Exercise

5K at GATS to raise money for St. Christopher’s fund

Great American Trucking Show attendees looking to get some extra exercise -- and help raise funds for the St. Christophers truckers relief fund --  can participate in the the Progressive Commercial Roadhouse Run 5K and one-mile walk tonight. 

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Things you might not know about sleep apnea

An oral appliance treatment by Dr. James Metz of Columbus, Ohio, is an alternative to CPAP therapy that will be effective for some in treating apnea. More about the condition here.

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Majority of drivers are opposed to federal approval for hair-sample testing for drugs

While such testing has long been sought by a variety of mostly large carrier interests, a slight majority of Overdrive readers oppose the move to hair testing, objecting to the privacy intrusion they believe it represents.

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Video: Trucker Bob Stanton on sleep apnea, fatigue research and bringing researchers, regulators into the truck

"Oh my God, I'm one of them, I've got it! I have the scarlet A on my forehead!" --Trucker Bob Stanton somewhat facetiously opening his presentation on apnea to the regulators, researchers and transport folks attending a conference last month.

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Is your gut in order?

Does Wendy enjoying exercising? Grumpy cat answers, but the MATS2GATS Fitness Challenge is increasingly motivational for her and many others in practicing better health.

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MATS2GATS lives again!

The MATS2GATS fitness challenge, an idea from James Crowley of Texomatic pictures, returns this year, challenging drivers to take the months in between MATS and GATS to improve their health and physical condition.

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Obamacare change ahead, but existing insurance system likely to hold through 2017

Bill Zenk of TrueNorth's TrueChoices private insurance marketplace for owner-operators believes big change is unlikely before 2018, potentially affecting the penalty for tax year 2017. Eventually, he guesses, the individual mandate to carry insurance likely will be on the chopping block.

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Grow a mustache for men’s health

The folks behind the Scale Buster app, which crowd-sources reports of portable scale locations, announced its "Thanksgiving Trucker Movember," a social media campaign it hopes will "raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, through the Movember Foundation."

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Of personal bests, the St. Christopher fund and truckin’, writin’ and runnin’

The competitive spirit of the Truckin' Runners Virtual 5K, benefiting the St. Christopher fund, yields a personal best, and an update: To date, the "Truckers Fund" has "given out more than $1.4 million on behalf of 1,653 drivers" in medical dire straits, for more than just medical expenses, too.

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Truckin’ Runners Virtual 5K Oct. 24-30 to benefit St. Christopher fund

The event, providing a "virtual" twist on the traditional 5K (3.1-mile) road race, is in its third year from the increasingly active Truckin' Runners Facebook group for mutual support/encouragement in member efforts to keep active on the road.

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