.
31. If you’re going to drink alcohol, limit sugar every way you can. Example: Drink vodka and soda instead of vodka and tonic, or drink sauvignon blanc instead of Riesling.
32. Don’t forget to do exercises that move the body laterally and/or rotationally.
33. Drop down and do push-ups whenever you can. Go slow, and strive for perfect form.
34. Let your body hang from a flexed-arm position. Can you do it for a minute? Then skip that and do pull-ups regularly.
35. Jump rope. It’s great for your conditioning, coordination and golf posture.
36. Jump in general. Two legs, one leg, sideways. It will improve lower-body strength and tap into your inherent coordination. Yep, it’s still in there.
37. Eliminate soda and fruit juice, especially ones with artificial sweeteners.
38. Buy a medicine ball. Find a sturdy wall. Throw the ball into the wall. Catch and repeat.
39. At the 19th hole, reach for nuts instead of pretzels.
40. Go out when the sun’s out. Small doses of vitamin D will help keep your bones healthy and muscles functioning.
41. Don’t skip breakfast. Ever.
42. Once in a while, ignore Nos. 1-41 and indulge

 

 

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