weight-loss

Health tip: Pump iron

The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn.

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Health tip: Fix your own food

Most ready-made snacks are low in vitamins, nutrients, and protein and high in calories, fat, sugar, and sodium.

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Health tip: Bring nuts

When hunger pangs strike on the road, chomp on a handful or two of almonds, peanuts or mixed nuts.

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Before and after: TCA’s weight-loss showdown finale

Official results are in, ladies and gentlemen, and we have ourselves a winner -- or two, that is, one at the carrier level and the other at the individual. Congrats to Prime Inc. for a big company trophy for the highest total weight percentage lost among its participating staff and drivers/owner-operators. With a total loss of 352.3 lbs., the company shed 15.3 percent of its total starting body weight. They must have really put on the ...

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Owner-operator Glenn Keller on the CNN Fit Nation challenge

An interview with owner-operator Glenn Keller about his fitness improvements.

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Former hauler loses 100 pounds with dance

Need proof "small steps can lead to big results" in attempts to lose weight? Look no farther than "Big John" Drury, who at his heaviest weighed 400 pounds, reported Local 12 News in Cincinnati, Ohio. A resident of nearby Hamilton, the 6'7" tall former highway hauler lost nearly 100 pounds combining portion control and calorie counting with a particular kind of fitness: dancing. His success ended up being enjoyable to such an extent that, today, he's ...

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TCA’s weight-loss contest week 7: Individual driver leaders

After we posted last week on the week 6 results of the Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition among carriers and their drivers and staff members, the organization released the week 7 results, including not only cumulative carrier percentages (Prime Inc. remains the weight-loss leader) but results among individuals. Drumroll please.... Hirschbach Motor Lines driver Carl Bailey is the individual leader with a whopping 23 percent-plus reduction in weight, nearly a quarter of his beginning weight lost! ...

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Prime commanding lead in TCA weight-loss showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition is now well into its 7th week, and results from the end of week 6 showed Springfield, Mo.-based, heavily owner-operator-focused carrier Prime Inc.'s personnel holding a relatively strong lead for the fourth week running, but with System Transport moving up a spot to second and gaining ground. Below find TCA's graphic showing the full week 6 results, based on the percentage of total weight shed over the weeks. And ...

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How can I be a healthy trucker?

Dear Carolyn, I really love my trucking job but am worried about the future. I am at least 75 lbs. overweight, have high blood pressure and probably sleep apnea. I try to eat a healthy diet and get a little exercise, but it’s hard. The hours are long and boring and if it’s in my truck and not nailed down, I eat it! Please don’t yell at me and tell me what an idiot I am. ...

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Snack recipe: Apples, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seed Stacks

I am declaring February my Healthy Obsession Snack Month. I'll try to post a new snack recipe at least twice a week. I'd love to hear from you about your own favorite snacks, as well as whether you enjoyed making the ones I've suggested. Check out my Jan. 23, 2012, entry for a Gorp recipe, or skip ahead to the one below! Apple, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seed Stacks 1 medium-sized apple2 tablespoons unsalted natural peanut butter1/8 ...

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