FDA Warns That Powdered Caffeine Is Potentially Lethal
After 2 otherwise healthy young men died, the FDA has sent warning letters to 5 powdered caffeine manufacturers warning them to make their products safer or risk product seizure and shutdown.
September Is Truck Driver Health Awareness Month
Progressive wants to help truck drivers get in shape and get healthy!
COPD: Signs and Symptoms All Truckers Should Know
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive illness that makes it hard to breathe. It is usually caused by cigarette smoking, but truck drivers are susceptible because air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust are all linked to developing COPD.
The 7 Worst Diet Tips for Truckers
Some of the most enduring diet tips out there will actually hurt your weight loss efforts. Here are 7 diet tips you can safely ignore!
St. Christopher Fund Launches ‘Driven To Be Healthy’ Challenge
If you’re wanting to lose a little weight, change your eating habits and get in shape, join the St. Christopher Fund’s Driven to be Healthy Challenge.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 8 Symptoms and 6 Solutions For Truckers
Ever feel tingling or numbness when you’re gripping the steering wheel? You may be suffering from one of the most common health problems affecting truck drivers.
Kettlebell Workouts For Truckers
Kettlebells are versatile workout equipment, and they won’t take up a lot of room in your truck.
VIDEO: Cooking A Full Meal In The Truck
BigRig Talk shows you how he cooks a complete meal in the truck using a Burton, hotplate and an electric kettle.
How Your Driving Ability Suffers After A Concussion
Traumatic head injuries like concussions are an unfortunate on the job risk for many truck drivers. Slip and fall accidents, crashes, and dangerous work areas all increase your risk for a concussion. No only is a head injury painful and dangerous, it can also affect your driving ability.
Lose Weight & Gain Energy! TruckersThrive.com
Using Thrive, I cut out the junk, save $50 a week and lost 5 pounds in the first week alone.
6 Surprising Reasons That Truckers Should Read Books
There are several unexpected benefits to reading that can make you a happier, healthier trucker.
Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak: What Is It and What Are the Symptoms?
Last week, the New York Health Department warned of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak. Since mid-July, 31 have been sickened with the illness and seven have died.
Food Poisoning Or The Stomach Bug: Why You Should Know The Difference
In order to treat your stomach upset, it’s important to first distinguish between whether you have a stomach bug or food poisoning.
VIDEO: Truckercize — 30 Minute Fat Burning Workout
If you’re looking for a way to stay in shape on the road, check out this “Truckercize” workout video specifically designed for truck drivers.
Free Health Screening, Mammograms To Be Offered At Great American Trucking Show
If you’re planning to attend the Great American Trucking Show, stop by the Landstar Fit for the Road Health Pavilion for a free, comprehensive health screening.
$5 Gifts: Send Love Across The Miles
Here’s our list for $5 gifts you can easily send to your loved ones.
VIDEO: Cooking Plantains And Sausage In The Truck
If you have a Burton stove in your truck, here’s a recipe you might want to try!
10 Ways To Reduce Road Stress
Here are some tips to help reduce stress levels.
Trucker Goes Vegan, Loses 65 Pounds
After 21 years behind the wheel, a Mississippi trucker was able to lose a whopping 65 pounds — by switching to a strictly vegan diet.
Healthy Fats Help Fight Diabetes
Cut out the bad fats and replace with good fats. Recipe included!
6 Proven Ways To Soothe A Sunburn
If you’ve overdone it in the sun, don’t suffer through the stinging sensation! Try one of these sunburn soothers!
6 Tips For Preparing For A DOT Physical
A DOT physical is probably not going to be the highlight of your day, but it is a necessity if you want to get behind the wheel of a truck. Here are some tips to help increase the chances that you’ll pass your DOT physical with flying colors!
VIDEO: Outer Cab Exercises For Truckers
Here are exercises you can do using your.
VIDEO: 4-Minute Workouts Geared Toward Truckers
Beginning an exercise routine can be daunting but if you start by taking small steps: walking, 2-5 minutes of cardio, sit-ups, push-ups, etc., you’ll be amazed at how fast working out can become a part of your daily routine.
Spiders In Your Truck? Find Out If They’re Dangerous
Think that you’re safe from spiders in your truck? Nope. As the video below shows, spiders can definitely make themselves at home in your cab. According to the CDC, there are three types of spiders that you should be concerned about. Take a look at these spiders in action to familiarize yourself with what they look like and how they move.
RECIPE: Low-Fat Chicken Salad
If you’re trying to lose a bit of weight, get in shape or just trying to get healthier, try this recipe!
Magic Cook: Cook Without Using Electricity or Battery
This is an item every truck driver could benefit from and would be great to have on hand in an emergency situation!
DIY: First Aid Kits For the Road
You never know when an accident or illness may occur- That’s why it’s good to keep a well-stocked first aid kit on hand.
App Review: 7 Minute Workout Challenge
If you’re wanting to get in shape or lose a little bit of weight but don’t have a lot of time, check out the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app.
Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a tick-borne illness that can be painful and deadly.
Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Viruses and Symptoms
Mosquito bites can be itchy and painful, but they can also make you sick! Mosquitoes are known to carry many viruses that can cause severe illness and death.
Homemade, Chemical-Free Insect Repellent
Insect repellant can be expensive, smelly and chemically! We found an all-natural insect repellant that’s effective and smells great!
6 Facts Truck Drivers Need To Know About Chronic Inflammation
As a trucker living a high-stress life on the road, you are being exposed to the dangers of inattentive drivers, inclement weather, and mechanical failure every day. But there is another danger that your stressful, sleep deprived trucker lifestyle could be exposing you to — higher than normal risks for chronic inflammation.
Three Things You Can Do To Prevent Diabetes
Start taking care of your health now. If you treat your body right now, you won’t have to treat it with medications later.
Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer
If you’re over the age of 50, doctors recommend beginning screening for colon cancer, especially if you have a family history of the disease.
World’s Smallest, Hose-Less CPAP Machine
A new product promises to revolutionize the CPAP industry. Read more about it here.
Recipe: Take On The Road Pinwheels
If you’re looking for a delicious, bite-sized snack you can make ahead and take with you on the road, give these recipes a try.
The Power Of A Power Nap
Even if you only have 15 to 20 minutes to spare, a power nap can do wonders for your alertness.
Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones
If you’re suddenly experiencing intense pain in your back, side, abdomen or groin, you may be experiencing pain from kidney stones.
6 Reasons Truck Drivers Should Eat More Eggs
Of all of the foods that are available to truck drivers on the road, eggs are some of the cheapest, easiest to prepare, and tastiest options out there. But did you know that there are some surprising health benefits to eating eggs? Read on to learn how eating more eggs can make you a happier, healthier truck driver.