Newsletter - June 2018

Published June 1, 2018 476 Views

play cool, stay cool Looney Juney is here. June is one of our favorite moths of the year because it has the longest day of the year. The summer solstice has been celebrated from ancient times to now. We like to think of it as the shiniest day off the year, think of it, more Sun = more Fun so...

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cool stories - Tom

Published May 24, 2018 589 Views

cool stories - Tom

I am a C7/T1 incomplete spinal cord injury, who has lost the ability to sweat due to my injury. I am also an adaptive sports athlete who has heavily participated in numerous sports in the 13 years I have been injured. Losing the ability to sweat has negatively affected my performance while playing s...

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Newsletter - May 2018

Published May 1, 2018 461 Views

play cool. stay cool. We MAY-D-IT to May! The snow is finally gone and Memorial Day weekend is around the corner. You know what that means? SUMMER is officially here! YAY! It's time to get those UnderCool's out, dust them off, toss the cooling packs into the refrigerator and get OUTSI...

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Rochester Sled Hockey Clinic with Rochester Accessible Adventures

Published April 3, 2018 470 Views

Rochester Sled Hockey Clinic with Rochester Accessible Adventures

We had a great time with the Rochester Sled Hockey and Rochester Accessible Adventures a few weeks ago. We had some of the athletes try the UnderCool when they were out on the ice and the response was great! We here at ThermApparel have discovered that the UnderCool is helping out the spinal cord in...

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MS Research Translated: How Physical Ability Affects Social Participation

Published February 5, 2018 510 Views

MS Research Translated: How Physical Ability Affects Social Participation

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Your resident nerd is back again serving up some freshly translated science just for you! This study is an interesting one, so hold on for this wild ride. Researchers rationalized that individuals severely affected with fatigue would have a lower physical ability than th...

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4 Reasons Why It's Time to Replace Your Sneakers

Published February 2, 2018 477 Views

4 Reasons Why It's Time to Replace Your Sneakers

We all have that one pair of trainers that we love...but they say that if you really love something you need to let it go. Is it time to say goodbye to your sneakers? Here are 4 signs it's time to replace your shoes! 1. Your Shoes Have High Mileage You wouldn't recommend driving a...

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Best Men's Cooling Sports Apparel

Published January 26, 2018 1317 Views

Best Men's Cooling Sports Apparel

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin It's important to stay cool and look it too. We searched for the best cooling sports gear available in 2018. Here's some of our favorites: Alphaskin 360 Tee, Adidas: $120 Alphaskin 360 Tee The sleek and streamlined Alphaskin 360 Tee is designed so you can...

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Podcast: Stay Cool and Look It Too

Published January 24, 2018 494 Views

Podcast: Stay Cool and Look It Too

Crystal and Gretchen discuss the best fabrics, materials, and styles to stay cool and beat the heat!Listen to the podcast here.

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Best Women's Cooling Workout Clothes

Published January 23, 2018 2004 Views

Best Women's Cooling Workout Clothes

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin It's important to stay cool and look it too. We searched for the best cooling sports gear available in 2018. Here's some of our favorites: Nike Pro HyperCool Training Tights, Nike: $70 Nike Pro HyperCool Training Tights The Nike Pro HyperCool Women's Train...

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MS Research Translated: How to Reduce Fatigue During Exercise

Published January 22, 2018 497 Views

MS Research Translated: How to Reduce Fatigue During Exercise

By Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin I've been agonizing over how to start this article for ages. I know with subjects like this people usually start with something politically incorrect or humorous to be "relatable" or "cool". But I'm not a cool person; I am a giant nerd and it's because I am a giant nerd...

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Best Workouts for MS

Published January 17, 2018 563 Views

Best Workouts for MS

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin As much as we hate to admit it, nothing is better for you than exercise. The new year is in full swing and all everyone is talking about is getting into shape. If you're considering joining the workout bandwagon, we have just the tips to get you started: Note: Always con...

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How to Make a SMART Resolution

Published January 4, 2018 660 Views

How to Make a SMART Resolution

Do you know the difference between a SMART Goal and a bad VAPID Goal? A SMART Goal can build your confidence and self-esteem in no time, while a bad VAPID Goal can quickly backfire--- making you feel worse than before. Good SMART Goals all follow a basic formula, they mus...

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In the Defense of Resolutions

Published January 2, 2018 449 Views

In the Defense of Resolutions

It's that time of year when everybody is talking about New Years Resolutions. It's important to remember that resolutions are essentially goals. And goals are scary things when they feel unachievable. Sometimes it seems easier to not have goals at all. After all, you can't fail a goal yo...

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The Little Black Dress 3 Ways for the Holidays

Published December 21, 2017 727 Views

The Little Black Dress 3 Ways for the Holidays

by Crystal Mendoza Paulin If you, like me, have a number of holiday parties to attend and no time to do some serious shopping, then you may have to "recycle" some looks this year. If you would rather skip the party and stay home than repeat a look don't cancel your party plans just...

