truckers’ health

When pigs fly

Truckers sign up to run Flying Pig Marathon.

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Secrets to a healthy trucking life

Trucker gives encouragement to others trying to live a more healthy lifestyle.

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Ode to the Twinkie

The demise of the Hostess Twinkie leaves a sugary wake of nostalgia.

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Good choice, bad choice: Frozen Pizzas

We’d rather order a piping hot, high calorie, high fat pizza delivered right to the front door. But the frozen version can be a cheaper, convenient and healthier choice. We were surprised at how tasty the healthiest ones were.  These comparisons are all based on an approximate individual serving size. Healthy hint: Choose thin crust pizzas with extra veggies. Look for low fat and low calorie choices. Most frozen pizzas are loaded with sodium so ...

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Health Product: Wake Up Clock

Product: Hammacher Schlemmer’s Peaceful Progression Wake Up Clock. Price $69.95 http://www.hammacher.com/publish/70460.asp Instead of the harsh sound of the traditional morning alarm clock, this clock uses gradually increasing light, stimulating aromas, and peaceful nature sounds to wake you up. At 30 minutes before wake-up, the clock's light begins to glow softly, brightening over the next half-hour. The warmth from the lamp releases faint aromatherapy scents into the air to stimulate the olfactory senses. Fifteen minutes before wake-up, the clock ...

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New health audiobook, convoy for cancer cure, Project 351 gets low

Joe Martin, whom you'll no doubt remember as the operator behind the Truckercise DVDs I wrote about earlier in the year (Martin's pictured, right, with Alex Debogorski of Ice Road fame), announced recently that a new truckers' health strategies audiobook that he contributed a chapter to is out and available. The book, Truckers' Road to Health, is a production of the Man in White health care discount broker service for truckers without insurance, in conjunction ...

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TA Taking Good Steps for Trucker Health

When I’m talking with drivers about health-related concerns, one of the biggest complaints I encounter is that non-truckers just don’t understand what life on the road is like.

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Sleep provider to partner with truckers clinic

Sleep HealthCenters is partnering with Roadside Medical Clinics to provide sleep medicine services as part of Roadside Medical’s driver wellness programs. The Brighton, Mass.-based sleep provider will educate truckers, diagnose and support treatment of sleep disorders in Roadside’s overall driver wellness program, said Sleep HealthCenters' Robin Gordon. Based in Sarasota, Fla., Roadside Medical Clinics manages a nationwide network of clinics at Pilot Travel Centers. Read more at Sleep HealthCenters.           

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Exercise Product: Fitness Swinger

The Fitness Swinger offers simple exercises and doesn’t apply stress to the spine or other parts of the body.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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