Health Briefs

St. Christopher Truckers Fund offering free vaccine vouchers for drivers

Truckers can print the vouchers from the organization's website and take them to Kroger, The Little Clinic, Walgreen's or The Medicine Shoppe at White's Travel Center to receive the free vaccines.

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Driver wellness program to launch in January

The Truckload Carriers Association, along with Rolling Strong, will launch a new driver wellness program in January.

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Former ‘Biggest Loser’ offers health program for drivers

Former NBC "Biggest Loser" contestant Pete Thomas has teamed up with Trucking Moves America Forward and Pilot Flying J to offer a health program for professional drivers.

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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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