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Mac to feature truckers’ health program at MATS

Mac Trailer announced it will help sponsor the Walk A Mile America Foundation’s new program, Truck Drivers Health.org. Barry Pawelek, the foundation’s founder, will discuss his experiences as a retired truck driver at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The Walk A Mile America Foundation develops health programs through experience, and Pawelek’s story is intended to help drivers understand why they shouldn’t neglect their own health while on the road. Visit the Truck Drivers ...

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Swiftwick compression sock to be sold in Pilot Flying J truck stops

“A compression sock ought to be a part of the uniform of every single fleet.” --Swiftwick CEO Mark Cleveland on the long-term health benefits of compression socks. He commended Pilot Flying J for “recognizing it as a driver health initiative.”

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Color stimulates the brain

The science of color has been intrinsically entwined with the psychology of color from the beginning. It's one of the few disciplines that cuts across the boundaries of art, biology, physics, psychology, chemistry and geology.

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Health tip: Keep a food journal

A recent study found that logging what you eat may double the number of pounds you lose, especially if you’re a mindless eater.

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Health tip: Brilliant blue

Bizarrely, the blue food dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade could be helpful in reducing damage caused by spine injuries.

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Health tip: Lean protien

Eat lean protein for dinner to prevent eating late-night snacks.

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Health tip: Whole grains

Trade your breakfast bagel for 100 percent whole-wheat toast to stay full for longer.

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Health tip: Chase with grapes

Eating a handful of grapes may prevent your blood vessels from some of the effects of a fatty, fast-food meal.

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Health tip: Swap meat for mushrooms

Save calories and avoid saturated fat by swapping meat for mushrooms.

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Health tip: The skinny nut

Looking for a low-calorie nut snack? Eat pistachios.

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