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Health product: nutrition label scale

This scale and calculator combo displays all the nutrition information the way you’re used to seeing it on food labels by showing a breakdown of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber and sugars. The scale is perfect for those practicing portion control because it calculates portion weight and logs total daily nutritional intake. With a database of nearly 1000 foods and the ability to store up to 99 of your food entries, the scale is able ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: gas station options

When you’re on the road, the grocery store is closed and there’s no civilization in sight, a convenience store may be your only choice for dinner. If you’re looking for protein, look beyond the hot dogs for something a little healthier. Good choice: Pemmican Beef Jerky Bad choice: Ball Park Hot Dog Calories and Fat: One Ball Park hot dog has 180 calories and 15g of fat, compared to a serving of Pemmican Beef Jerky at 80 calories ...

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Exercise Product: Resistance tubing

Resistance bands are a compact alternative to weights for full-body strength training.

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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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