Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Are You Up for It? The MS Fitness Challenge!

Polar Products is proud to introduce one of our newest partnerships in the battle against MS. 

Polar Products is the official cooling sponsor of the 

The MS Fitness Challenge (MSFC) began with David and Kendra Lyons' desire to turn David's MS Bodybuilding Challenge into something more. The challenge was created to inspire others impacted by MS to stay strong - both emotionally and physically. Together, the Lyons invite others to help fight against MS through health and fitness.

Kendra and David Lyons, MS Fitness Challenge

The goal of the MS Fitness Challenge is to provide certified personal trainers to people with MS in order to educate them about the benefits of health and fitness training. Everything someone with MS would need to compete - trainers, supplements, supplies, support - is provided free from the non-profit.

Polar Products will be supplying cooling vests and accessories to David and the MS Fitness Challenge team for all of their cooling garment needs. 

"Polar Products is proud to partner with David and the MS Fitness Challenge. Our body cooling garments reduce the impact of MS heat-sensitivity and help people with multiple sclerosis stay active. Together with David and the MSFC, Polar hopes to continue to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis and improve the quality of life for people with MS heat-sensitivity.- Bill Graessle, President
Read our partner biography on the MSFC website here.

Polar Products offers a wide variety of cooling garments for Pre-Cooling, Cooling During Exercise and Post-Cooling. Our Cool Comfort® evaporative hybrid garments are especially helpful during workouts!

The Cool Comfort® Sports Kit from Polar Products

"MSFC implements the support people with MS need to stay as fit as possible, overcome limits and keep their bodies moving. Help us help those with MS to beat this disease through health & fitness and combat its devastating effects on the body." - MSFC Facebook page

Learn about the MS Fitness Challenge:

Monday, April 20, 2015

AAN 2015 Part Two: Stop By & Say Hello!

Not only does Polar Products offer an extensive line of products to help cool the body, but we also offer cold and hot therapy wraps to alleviate the pain of headaches and migraines. Today is the first day of the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting. We'll be here until Thursday discussing how our hot and cold therapy products can help with migraines and headaches.

Cold and heat therapy can safely and effectively complement the pain relief methods prescribed by your healthcare professional.

Follow our banner! Polar Products is at Booth 1538 #AANAM

Polar Products offers many different hot and cold therapy options for managing migraines:

Circulating Water Head Cap

Our Active Ice® Hot/Cold Head Cap provides constant heat or cold therapy to the head by continuously circulating water from the cooler through the head cap, which has a snug, comfortable fit.

The Active Ice® Head Cap from Polar Products.

Here's what one customer has to say about our 

Active Ice® Head Cap:

"There is no doubt that the headache cap helps in the management of migraines/headaches. On a couple of occasions I was able to abort the headache by wearing the cap. Yesterday, I had a bad headache, so I took my prescription drugs in mid afternoon, knowing that I would have to follow it up with more stronger prescription drugs in the evening. Instead I wore the cap for an extended period while I watched television. I was able to almost completely annihilate the headache and did not take a second dose of prescription drugs - a definite success."
Marc, from Phoenix, AZ

Cold/Hot Packs and Compression Wraps

Our reusable Soft Ice® Cold/Hot Packs are held securely in place by wraps to deliver cold or heat therapy to the affected area. The packs are made with a patented, non-toxic, all-natural formula that stays soft and flexible even when frozen!

Microwaveable Moist Heat Wraps

Polar's professional-quality Thera-Temp® moist heat therapy wraps offer deep-penetrating moist heat to targeted areas! Our therapeutic mineral beads collect and hold moisture from humidity in the air, and they never decay or develop an odor.

Our Thera-Temp® Moist Heat Cervical Wrap can also be worn around the head.

The Thera-Temp® Moist Heat Eye & Sinus Wrap from Polar Products.

Migraine and Headache Relief Kits

Our targeted kits provide the therapeutic benefits of both cold compression and moist heat therapy. Save 15% when you purchase a therapy kit! For Polar Products' specific migraine and headache relief kits, please click here to choose the best kit for you!

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and attending #AAN2015, stop by and visit Polar Products at Booth 1538!

Booth 1538 is located at the star in the above map.

Find the answers to our most-asked questions here:

Friday, April 17, 2015

AAN 2015 Part One: Polar Products is Heading to Washington D.C.!

Bill, Rose and Jil from Polar Products will be in our nation's capital for the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting beginning Monday. They'll be setting up camp at Booth 1538 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center through Thursday.

Polar Products has worked closely with the multiple sclerosis community for over 30 years. Many people with MS experience heat sensitivity and our body cooling garments can help. We work with wonderful multiple sclerosis non-profits like MSAA and MSF by providing cooling garments for their financial assistance programs.

There are many other medical conditions that can lead to heat-sensitivity issues. In addition to multiple sclerosis, body cooling may be beneficial to other neurological medical conditions including:
  • Dravet
  • Parkinson's
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)*
  • Sleep Disorders 
  • Neuro-endocrine-immune diseases (NEIDs)**

Rose in our khaki KMVZ.

Body cooling is one simple way that those affected by heat sensitivity can be active on warm days. It is simple, economical and is drug free. Polar Products offers every different technology to assist individuals with body cooling. 

Kool Max® | Cool58® | Cool Comfort® 
Cool Flow® | Quick Cool™ 

Our most popular technology, the Kool Max® system offers the highest cooling energy of all packs available. Easily charged in a freezer, these packs are lightweight, effective and will cool the body in any environment, under or over clothing.

Everyone has unique needs and our diverse selection allows you to choose which technology is most beneficial for them. To determine which technology will be best for you, please learn more at Polar's Cooling Technology Comparison page.

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and attending #AAN2015, stop by and visit Polar Products at Booth 1538!

Booth 1538 is located at the star in the above map.

* Please visit Dysautonomia International for more information about POTS.
** Please visit Pandora Org for more information about NEIDs.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Drum Roll Please... for the Polar Life Pod®!

Now that the sun is shining, the snow has stopped and the days are warm again...  it's time to think about summer! With summer comes the heat, and it's always best to be prepared for any heat-related situation. 

Polar Products is proud to introduce the 

Polar Life Pod®

The optimal piece of equipment for cold-water immersion! 

NEW on-demand immersion system
to assist in rapid cooling of athletes

In 2014, National Athletic Trainers’ Association released an update to their guidelines for managing heat stress in athletes. The NATA Exertional Heat Illness Position Statement identified immersion in cold water as “the most effective way to treat a patient with exertional heat stroke” and recommends cooling the athlete first before transporting. 

The Polar Life Pod® is the simplest solution 
for immediate cold-water immersion.

The Polar Life Pod® facilitates on-demand cold water immersion and convenient for coaches and athletic trainers to have on the sideline for rapidly cooing overheated athletes. It is made out of a heavy-duty PVC and is capable of fitting athletes up to 7’ tall and weighing up to 400 lbs. The Polar Life Pod® requires only 40-80 gallons of water, depending on athlete size!

The Polar Life Pod® is packaged ready for use in a convenient gym bag.

The Polar Life Pod® stands apart from other available immersion systems. First and foremost, the Polar Life Pod® is designed to be collapsible and portable - it even comes with a convenient gym bag to carry!

Additional features include a floating head supportdigital thermometer to monitor water temperature and a full length anterior 2-way zipper.

The inventor of the Polar Life Pod®, Mike Laycox, ATL, EMT-P, is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, former Paramedic and a Certified Emergency Room RN with over 30 years of clinical sports medicine, emergency room and EMS experience.

Bill and Mike testing an early version of the Polar Life Pod®

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