If you need an ice pack for anything, from head to foot, a bag of frozen peas or corn works extremely well. The pieces are small enough to make the bag easy to mold around just about any body part. Leave it on for 15 minutes then throw back in the freezer and reuse or eat it later!
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When I'm out running errands and won't be home for lunch; I avoid the fast food drive through by packing a healthy meal (sandwich or salad ) in an ice filled cooler which I keep in the trunk of the car. That way I'm not tempted by french fries or chocolate shakes.
The reusable ice packs work great for this.
When I go on long runs I take chocolate milk with me and pack flexibile ice packs around it in a lunch box. When I get back to my car after the long run, not only do I have a nice cold container of chocolate milk, but I also have some ice packs in case something is sore. Chocolate milk is thought to have a perfect 4:1 carb/protein ratio for recovery so it works great after a run!
Pack a large thermos with ice water. Pack plastic glasses in different colors for each person on the trip, or pack disposable cups. When you're thirsty, drink ICE COLD water from the thermos.
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