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Yoga for back pain

Chronic lower back pain caused by too many hours behind the wheel can be eased by practicing yoga. Researchers say this mind-body exercise can alleviate pain an improve mobility.

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Socialize

Make friends at work. Researchers say having emotional connections can increase longevity and, believe it or not, help you reach your deadlines on time.

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Good choice, bad choice: Chipotle

Yes, eating at Chipotle is relatively healthy, and the staff here at Truckers News praises the restaurant for using farm-raised and grass-fed beef, chicken and pork. However, choosing the wrong breading at the Mexican grill can be disastrous for weight loss goals. Good choice: crispy taco shell Add any of the ingredients to the 60-calorie taco shells, minus the sour cream and cheese, for a low-calorie meal. Each crispy taco meal includes three tacos. Calories: 60 Fat: 2g Sodium: 10g Carbohydrates: ...

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Garlic

Feeling sad? Add garlic to your next meal. Researchers say that enzymes in garlic help increase the release of serotonin, a neurochemical that makes you feel relaxed.

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Good choice, bad choice: fast-food salads

Fast-food salads Although ordering a salad at a fast-food joint commends healthy eating habits, make sure the greens you’re eating aren’t packed with as many calories and as much fat as a double Quarter Pounder with cheese. Make sure to check for two ingredients that can compromise your salad: chicken and salad dressing. When ordering a salad with chicken, always opt for grilled. And for dressing, only use half the packet, or carry a favorite low-fat dressing ...

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Rock and roll

To get more energy during exercise: rock out to your favorite tunes. A study in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology shows that your overall endurance improves by 15 percent when you exercise to music.

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Row to lose weight

Want to burn the most calories in the shortest amount of time? Spend 20 minutes on the rowing machine instead of 20 minutes on any other cardio machine. Rowing burns the most calories, works the most muscles and improves posture.

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Listen to your gut

Stop relying on external clues, like leaving a clean plate, to convince your body it’s full. Instead, learn to listen to your stomach. You'll end up satisfying your hunger without eating too much.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Health product: pocket trainer

Looking for a personal trainer? Don’t. Nike Training Club is an app for smartphones that provides you with your own personal trainer. Tone your muscles and lose weight with more than 60 custom-built workouts, including new training regimens from five professional athletes and reward workouts with Rihanna’s personal trainer, Ary Nuñez. Nike Training Club combines Nike training research and expertise into one app that includes full-body workouts, targeted and professional athlete workouts, more than 90 different ...

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Relax before you eat

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

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