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Health Briefs

Health tip: Cut down on salt

Too much salt can make you feel bloated and contributes to high blood pressure.

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Health tip: Pay cash to lose weight

A study in the Journal of Consumer Research says that people are more likely to buy unhealthy foods when they pay using debit or credit cards.

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Healthy sides at Wendy’s

Instead of French fries, look to some healthier alternatives for things to eat with your hamburger at Wendy's.

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Non-fiction weight loss story

“A Working Man's Road to Weight Loss” is a book about Mike Sammons, an over-the-road truck driver who lost over 200 pounds without using surgery, drugs or special dieting plan.

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Health tip: Move in the morning

Start an early morning exercise routine.

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Health tip: Eat hearty cereal

To prevent high blood pressure, start each day with a bowl of whole-grain variety cereal.

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Health tip: Start the day with eggs

If it’s not even noon and you’re already famished, you’re probably not eating the right food for breakfast.

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Health tip: Pump iron

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

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Cookbook for the pro trucker

Roadcookin’: A long haul driver’s guide to healthy eating by Pam Whitfield and Don Jacobson shows how long haul truckers can deal with weight and health issues through food planning.

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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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