trucker health

Health Product: Back Stretcher

Health Product: Back Stretcher North American Healthcare Arched Back Stretcher Price: $22.19 http://www.wayfair.com/North-American-Healthcare-Arched-Back-Stretcher-JB4866-NAH1000.html Tight, aching back? Finished with work for the day but your back is killing you? Heaven is stretching your back  over this portable, lightweight (only 2.2 lbs, 10’ wide by 15” long) arched back support and letting it gently relieve the pressure, releasing those muscle aches and pains. It increases flexibility, improves posture, and provides firm, yet comfortable support. Toss it into your cab and pull ...

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Health Product: Circulation Socks

Poor circulation in your legs or feet from so many hours behind the wheel? Finally, Compression Socks that are softer, drier and more comfortable than others, while enhancing circulation and preventing swelling.

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Snap Fitness, Rolling Strong launch truckstop program

Ten gyms will open soon at Pilot Flying J travel centers in a partnership between Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong.

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FMCSA groups to discuss Mexico program

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s advisory group and Medical Review Board will have an open meeting that will include discussions on oversight of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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Truckers, health buffs run in early morning 5k

Seventy-two contestants finished the so-named 5k Big Rig Run shortly after dawn today as part of the growing health advocacy at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Health product: iPosture

Worn on the chest, iPosture vibrates when the user slouches and continues until posture is corrected. The small device is designed to be worn for four hours a day for the first month to ingrain the proper behavior on the user, and twice a week to maintain posture improvement. Purchase for $75 at iposture.com. IPOSTURE, www.iposture.com

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Prime expands on-site medical facility for drivers

The carrier now has a full-service medical facility at its terminal in Springfield.

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Favorite Trail

The Des Plaines River Greenway is a great trail. The trail itself is 31 miles long, but it connects with other local trails giving it hundreds of accessible miles off the main corridor trail. It is surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of forest preserve property. It is easily accessible by truck. It is located in northern Illinois, just east of U.S. 41 near the Wisconsin line. For us truckers the first question is: Where can ...

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Friday Five: Signs of a stroke

Factors that can contribute to the chance of having a stroke include high blood pressure, smoking and heart disease, among others.

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Daily health tip: Finish with fruit

If you crave something sweet at the end of your meal, try fruit

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