Health

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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.


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Mood Food

Happiness Hacks: Improve Your Mood With Food

It isn’t news that driving a truck can be lonely and stressful. Many truck drivers battle the blues on a… Read more »


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Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones

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.


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Eggs

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.


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Heat Stroke

Do You Know The Symptoms Of Heatstroke?

A hot truck can not only be uncomfortable — it can be deadly for you, your riders, and any pets… Read more »


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Secret Menu Hacks

5 Essential Secret Menu Hacks At Your Favorite Truck Stop Restaurants

While we always advocate healthy eating and cooking on your truck if possible, sometimes it just isn’t. And when those… Read more »


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Garlic

8 Surprising Health Benefits Of Garlic

Most of us love the way that garlic tastes and smells in food, but did you know that it also… Read more »


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Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

You take care of your family at home. You take care of you truck, your load and your job. Take care of yourself and protect your health!


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VIDEO: 5 Stretches To Ease Back Pain

VIDEO: 5 Stretches To Ease Back Pain

Riding in a truck all day can make your back ache! Many drivers battle constant, nagging back pain. Here are five stretches you can do to reduce back pain.


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HIV Outbreak

Indiana Asks Truck Drivers To Help Stop HIV Outbreak

Indiana is facing a drug-fueled HIV outbreak of “historic proportions” and health officials are asking truck drivers to help them… Read more »


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Tips for Taking Your Pets On The Road

When To Take Your Pet To the Vet

Your pet can’t communicate when it’s feeling unwell, but there are some warning signs that your furry friend is not feeling well.


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Magnesium: Why You Might Need More Of It In Your Diet

Magnesium: Why You Might Need More Of It In Your Diet

One mineral that may be missing from your diet can ease the symptoms of anxiety, help you sleep at night and stave off constipation.


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FitnessBlender Stretch

FitnessBlender: A Free Resource For Workouts, Nutrition Plans, and Fitness Facts

If you’re looking for a way to improve your fitness levels on the road, it can be tough to get… Read more »


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Symptoms of Glaucoma

Symptoms of Glaucoma

If you’re experiencing vision loss, redness of the eyes, halos of light, eyes that look hazy, pain in your eye(s), narrowed vision or vision loss, you need to have your eyes examined.


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Adrenal Fatigue: The Stress Syndrome

Adrenal Fatigue: The Stress Syndrome

If you’re experiencing chronic fatigue, body aches, low blood pressure, hair loss, blurry vision or lightheadedness, you may have adrenal fatigue.


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Attention Thieves

5 Weird Things That Can Interfere With Your Focus While Driving

It has become so hard to pay attention in the modern world that a Georgetown professor called the ability to… Read more »


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Compression Socks

Compression Socks: 4 Compelling Reasons To Get A Pair Now

If you’re like most people, you probably think that compression socks are just for pregnant women and elderly people. But… Read more »


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Bad Vibrations

The Dangers Of Whole Body Vibration (And What You Can Do About It)

Truck drivers are tougher than the average person. They have to be, to single-handedly control an 80,000 pound vehicle for… Read more »


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Symptoms Of Shingles

Symptoms Of Shingles

If you’ve had the chickenpox virus, there’s a chance the virus is lying dormant in your body. That virus often presents itself later in life as the shingles virus.


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RECIPE: Make Ahead Omelettes

RECIPE: Make Ahead Omelettes

Omelettes are the perfect breakfast food. They’re packed with protein and, if you add fresh veggies, you’re getting extra vitamins and minerals. Make these ahead of time and take them on the road with you!


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Do You Cook On Your Truck?

My husband and I have found that it’s not only less costly, but much healthier to cook in our truck.


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Professional Driver Tops The List Of 10 Most Back-Breaking Jobs

Truck Seat Cushions

As you know, driving all day long can wreak havoc on your back. These seat cushions may help alleviate your back pain


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Calorie Burning

4 Easy Ways To Burn Calories From The Driver’s Seat

Let’s face it. Some days, you don’t have time for a walk. And getting to a gym is usually outside… Read more »


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onion

Got A Problem? Get An Onion.

The time has come to think outside of the box — when it comes to onions. Eating onions is a… Read more »


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Epsom Salt: Why You Need It In Your Truck

Epsom Salt: Why You Need It In Your Truck

Epsom salt has many useful benefits. It can be used to soothe sore muscles, aid with constipation and much, much more.


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Health Benefits of Green Tea

Health Benefits Of Green Tea

If you’re a regular tea drinker, consider switching from regular, black tea to green tea. The health benefits of green tea far outweigh the health benefits of ‘regular tea.’


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mold

Is Mold In Your Cab A Threat To Your Health?

Spring means you won’t have to contend with icy roads or snowy streets for awhile, but warmer weather does bring its… Read more »


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How Long Before You Worry

How Long Before You Worry?

How long do you wait before you panic and call either your spouse’s dispatcher or company or even the police in their last known location?


