Health

Rain Rain App

App Review: Rain, Rain

On those nights (or days) where you just can’t get to sleep and wish you had some calming sounds to drown out your thoughts or even noise of the idling trucks around you, there’s Rain, Rain.


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Winter Gear Reccomendations

Symptoms of Frostbite, How to Stay Warm

Recognize the symptoms of frostbite and get extra tips on ways to stay warm this winter.


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App Review: Lose It!

App Review: Lose It!

If you’ve resolved to drop those unwanted pounds this New Year, you’ve got to check out the Lose It! app.


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Lose Weight

Jumpstart Your New Year’s Resolution: Walk Off the Pounds

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get rid of those unwanted pounds. – It’s not too hard on your joints, and you don’t need any extra equipment to do it.


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How to Treat a Migraine While on the Road

How to Treat a Headache or Migraine While on the Road

Your head is pounding, but you still have miles to go before you can rest. Having a pounding headache or migraine while on the road is miserable.

Here are a few ways to treat your headache or migraine.


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The Healthy Trucker

Truck driver health has been a hot topic in the industry over the past few years, and for due reason. The nature of trucking lends itself to unhealthy food options and lack of exercise. But it doesn’t have to be this way!


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Treating the Stomach Flu While on the Road

Treating the Stomach Flu While on the Road

Being stricken with the stomach flu is awful, but dealing with it while you’re on the road can be sheer misery.


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Treat A Cold On The Road

Cold or Flu: How to Tell the Difference

Flu season is almost upon us. Many people confuse the common cold with the flu, however identifying the signs and symptoms of the common cold verses the flu can help you shorten the duration and severity of the flu.


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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.

Are Plastic Water Bottles Damaging Your Health?

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 – but are they safe?


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There's nothing like a hearty meal to fill you up after a long day on the road. If you have a slow cooker, try this recipe for easy chicken and vegetable soup.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken And Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing like a hearty meal to fill you up after a long day on the road. If you have a slow cooker, try this recipe for easy chicken and vegetable soup.


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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.

Prime Inc. Aims To Keep Truck Drivers Healthy

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.


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Curb Your Sugar Craving With A Greek Yogurt Parfait

Recipe To Curb Your Sugar Cravings: Greek Yogurt Parfait

Believe it or not, this recipe for Greek Yogurt Parfait is super healthy and satisfying, yet sweet enough to be called dessert. That means this delicious treat will help you out when you want a quick breakfast, a satisfying snack or anytime you want to curb a sugar craving!


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Thousands Of Truckers May Need New Medical Certification After Fraudulent Exams

FMCSA-Approved Physicals Coming to a Truck Stop Near You

Truck Stop Health Care LLC today announced that the company plans to revolutionize how you receive your DOT physical.


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Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water in The Morning

Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water In The Morning

If you’re looking for better health, consider one simple trick: drink a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemons are one of nature’s best kept secret for good health. Combine its juice with life-sustaining water, and there’s a good chance you’ll see improvements in your health, and even your waistline, much sooner than you’d expect.


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Slow Cooker Recipe for Pork Stew

VIDEO: Slow Cooker Recipe for Pork Stew

If you have a slow cooker and love to make delicious, healthy dishes on the road, this simple recipe for pork stew may be your new favorite.


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The Truckin' Runners group is exactly what it sounds like - a group of truck drivers and industry professionals committed to running and exercising in general. This year they put together their first ever worldwide Virtual 5K to benefit charity, which runners can complete either October 25th or 26th.

Truckin’ Runners Launch 1st Virtual 5K For Charity

The Truckin’ Runners group is exactly what it sounds like – a group of truck drivers and industry professionals committed to running and exercising in general. This year they put together their first ever worldwide Virtual 5K to benefit charity, which runners can complete either October 25th or 26th.


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As many truck drivers can attest, siting in one position for long stretches often causes tight muscles, particularly in the neck. If certain locations in your neck are especially tight and agonizing, and you can literally put your finger on the spot where the pain originates, you may have a trigger point.

How To Relive Neck Pain Caused By Trigger Points

As many truck drivers can attest, siting in one position for long stretches often causes tight muscles, particularly in the neck. If certain locations in your neck are especially tight and agonizing, and you can literally put your finger on the spot where the pain originates, you may have a trigger point.


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If you're wondering why it's difficult to loose weight, your shortened sleep schedule may have something to do with it. Although many truck drivers don't have much of a choice when it comes to their sleep schedule, squeezing in a few hours of shut eye may help you reach your weight-loss goals.

Why A Lack Of Sleep Causes Weight Gain

If you’re wondering why it’s difficult to lose weight, your shortened sleep schedule may have something to do with it. Although many truck drivers don’t have much of a choice when it comes to their sleep schedule, squeezing in a few hours of shut eye may help you reach your weight-loss goals.


