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BP Scare Leads to Changes

If you’ve had a high blood pressure reading, ask your doctor what you can do to get that number down permanently.

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Fit for the Road

Body Mass Index is an indicator of a person’s body fatness but does not measure body fat directly.

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Adjustable kettle bell

The Powerbell is an adjustable kettle bell designed for people who are beginning a workout regimen. The weights quickly adjust from 5 pounds to 20 pounds—the handle weighs 5 pounds and comes with six interchangeable 2.5-pound weights to customize your workout. The Powerbell utilizes a space saving design by combining seven kettle bells in one. WEIDER, www.weiderfitness.com

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Collapsible Tupperware bowls

If you’re looking to shed some weight by cutting out fast food, pack home cooked meals the next time you’re on a long haul. FlatOut! collapsible Tupperware bowls flatten after use, saving space. The two-piece set contains one 3-cup and one 4-cup sized bowl in lime green and cool aqua. TUPPERWARE, www.tupperware.com

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Good choice, Bad choice: potato chips

Grocery stores and healthy-choice restaurants may not be an option when hunger strikes on the road. While browsing through the gas station aisle for different snacks, one of the most temping choices is a bag of chips, because they’re crunchy, salty and easy to eat at the wheel. Good choice: Sun Chips Original Bad choice: Lay’s Classic Potato Chips Calories and Fat: The Classic Lay’s chips have 150 calories and 10g of fat compared to the Sun Chips’ ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is the fail-safe plan for a quick, last-minute family or party-size meal. Even though pizza should be eaten in moderation, it’s hard to control the temptation of choosing among endless combinations of crusts, sauces and toppings. Good choice: Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza Bad choice: Sausage and Cheese Pizza Calories and Fat: The Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza has 200 calories and 7g of fat per slice, compared to the Sausage and Cheese Pizza’s 380 calories ...

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Lessen the Stress

Life is stressful, particularly for a truck driver, so take some time this month to de-stress.

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Fit for the Road

Losing weight and myths about sleep apnea are featured.

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Cooking product: Portable indoor grill

The DeLonghi BQ100 indoor grill and smokeless broiler adds convenience to cooking and eating healthy foods on the road. The portable 20- by 15- by 7-inch appliance is ideal for searing food on the grill then completing the cooking process in the broiler. The BQ100 features a die-cast non-stick grill plate, an adjustable thermostat, an oil- and grease-drain cup, a removable broiler dip tray, a meat thermometer and an optional griddle plate. The grill weighs ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: TCBY yogurt

The Country’s Best Yogurt holds true to its name by offering hand-scooped and soft serve yogurt treats that are more nutritious than ice cream and contain probiotics and active cultures that benefit the body’s immune system, digestive health and bones. While it’s hard to make a bad choice there, you can make a slightly wiser decision to shave some calories and fat off your diet. Good choice: No Sugar Added Chocolate Soft Serve Bad choice: Rocky Road ...

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