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The right attire

I've been working really hard these past few weeks to set aside more time to exercise, and sometimes I have to fit it in between work and church, or other activities. I keep a few basic things in my car (or in my closet at home) at the ready so I don't have to go searching every time I get five minutes to exercise. Since many of you are gone for weeks at a time, I'd ...

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Health tip: Drive and chew gum!

Chewing gum can help reduce stress and improve concentration while multi-tasking. Choose sugar-less gum for a calorie-free boost.

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Health Product: Aaron Tippin's Tip N Shaker

Health Product: Tip N Shaker Price: $29.95 (includes 2 Tip N Shaker- Butter (3.5 oz) and 1 free ATN Fat Burner with/Acai (30 ct.) http://www.atnfit.com/   Trucking’s favorite country singer, Aaron Tippin knows how hard it is to stay fit on the road. That’s why he started Aaron Tippin Nutrition. The Tip N Shaker is a tasty, buttery flavored product you sprinkle about ½ tsp. on carbs such as potatoes, rice, bread, pizza, pasta and popcorn.   According to the ATN ...

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Make healthier fast-food choices

FIT FOR THE ROAD/ You figure anything that tastes as good as fast food and is cheap, easy and convenient is bound to be bad for you — right? It's true.

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Results don’t come free

HEALTHY OBSESSION/ I won’t see results until I start trying again, and neither will you.

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Fruit Smoothie

Any of you drivers who make an effort to stay healthy while on the road know that it's tough — really tough. And when it comes to eating, you have to plan, plan, plan. This next recipe requires planning, but it's so delicious that it's worth it. If you can pack the ingredients for the road, great. But if you need to find these things in a truckstop, just make sure you keep tabs on ...

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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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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

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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