Life

Relax before you eat

To improve psychological and physiological health, relax before you eat.

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Snap Fitness, Rolling Strong launch truckstop program

Ten gyms will open soon at Pilot Flying J travel centers in a partnership between Snap Fitness and Rolling Strong.

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Eat weird

Order the weirdest thing on the menu: Unusual foods tend to be healthier because they’re raised or grown in nature, not in concentrated feedlots or on farms that use pesticides.

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Drink water to lose weight

The average person consumes about 400 calories a day from beverages. Swap out juice and soft drinks for no-calorie drinks like unsweetened tea and water to lose up to 40 pounds in a year.

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Morning fuel

To kick-start your metabolism for the day, eat a breakfast that contains protein, fiber and fat. Try a scrambled egg and a cup of berries.

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Eat your veggies

For the sake of your health and your waistline, make sure vegetables take up the majority of the space on your plate.

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Take a siesta

Feeling sluggish? Take a nap. Short 15 to 20 minute power naps can increase reaction time, boost critical thinking and rejuvenate the mind.

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Fitbit: wireless fitness tracking

Fitbit is a wireless device that automatically tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and sleep quality. Unlike a pedometer, the Fitbit Tracker uses a MEMS 3-axis accelerometer that measures motion patterns. The device syncs wirelessly to your computer to keep tabs on your exact movements, so you can learn how active you are and how to tweak your exercise habits to meet fitness goals. The Fitbit Tracker is available at fitbit.com for $100.

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Adopt a pet

Thinking about bringing a pet into the family? Researchers at the American Psychological Association say that pet owners are happier, healthier and better adjusted than folks who didn’t have a dog or a cat.

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Making the Journey Together

I am making a commitment to myself, my family, my friends, my coworkers and you, Truckers News readers — it is time to get healthy and stay healthy! Please join me on this journey.

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