weight-loss

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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Don't blame trucking!

Dear Carolyn, I was happily married for five years but as it turns out, my wife was not. She never shared that particular tidbit of information in our short time together. As far as I knew, all was well. I’m not pretending that I’m perfect but I’m not a mind reader either. I came home from a long trip and she had moved out and left me a note saying she was filing for divorce.  No ...

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Good choice, bad choice: fried chicken sandwiches

The staff here at Truckers News researched the most popular fast food chicken sandwiches, and these three made the cut for folks keeping track of calories, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates. Chick-fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich Chick-Fil-A’s pioneer chicken sandwich wins for folks counting fat and carb intake, and it’s the highest in protein. Calories: 430 Fat: 17g Saturated fat: 3.5g Cholesterol: 60mg Protein: 30g Carbohydrates: 38g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Sodium: 1410mg   McDonald's McChicken The McChicken wins in its calorie count, and it also has the least amount of ...

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Heads-up: NY Times on truckers’ health

The U.S. newspaper of record, the New York Times, devoted significant ink to many truck drivers' moves toward improving their health in their Monday edition. The primary feature, by Abby Ellin and well-illustrated with pictures of many of the drivers she talked to, charts a rise in concern among industry associations, trucking companies, truck stops (a TA fitness room is pictured here) and others for the industry's drivers -- all well and good (and true, ...

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TCA to start health program

The Truckload Carriers Association is taking applications for Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown, a 10-week competition to start Jan. 24, 2012. Carriers who plan to apply must enter six drivers and six office staff members and complete the application by Nov. 30. The contestants will be announced Jan. 1, 2012. TCA has partnered with weight loss clinic Lindora Clinic, whose nurses will keep in touch with the participants during the low-carbohydrate, low-fat moderate protein process. The regimen will ...

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Fit for the Road

Drivers wanting to implement healthier routines into a busy schedule need patience, perseverance and a little know-how.

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Good choice, bad choice Halloween Candy

  Making healthy Halloween candy choices can be a scary proposition. After all, the miniature-sized, chocolate-covered bites can’t be all bad, can they? The answer depends on how many bite-sized morsels you eat and the surprising number of calories and fat jammed into those little pieces. We are not trying to suck the fun out of Halloween but we thought you might want to compare some tricky treats! We looked at calories and fat for our ...

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FYI News Briefs

Trucking jobs dip, surface trade rises in June, Shoemaker's offers electrified parking spots and other industry news items are featured.

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A joint problem

Osteoarthritis and a sedentary lifestyle can go hand-in-hand About 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffers from some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Arthritis affects people of all races and ethnicities, but is more prevalent in women. While there are many causes for arthritis, or joint inflammation, research has shown that people with sedentary lifestyles and people who are ...

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