health

Alternative two-wheeled transport and fitness on the long road

Prime driver and cyclist Mario Almendarez shares strategies for cycling routes and fitness motivation on the road to better health.

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Gluten or not?

A new buzz-phrase that seems to be dropped whenever new diet trends are discussed is "gluten-free." What exactly is gluten? And why are so many people cutting it out of their diet?

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Operator’s new book details fitness turnaround

Mike Sammons' "Working Man's Road to Weight Loss" details the driver's story to losing more than half his body weight in a quest for better health.

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Stay aware of social isolation’s potential deleterious effects

Someone who is socially isolated often feels lonely, but lonely people aren't always socially isolated. Recognizing physical warning signs of negative health effects is key to mitigating problems.

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Solidarity diaries: It’s a great day for a run

Keep on keeping on in the wake of the Boston bombings, what we do in the face of acts of senseless violence.

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Truckin’ hearts: Tips to keep yours healthy and happy

Heed these tips to keep your ticker working like it should.

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Help wanted: Reach out to a fellow driver sidelined by cancer

Driver Melvin Hendershot has been off the road since April 2012, when he was diagnosed with cancer -- his daughter's looking to fellow driver to lift his spirits.

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Erb Transport, PGT manager win TCA’s weight loss contest

Rhonda Yost of New Brighton, Pa., and New Hamburg, Ontario-based fleet Erb Transport took top honors in the Truckload Carriers Association's second Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown.

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Health and happiness go hand in hand

It's a medically proven fact that happy people are healthier. Happiness gives them an inner strength that actually makes their bodies function better.

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Preparing for a healthier year

Start the year right by making sure you are current on your health checkups. To make it easier to keep those resolutions of staying healthy, we made a list of the most important health screenings and when to get them. (Some may be covered in your regular DOT physicals.) Men: Individuals over the age of 34 should be checked for high cholesterol and heart disease every five years. Remember to get health checkups often to watch for ...

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