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Quick and Easy Ways to Feel and Look Your Best

by Cascade Ice on February 25, 2020

Everyday life can sometimes take over, and our best intentions of eating healthy and staying in shape can take a backseat to the hustle and bustle and stress we encounter each day. But, the good news is, studies show that the way to sustain long-term health is to make small changes in your daily routine, rather than a huge overhaul of behaviours. So what does this mean? It means that you don’t have to sacrifice living an enjoyable life to be healthy. All it takes is just a few small “tweaks”! Here are a few expert-driven tips that will help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals for the long haul.

Walk Every Day

It doesn’t have to be a marathon, or even a long walk on the beach. You simply need to get your blood flowing every day, whether it’s taking the stairs instead of the elevator, biking to your friend’s house, or walking the dog around the neighborhood. All of these things will help elevate your mood, burn calories, and relax stiff muscles and joints. Make it your goal to walk each day.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

One of the most important pillars of health is keeping your body hydrated. After all, all the major organs in your body simply wouldn’t work without adequate water intake. Make it your goal to drink at least 9 cups of water everyday. If you get bored with plain water, add a lime or lemon slice, or try one of the unique flavors offered by Cascade Ice Sparkling Water. Need more reasons to reach your hydration goals? Healthy-looking skin and more energy! Who doesn’t want that?

Establish a Regular Sleep Routine

Recent studies have shown that the most important thing when it comes to sleep is not necessarily how much you sleep each night, but having a consistent bedtime as well as having uninterrupted sleep. In fact, irregular sleepers were more likely to be obese, and have diabetes and high cholesterol. 

Any easy way to make sure you’re getting to bed on time is to set an alarm for 30 minutes before your goal bedtime, and turn off all devices, turn the lights low, and lay down. This will give your brain and body plenty of time to “wind down” and drift into a deep sleep.What easy ways do you incorporate into your daily routine in order to stay healthy? Tell us in the comments below! Remember to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How To Sleep When It’s Hot

by Cascade Ice on August 2, 2011

With record-setting temperatures this summer, some people might find it harder to sleep. Why do we have trouble dozing off when it’s too hot out?

According to cnn.com, sleep is directly correlated with a steady decrease in core body temperature. Ultimately, if your body’s temperature can’t drop, it will be  harder for you to fall asleep.

If you are having trouble sleeping during the summer and don’t have the convenience of air conditioning or simply don’t want your electricity bill to skyrocket, there are solutions.

Before you go to bed, take a cold shower. Your body will begin cooling and this will help you fall asleep faster!

If this doesn’t work, get a small water feature or fountain for your bedroom. The sound of water will make you feel cooler.

You can also make your bed a bit more comfortable by cooling off your pillow cases. Put your linens in a storage bag and pop it in the refridgerator for an hour. Climbing into bed will be a relief at the end of a long, hot day.

How do you fall asleep when it’s hot? Please share your tips below!

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

by Cascade Ice on June 27, 2011

The benefits of getting a good night’s rest are virtually endless. You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day when you get a good amount of shut-eye.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, a good night’s sleep can help you concentrate more effectively and can help your short-term memory. A recent study even showed that getting more sleep can make you appear more attractive. Imagine that!

Studies have even shown that losing sleep can negatively impact your health and can make losing weight more difficult. People who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are 15 percent more likely to be obese. This is partially because those who stay up later typically eat during those hours. Also, exercising is more difficult when you are exhausted, so be sure to catch up on those Z’s.

Having trouble getting to bed early? Try going to bed 10 minutes earlier every night, pretty soon it will add up to an extra hour of sleep! Here’s to a good night’s sleep!

What do you do to make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep per night?