Misty Bell

Daily health tip: Smile more

Take joy in the small pleasures in life.

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Exercise equipment: Ankle weights

The All Pro 5 lb Pair Adjustable Ankle Weights can be used for general exercise and light resistance training.  Each ankle weight is adjustable to 2.5 pounds with 10 individual, ¼-pound weight bars.  All Pro ankle weights feature a wide, secure Velcro closure, internal padding and achilles cut-out for comfort and fit. Sports Unlimited (800) 693-6368

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Daily health tip: Limit unhealthy mental habits

Negative thoughts can have negative impacts on your health.

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Friday Five: Common signs of depression

Knowing the signs of depression can often lead to successful treatment.

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Marathon woman

First female Boston Marathon finisher provides inspiration for trucker.

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Walk for your health

MATS health walk is first of its kind, according to its sponsor.

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Inspiration

I believe there are two extreme types of runners. There are those runners who go to bed at night looking forward to their morning run. Then there are those of us whose first step of a run is the most difficult. That second one’s me. Sometimes I get down on myself because I am not a very good runner. It’s really hard for a truck driver to train properly. Then I think of people who ...

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Daily health tip: Phone a friend

When you're feeling alone on the road, a simple phone call can help.

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Friday Five: Blood pressure tips

Following these five steps can help lower your blood pressure.

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Reflections from the HTAA summit

I'm sitting in a hotel room in Atlanta right now, fresh off a full day of educational sessions at the Healthy Trucking Association of America's Health Trucking Summit. It's been a long day, so forgive me if my thoughts are a little, well, all over the place. But I did want to share a few personal reflections from the day. The most frequently recurring thought today has been the impression that there really are people who ...

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