Life

Healthy Obsession

Our new website, http://www.Truckers4aGoal.com, is a place you can read about other drivers (such as Richie Nehrings, whose story is on page 18), get health tips, see information about common health concerns and discuss with others your health goals for 2012.

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Holiday blues

Holidays can worsen depression in people predisposed to stress.  Add a few minutes of extra exercise to your day during the busy holiday season. Make good food choices and try to have a positive attitude.

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Spine Care

Don’t drive with your wallet or cell phone in your back pocket! It can put your spine out of alignment.

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Good choice, bad choice: Frozen Pizzas

We’d rather order a piping hot, high calorie, high fat pizza delivered right to the front door. But the frozen version can be a cheaper, convenient and healthier choice. We were surprised at how tasty the healthiest ones were.  These comparisons are all based on an approximate individual serving size. Healthy hint: Choose thin crust pizzas with extra veggies. Look for low fat and low calorie choices. Most frozen pizzas are loaded with sodium so ...

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Driving posture

Drive with your head straight and chin pulled in, shoulders back, chest out, stomach tucked in, back supported.  Don’t let your head protrude forward or lean too far back and don’t let your shoulders slump.  Good driving posture reduces lower back and spine injuries.

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Healthy Obsession

So here are my tips for enjoying your time, whether you’re out on the road or at home with family and friends, and for sticking to those health goals so that Jan. 1 doesn’t bring with it a hefty list of resolutions.

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Eye health

Eat lots of leafy green vegetables such s collard greens, kale and spinach to help prevent macular degeneration. Apricots and blueberries also help promote good vision and reduce eye fatigue.

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Snack Packs

Pack all your daily portions of snacks before you hit the road. Put in reusable Ziplock bags and keep handy for snack attacks.

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

Chocolate cravings

Treat yourself to small amounts (a piece the size of postage stamp) of dark chocolate, at least 70 percent cacao, when you feel the urge to splurge.  Dark chocolate is better for you and will satisfy the sweet and salty cravings.

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Limit sweets

Hide your stash of sweets in an inconvenient place like your garage or back of the truck. The less accessible the treat, the better the chance of resistance!

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