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Sit up straight

Practicing good posture at the wheel can take strain off the joints and reduce risk of neck, back and shoulder pain.

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Good choice, bad choice: orange soda

When craving the fizz of an orange soda, skip the sugar-heavy Sunkist and go for a more natural approach: San Pellegrino Aranciata. It’s carbonated water, sugar and orange juice. Good choice: San Pellegrino Aranciata orange soda Bad choice: Sunkist Calories and fat: A bottle of San Pellegrino Aranciata has 80 calories with no fat, compared with 190 calories and no fat in a can of Sunkist. Sugar and carbohydrates: Sunkist is stuffed with sugar: 50 grams in a 12-oz. ...

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Health Product of the Week

Bobble is a reusable water bottle that filters water as you drink. Bobble was created with the intention of giving consumers an environmentally friendly replacement to plastic water bottles — most of which end up in the ocean, on the street or in landfills. For our review, click here.

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Daily Inspiration

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. — William James

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Health Tip of the Day

People lose 30 percent of their muscle mass between ages 50 and 70. Combat muscle loss with resistance training three times a week.

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Get up and go

Get out of that driver's seat. Studies say that women who regularly sit for long periods of time have an increased risk of developing deadly blood clots.

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Knead out back pain

Ease lower back pain with massage therapy. This may help patients take less medication and spend fewer days immobile.

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Muscle loss

People lose 30 percent of their muscle mass between ages 50 and 70. Combat muscle loss with resistance training 3 times a week.

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Exercise product: fold-up bike

The MIAMI Citizen Bike is a combination of practicality and performance, especially for drivers who have a minimal amount of storage space, the company says. The Value Series folding bikes feature a Shimano six-speed index gear system with a grip shifter that folds and unfolds, making cycling on the road more accessible for truck drivers. Folded, the bike measures 34-by-22-by-16 inches and weighs 32 pounds with all options added. The MIAMI Citizen Bike can be ...

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Hydrate before exercise

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate when working out in hot weather. It’s best to drink fluids about 30 minutes before you begin exercising. This isn’t just critical for your health--it’ll improve your performance as well.

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