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As the fall days get shorter and we see less sun, only then do we tend to think about increasing our dosage of vitamin D, otherwise known as "sunshine vitamin".

5 Reasons You Need Vitamin D

As the fall days get shorter and we see less sun, only then do we tend to think about increasing our dosage of vitamin D, otherwise known as “sunshine vitamin”.


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If your belly is bigger than the rest of your body, you may be putting your health at serious risk, recent studies show.

How Belly Fat Impacts Your Health

Studies show that if you have a high amount of belly fat, your health is probably compromised and you could be at a greater risk of developing some serious diseases.


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SAD Symptoms Treatment

5 Natural Remedies For Seasonal Affective Disorder

For some people, the transition from summer to winter triggers feelings of depression. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects 10 percent of Americans during the fall and winter months when the days become shorter and weather becomes colder.


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Health

TravelCenters of America To Host Truck Driver Health Fair

TravelCenters of America today announced that in honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TA and Petro Stopping Centers are teaming up with the Truckload Carriers Association to host health fairs.


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Appreciate Truckers. Take a Photo. Win $500 in Prizes.

Appreciate Truckers. Take a Photo. Win $500 in Prizes.

Truck drivers keep our world going 52 weeks a year, but it’s only during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week that we pause to give them the recognition they deserve. It’s time we come together to show our appreciation for these hard working men and women.


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Recipe: Copycat Maid Rite Loose Meat Burger

Recipe: Copycat Maid Rite Loose Meat Burger

I made these loose meat burgers for my family last night, and they were a huge hit! Best of all, they’re super easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker, and you’re good to go!


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The Dangers of Energy Drinks and Diabetes

Dangers Of Energy Drinks and Diabetes

If you’re suffering from any type of diabetes, you may want to seriously think twice before picking up a Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar or any other energy drink, almost all of which are packed with sugar and caffeine – two dangerous substances for diabetics.


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Smoothies are becoming increasingly popular with folks who are constantly on-the-go but still want to live a healthy lifestyle.

3 Simple Smoothie Recipes For A Fast Meal

Smoothies are becoming increasingly popular with folks who are constantly on-the-go but still want to live a healthy lifestyle.


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There's a popular myth out there that the rubber tires on your vehicle will protect you from lightening. It's true that your truck is a good place to be during a lightning storm, but certain conditions must be met to ensure your safety.

How To Stay Safe On The Road During A Lightning Storm

There’s a popular myth out there that the rubber tires on your vehicle will protect you from lightning. It’s true that your truck is a very secure place to be during a lightning storm, but certain precautions must be taken to ensure your safety.


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Signs ans Symptoms of a Hernia

Signs And Symptoms Of A Hernia

A hernia is the protrusion of soft tissue or an organ through the lining of the abdomen wall. The protrusion occurs because there is a tear in the muscular wall, which may have been weak at birth, or became weak over time. This is a common problem that can range from being pain-free and harmless to severely painful and life threatening.


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The Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon recently announced the expansion of its onsite health clinic, which will now be managed by RepuCare, to offer more comprehensive health care services to company drivers and their families.

Celadon Trucking Expands Wellness Clinic

Celadon recently announced the expansion of its onsite health clinic, which will now be managed by RepuCare, to offer more comprehensive health care services to company drivers and their families.


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Gout is a painful and potentially disabling form of arthritis that affects over 3 million Americans. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, usually in your big toe.

Signs And Symptoms Of Gout

Gout is a painful and potentially disabling form of arthritis that affects over 3 million Americans. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, usually in your big toe.


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7 unexpected recipes you can make in a waffle iron

7 Unexpected Meals You Can Make In A Waffle Iron

Have you ever wondered what other kind of culinary magic your waffle iron can perform? Probably a lot more than you ever imagined. We pulled up some online recipes that may not be the healthiest, but they’re pretty easy and look delicious!


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NutriBullet Review

Product Review: The NutriBullet

Making nutritious smoothies with the NutriBullet can be one of the best ways to decrease time spent eating on the road while at the same time getting healthy and more energetic.


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RoadPro Slow Cooker

Product Review: RoadPro Slow Cooker

The RoadPro Slow Cooker is designed for, you guess it, people who want to cook meals in their vehicle. It can also be great for truck drivers wanting to get healthy and make their own healthy food!


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Product Review: RoadPro12-Volt Portable Stove

Product Review: RoadPro12-Volt Portable Stove

If you’re tired of hunting one down the leftovers you brought on the road – or maybe you just eat them cold – take note of the RoadPro 12-Volt portable stove. This stove basically doubles as a very compact microwave (without the waves), and is getting great reviews from truck drivers for being exactly what they needed.


