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Spice it up

Use fresh herbs, spices, citrus juices and spicy relishes to boost flavor to dishes when cutting back on fat in recipes.

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Resistance training

Try adding resistance training to your workout to tighten and tone your muscles. Resistance bands and small weights work well for beginners.

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Cooking product: single-serve blender

The Hamilton Beach single-serve blender is convenient because of its compact size and simplicity. It has one speed to blend 1 to 2 servings of your favorite smoothie or health shake. The blender comes with a travel lid, allowing you to drink directly from the blending jar. The blending jar has a 14-oz. capacity and fits in most cup holders. Truckers News praises the Hamilton Beach blender for its ability to accommodate mobile lifestyles, giving drivers ...

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Count calories

If you’re counting calories, be wary of nutrition labels on restaurant menus. Researchers say that more than 20% of menu items averaged 100 calories more than what the restaurants claimed. To be safe, cut your meal in half to ensure the healthiest portion size.

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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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The Cummins Redefining Tour is Underway!

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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