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Cooking product: collapsible measuring cups

Sleekstor Pinch+Pour measuring cups are made from flexible silicone, so when you pinch the sides, they create a convenient pour spout.

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Hearty Turkey Wrap

Sometimes an apple just doesn't cut it for me. When I'm really hungry, if I don't choose a filling snack it's a challenge to make it to mealtime. If you're like me, don't hesitate to work some healthy, yet hearty, snacks into your eating schedule. Below is a recipe for a turkey wrap (limit to one a day). It's important to measure the higher calorie ingredients — cheese and turkey — but you can be ...

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Health Product: Back Stretcher

Health Product: Back Stretcher North American Healthcare Arched Back Stretcher Price: $22.19 http://www.wayfair.com/North-American-Healthcare-Arched-Back-Stretcher-JB4866-NAH1000.html Tight, aching back? Finished with work for the day but your back is killing you? Heaven is stretching your back  over this portable, lightweight (only 2.2 lbs, 10’ wide by 15” long) arched back support and letting it gently relieve the pressure, releasing those muscle aches and pains. It increases flexibility, improves posture, and provides firm, yet comfortable support. Toss it into your cab and pull ...

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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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Fit for the Road

Good snack choices for the road are featured along with "Go for the Goal 2012."

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Health Product: Fitness Hoop

Make working out more fun with a hula hoop. Okay, so now it’s called a fitness hoop, and it’s weighted (5 lbs.) to give more oomph to your workout.

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Drug-free pain relief

If you have a sore joint, apply ice wrapped in a towel or a cold pack to the area for no more than 20 minutes. A bag of frozen peas works well. Don’t put the ice directly on your skin.

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Health Product: Circulation Socks

Poor circulation in your legs or feet from so many hours behind the wheel? Finally, Compression Socks that are softer, drier and more comfortable than others, while enhancing circulation and preventing swelling.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Choose dark chocolate over white

Dark chocolate (60 percent cacao or higher) can improve heart health, lower blood pressure and boost serotonin and endorphin levels. White chocolate lacks any nutritional value and is made up of mostly fats and sugars.

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Dietitian reviews driver's food choices

Truckers have more obstacles than other professionals — but with dedication and determination, anything is possible.

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