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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.

Tabata

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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Cool Inside. Haute Outside

November 13th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Makeup and Cosmetics - (Comments Off on Cool Inside. Haute Outside)

A Classic Makeup Bag with a Twist (and on the rocks)

Here’s the twist,  Cool-it Caddy keeps your lip lusters, sunscreen and makeup chilled in even the hottest of places.  What makes it so haute?  Just pop and play.  Just pop the Cool-it Caddy into a freezer until frozen.  Next step?  Go play. Whether on the golf course, on the boat, or just on the go.  Courtside, beachside, or poolside, Cool-it Caddy is always chillin’ by your side.CIC Contempo-Ice Bucket

Just tuck this fab little ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy anywhere to keep makeup, healthy snacks or even heat sensitive medications cool and fresh.  Great for traveling and taking those essentials with you and keeping them protected from a meltdown. Take a healthy snack with you on the plane for a healthier alternative to airport food or be able to take a heat sensitive medication that you need to have with you and carry it in a fashionable bag.   So many possibilities for this fun yet functional bag.

Available in four styles at fine retailers everywhere or at Cool-itCaddy.com.

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HEALTHY SNACKS ON THE GO

September 13th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on HEALTHY SNACKS ON THE GO)

Protein Pick-Me-Ups

I am reading more and more about the importance of healthy snacking.  If you haven’t tried it, do!  I use to try to eat Icepops Trio1enough for breakfast to “hold me” until lunch and then a good lunch to “hold me” until dinner.  I actually tried NOT to snack as I didn’t want the extra calories.  All of that has changed and I feel better and have lost weight because of snacking.  I now pack my healthy snacks (hard boiled egg, celery with peanut butter and some fruit) into baggies and then into my snack pack……Icepops by Cool-it Caddy.   These bags have an integrated coolant that you pop into your freezer until frozen and then ‘grab and go’.  Your healthy snacks (or any heat sensitive items such as makeup or medications) are protected and kept icy cool while on the go.  The bags are small enough to fit into a tote, backpack, tennis bag, golf bag, etc.

Here is an article by Jordan Rubin, author of The Maker’s Diet about the importance of protein.

There are trillions of cells in the human body, but you’re going to want to know about these cells and how protein influences them. A study published in the scientific journal Neuron, suggests that cells called “orexin cells” are responsible for wakefulness and energy expenditure because they secrete a stimulant calledorexin/hypocretin in the brain.Orexin cells are types of neuropeptides—chemical signals in the brain—and their complete functions are not yet fully understood. Researchers, however, have been able to determine that orexin cells have primary functions in brain metabolism and are also involved in the stimulation of food intake.Speaking of food intake. . . orexin cells seem to really like protein. Here’s why: University of Cambridge scientists compared the effects of various nutrients on orexin cells. The researchers found that proteins—particularly the amino acids in protein—stimulate orexin neurons more than any of the other nutrients.

Lead researcher Dr. Denis Burdakov of the Department of Pharmacology and Institute of Metabolic Science, says, “Electrical impulses emitted by orexin cells stimulate wakefulness and tell the body to burn calories. We wondered whether dietary nutrients alter those impulses.”

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Their curiosity led to actions. Orexin cells were somewhat elusive, but the scientists were able to target the cells in mouse brains—and then introduced different nutrients, while tracking the orexin cell impulses. They found that amino acids stimulate orexin cells, which could very well shed light on previous observations indicating that protein meals can make people more alert than carbohydrate meals can.

Interestingly, they also found (in an earlier study) that glucose blocks orexin cells, but that amino acids stop glucose from blocking orexin cells. Simply put, this leads them to believe that protein negates the effects of sugar on the cells.

Dr. Burdakov adds, “What is exciting is to have a rational way to ‘tune’ select brain cells to be more or less active by deciding what food to eat. Not all brain cells are simply turned on by all nutrients, [so] dietary composition is critical.”

Another positive attribute of protein is that, because of its amino acids, it Blog post photo Jordandoesn’t have much sugar in it and will, therefore, not adversely mess with blood sugar levels. Most carbohydrates, on the other hand, are what will raise blood sugar levels much more than protein does. And when your blood sugar is stable, then your energy levels can remain stoked.

Now that’s a one-two, pick-me-up punch for protein.

 
Start smart snacking and feel better physically and have better mental acuity.  Heading into that board meeting?  Better feed your brain!  Take your healthy snacks to go in your Icepops or Cool-it Caddy. coolitcaddy

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Healthy Snacking

August 12th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Healthy Snacking)

Healthy Snacking for Diet Success and for Re-fueling Your Brain as Well as Your Body

An excerpt from Fitness Magazine

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Think you can’t snack when you’re trying to lose weight? Think again. This healthy, low-calorie snack will satisfy your diet cravings and help you reach your weight-loss goals.

Homemade Trail Mix

For many women, dieting equals food restriction. Snacks? They usually get eliminated in the name of saving calories. But snacking when you’re watching your weight is actually a good idea. “[When dieting,] people often wait too long in between meals, so by the time they eat, they’re so hungry, their portions or choices are out of control,” says Linda McLachlan, RD, CDN, a New Jersey dietitian with Nutrition Matters, LLC. “Snacking helps keep you satisfied and wards off cravings.” Here, seven low-calorie snacks to help you with your diet goals.
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“Diet-friendly snacking doesn’t necessarily have to be low-fat,” says McLachlan. What’s more important: Portion size. A homemade trail mix of walnuts, mini chocolate chips, and raisins is a snack that’s satisfying (thanks to the sweetness and fat) and healthy for a dieter if portion sizes are kept in check. “Mix a palm full of walnuts with a pinch of chocolate chips and a pinch of raisins — it’s not always realistic to measure,” says McLachlan.
Recommended serving size: about 1 ounce of walnuts and about a teaspoon each of raisins and chocolate chips
Calories: about 250 fitnessmagazine

Icepops 1 Blueberry_rtA great way to keep your healthy snacks cool and fresh (and keep the chocolate in the snack mix from melting) is to use a “freeze and go” Icepops by Cool-it Caddy.  Icepops is a personal cooler that you just pop into your freezer until frozen then fill with your healthy snacks and off you go…..to the golf course, tennis courts, hiking or to the board room where you want to be on top of your game with a brain that is fueled.

 

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