With lots of physical activity, you usually end up with an ache or
pain. But, ice packs can be bulky to hold and leak everywhere.
Well, there may be a way sooth and cool achy backs and soar feet on your
favorite pillow. In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try
It," I tried out the Chillow.
At the gym,
people are working out on ellipticals while others are lifting weights, but
after an intense work out, muscle can start to hurt.
once in awhile, we'll have an ankle roll or something just gets a little
swollen, you know, aggravated knee injuries that somebody may already
have. So, usually, that's when ice comes into play and we ice it, you
know, to make sure they don't stay swollen for very long and take some of the
pain away" says personal trainer Justine Conover.
after awhile, the ice usually melts in the Ziploc bag, causing a big mess.
"It's just kind of everything
you use is a pain in the neck."
hopefully cut down on uncomfortable ice leaks, we decided to try out the
Chillow. It sells for around $15 and promises to provide cool
It's time to
fill up the Chillow with some water. Just take off the cap and put about
6-7 cups of warm water in it. I'm going to do it over the sink, so I
don't spill. We already had about 5 in here, so I'm going to seal it
up. Now, it's ready for the fridge.
the Chillow was cool and icy, it was ready to pull out and use.
know, this side would be really nice, obviously to wipe off anything that might
get on it, especially if you're putting in your fridge. This might keep
it from sliding around at night, which might be, you know, kind of nice,
especially if you're laying it it's on this and it's not in a pillowcase,"
the Chillow being larger than a traditional ice pack, you'll notice it fits
around the entire ankle easily.
"It's really cold. For the most part, it's pretty
soft. So, it would be pretty comfortable I think. It's going to ice
the whole area and not just a part of it."
it's durable too.
doesn't pop open even when you squeeze it," says Conover.
are we cool with the Chillow?
actually really like it," says Conover. "I think it may
actually be a good thing for the gym to maybe have on hand. Like if
someone ends up getting a sprain or, you know, where the swelling is almost
immediate. Just wrap them up until they can get home and take care of
themselves or see a doctor."
If you tend to get stiff necks and backs like myself, this is a
good product for you. It's easy to set up and the cool relief feels
great. To clean up, just use a little soap and a paper towel and you're
this week's "Don't Buy It Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.
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Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.