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Scientifically Proven Tips To Keeping Your Marriage Strong

Life on the road is hard. But it can also be hard on your spouse back home. When you drive… Read more »


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5 Crazy Ways That Driving A Truck Changes Your Body

Everyone knows about the health risks associated with a career on the road — accidents and obesity threaten all truck… Read more »


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Truck Driver Fatalities: Statistics And Safety Measures

Driving a truck is a dangerous occupation — and we now have more information about just how dangerous it is…. Read more »


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Keep Your Cab Smelling Fresh – Without Chemicals

Even if you work hard to keep your cab clean, the smell of diesel exhaust and lingering odors from your… Read more »


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Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and deadly. It binds to to your hemoglobin and takes up all of the oxygen binding sites, causing your blood to lose its ability to transport oxygen, and you suffocate.


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hearing loss

Truck Driver Health Watch: Protect Your Hearing On The Road

An often overlooked threat to the health and safety of truck drivers is hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to the noise… Read more »


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happy truck driver

Why Making Your Runs Fun Is Essential For Truck Driver’s Health

Want better health? Most truck drivers who want to combat the unhealthy lifestyle associated with their jobs know that they should eat healthy and try to be active on the road.


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multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis & Truck Driving: What You Need To Know

With everything else that a truck driver has to deal with, no one wants to have to deal with a serious medical condition on top of the challenges they encounter everyday on the road. However, diseases like multiple sclerosis affect an estimated 400,000 Americans, with about 200 new cases of MS being diagnosed every week. What does an MS diagnosis mean? Can you keep driving?


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caffeine nap

Is A Caffeine Nap The Answer?

For almost every truck driver, a full night’s rest is a luxury. While in an ideal world, all truck drivers would be able to get eight hours a night, the nature of the industry makes this impossible. More often than not, truck drivers are forced to grab a little sleep wherever they can. That’s why drivers who are really pressed for time might benefit from a caffeine nap.


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Running Shoes

Are High Intensity Intervals The Key To Staying Fit On The Road For Truck Drivers?

One of the hardest things about being a truck driver is staying in shape while you are on the road. Long hours sitting behind the wheel make it hard for even the most fitness-minded drivers to stay in shape just because there isn’t time to get in a full work out. Or is there?


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carbon monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims The Life Of A Mississippi Truck Driver

Wayne Azlin, a 44-year-old truck driver from Etta, Mississippi, was found dead in the cab of his vehicle after noon on February 17th in a weigh station near Hope, Arkansas.


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Siphiwe Baleka

Truck Driver & Former Diver Works To Improve Trucker Fitness

This is the inspiring story of Siphiwe Baleka, a former member of the Yale University swim team who has fully realized his passion for travel and fitness. Now he’s working hard to transform and improve the industry one driver at a time.


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While it's always great for your health and energy levels to drink lots of fresh, clean H20, and yes, water bottles are very convenient, if not necessary, for carting water around when on the road, experts agree: know the type of plastic from which you're drinking. Otherwise, your health could be compromised by a harmful chemical leaking from the bottle: Bisephenol-A, otherwise known as BPA.

Drinking Water To Lose Weight

How much water do you consume on a daily basis?


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Water Bottle

App Review: Water Your Body

We’ve all wondered about it before. Am I getting the amount of water my body needs?


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Stop Smoking

App Review: Smoke Free

It’s been many individuals new years resolution and health goal for decades. Giving up smoking.


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In the face of work-related health challenges, Prime Inc. continues to take an active role in making their drivers' health and wellness a top priority.

Website Review: Fit For Trucking

Ever feel like you are alone in the idea of wanting to be in shape and good health?


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Truck Driver Fitness Inspiration

Truck Driver Fitness Inspiration

Here’s a little fitness inspiration – ‘thinspiration,’ if you will! This truck driver (a friend of redditor, carlinha1289) was struggling… Read more »


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Peroxide

Why You Should Keep a Bottle of Peroxide In Your Truck

Peroxide has long been a household staple for many, but it isn’t just great at cleaning out cuts, it has many uses! Here are a few things that peroxide can do.


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Truck Spills Load of Fruit on I-580

Top 5 Weight Loss Plans for 2015

Sticking with your weight-loss resolutions this New Year may be a little easier if you choose a diet that best fits your lifestyle.


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Ways to Manage Tooth Pain While On the Road

Ways to Manage Tooth Pain While On the Road

Have you ever gotten a toothache while you were on the road? Finding a dentist while you’re on the road can be very difficult and tooth pain can be unbearable.

Here are a few ways you can manage tooth pain until you can make it to see your dentist.


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Video: 10-14 Day Salad In a Jar

Video: 10-14 Day Salad In a Jar

A Place to Heal teaches you how to can fresh salads that last 10 to 14 days. Make the salads ahead of time and take them on the road. For 10-14 days, you’ll have a fresh, health salad.


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Truck Driver Health Infographic

ATA, Healthy Trucker Team Up For 2015 Healthy Fleet Challenge

The American Trucking Association and the Healthy Trucker have teamed up to promote truck driver health.


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