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Easy (Really!) Halloween Costumes

Published October 31, 2017 1106 Views

Easy (Really!) Halloween Costumes

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin So it's Halloween and you don't have a costume? Took a look at costume ideas online and shrieked in fright at the level of complexity most costumes seem to have these days? Well fret not, for I have some tried and true last minute costumes for you! Above: Grad...

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How To Do 10,000 Things at Once

Published September 14, 2017 636 Views

How To Do 10,000 Things at Once

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Tired of never having time for yourself? Sick of always falling behind on things? Trust me, procrastination was my enemy for years until I learned to restructure my life. When you've got tons of things going on, it's easy to dismiss everything as impossible. Y...

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Best Cooling Gear for a Ride

Published September 13, 2017 1314 Views

Best Cooling Gear for a Ride

by Marcus, NY I was diagnosed with MS in the spring of 2013.  Since then I have had 3 major exacerbations during which I had partial to full paralysis on the right side of my body.  I have been fortunate to find a treatment course (Tysabri for 2 years and now Rituxan for 1.5 years) which has kept me...

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How to Actually Achieve Your Goals

Published September 12, 2017 585 Views

How to Actually Achieve Your Goals

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Now that we've talked about the importance of having goals, we need to talk about creating good goals. A bad goal, one that is impossible to achieve or impossible to commit to, can quickly backfire--- making you feel even worse than before. A good goal, on the other hand...

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The Benefits of Goals

Published September 7, 2017 577 Views

The Benefits of Goals

Goals. They are scary things when they feel unachievable. Sometimes it seems easier to not have goals at all. After all, you can't fail a goal you never set. But goals are important and beneficial for your mental and physical well-being. Here's why you should have goals year round--- and not those h...

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How to Prepare for a Ride

Published September 5, 2017 477 Views

How to Prepare for a Ride

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin With the start of fall comes the start of Ride--- or Bike--- season! This means that several organizations around the country are gearing up to host Rides for fundraising and to increase awareness of the cause they represent. Participating in a Ride is a great way to not...

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Self-Improvement

Published September 4, 2017 573 Views

Self-Improvement

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Fall is here! That means students everywhere are trudging back to class---and maybe we should too. Fall is an excellent time to reflect on and improve ourselves before the hustle and bustle of the winter Holiday season. So sit back, sip on some apple cider, and f...

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Harvey Relief

Published September 1, 2017 483 Views

Harvey Relief

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Hurricane Harvey caused record breaking floods and devastation to Texas--- displacing an estimated 30,000 Houstonians from their homes. As a Texan this cause literally hits close to home--- my sister is safe (for now) in the Northern part of Houston, but I know others...

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Kayaking

Published August 31, 2017 512 Views

Kayaking

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin If you love water but don't necessarily love getting wet, then aquatic sports might not seem right for you. But what if there was a way to be near the water without ever getting wet and you get a workout out of it? Sounds too good to be true? Don't take it from us, hop o...

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Hiking

Published August 29, 2017 464 Views

Hiking

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Beautiful weather and clear skies are a perfect recipe for a day outdoors. Grab your walking shoes and hit your favorite trail--- or visit a route you've never traveled before! Just remember to stay cool for a long day out in the sun. Review our Hydration Guide here for...

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Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

Published August 28, 2017 506 Views

Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin As a Texan, I am no stranger to large and crowded State Fairs. However, in spite of living nearly 6 years in upstate New York, I never had the time or opportunity to make it down to the NY State Fair. So when a good friend of mine (and Syracuse native) offered to show me...

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Cycling

Published August 22, 2017 493 Views

Cycling

What's safe, family-friendly, fun and can be done from the comfort of your home? Cycling! So grab your helmet and ride to your favorite park. Plus, with adaptive bikes and trikes, anyone can ride! So let's go! And don't forget to grab your favorite cooling vest before you go so you can ride cool and...

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Amusement Parks

Published August 17, 2017 541 Views

Amusement Parks

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin Amusement parks. It's every kid's dream to go to one. (Especially that really big one with the castle and the ears!) But let's face it: parks can be big, scary, and exhausting. More trouble than they're worth, right? Wrong! Here are our quick tips to ensure a fun time at...

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A Day at the Grill

Published August 15, 2017 539 Views

A Day at the Grill

You say "Summer!" and I say "Cookout!" Don't let your friends and family go hungry this summer, fire up that grill! Whether you call it a barbecue, cookout, or parillada, the delicious taste of food from a grill is understood in any language. Labor Day is just a few...

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Road Trip

Published August 10, 2017 619 Views

Road Trip

by Crystal R. Mendoza Paulin What's better than open road and open skies? Exactly. So hit the road and let's go! I am very lucky to have experienced road trips both as a driver and as a passenger. Whether it was 48 hour expeditions from Kansas to Mexico, or a day trip to Syracuse, there's something...

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Let's Go Swimming

Published August 8, 2017 533 Views

Let's Go Swimming

Whether you live right on the beach or not, summer is definitely the time for fun in the water! Grab your favorite fruity drink and settle in for a day by the shore! Rule #1: Know your shore Every beach, pool, lake, and water park is different. No matter where you're going, make sure to plan your tr...

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