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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Silent Symptoms Of Lyme Disease

With climate change and warmer weather throughout the U.S., comes a rise in backlogged ticks – the kind that can spread Lyme disease.


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Fix Sore Muscles With A Portable Massage Roller

Fix Sore Muscles With A Portable Massage Roller

Although stretching can really help, sometimes its nice to have a tool to get deeper into the muscle and tissue.

Whether you’ve been working out pretty hard or sitting all day in the drivers seat, you tend to get the same results: sore muscles. Check out this very portable and handy massage roller from The Stick. It’s primarily used on legs, although it works also on neck, back, and anywhere you can reach while still grasping both ends.


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Product Review: Flying Fisherman's Polarized Sunglasses

Product Review: Flying Fisherman Maverick Polarized Sunglasses

When you’re shopping for UV-protection glasses, The Mayo Clinic suggests that you choose a pair that blocks up to 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. So we’re recommending these stylish and effective Flying Fisherman Maverick Polarized Sunglasses for truck drivers.


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Product Review: Folding Bike by Citizen

Product Review: Folding Bike by Citizen

For truck drivers looking for creative ways to stay fit on the road, folding bikes by Citizen not only offer a good way to get exercise, but they’re also fun to ride.


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Foods that Make You Hungry

7 Foods That Make You Hungrier

We recently wrote about snacks that keep you satisfied longer, but is there such a thing as food that makes you hungrier?


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App Review: Skimble workout trainer

App Review: Skimble Workout Trainer

The Skimble Workout Trainer Smart Phone App is a free, easy to use “virtual coach” that has thousands of preset workouts. The categories span from the type of exercise such as cardio and resistance training to muscle groups like arms, chest, legs and back.


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Refrigerator Review

Product Review: Koolatron P25 Travel Cooler

This 26-quart Kooltran P25 has ample room so you won’t run out of space, plugs into a 12 volt cigarette lighter, and keeps contents “25 degrees Fahrenheit below ambient temperature.”


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Hot Truck Challenge

VIDEO: Hot Trucks And The Effects On Truck Driver Health

When the outside temperature is 90 degrees, the inside of a truck can get as high as 120 degrees. This is barbaric. Allowing a driver to suffer in a hot truck should be illegal.


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VIDEO: Prevent Leg Pain From Truck Driving

VIDEO: Prevent Leg Pain

Avoid the chronic leg pain that so many drivers face and follow along with the Healthy Trucker trainer Eric Banter as he leads you through some super simple stretches to keep the front leg muscles healthy and active.


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Snacks To Keep You Alert

Snacks To Keep You Alert On The Road

Believe it or not, the muchies you choose in between meals can determine your level of alertness while driving just as much as any quick fix such as sugar or caffeine.


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Any road warrior can attest to the weight-gaining qualities of travel - greasy diner food, late night cravings and highway boredom can all contribute to a bigger belly. If your goal is to trim down but you can't avoid travel fare, arm yourself with plan before scrolling the menu with these five restaurant rules for weight-loss.

5 Restaurant Rules for Weight-Loss

Any road warrior can attest to the weight-gaining qualities of travel – greasy diner food, late night cravings and highway boredom can all contribute to a bigger belly. If your goal is to trim down but you can’t avoid travel fare, arm yourself with plan before scrolling the menu with these five restaurant rules for weight-loss.


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Almonds for weight loss

Research Shows: Eat Almonds To Lose Weight

Not only are almonds a healthy, quick snack to grab for munchies on the road, but research shows that almonds are especially good for shedding unwanted pounds.


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No Idling

100°F and No Idling: If It’s Too Hot For A Dog – Shouldn’t It Be Too Hot For A Driver?

“I’m forced to turn off engine while waiting to be loaded even its 100°F, no matter what. They don’t have drivers room or decent restroom. Why do they treat us like human trash? – Even dogs have right to sit in place with AC.”


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Stretches For Drivers

VIDEO: Stretches For Truck Drivers

Check out this YouTube video created by Healthy Truck Driver’s Eric Banter who will lead you through a few simple stretches to counteract the effects of sitting all day. And the best part is, they can all be executed from the cab, just make sure the truck is completely stopped!


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Make sure you drink plenty of water and you're not mistaking diet sodas for sufficient hydration. Artificial sweeteners are designed to keep you dehydrated so you'll get thirsty and drink more.

Think You’re Hungry? Drink Water, Not Diet Soda!

Make sure you drink plenty of water and you’re not mistaking diet sodas for sufficient hydration. Artificial sweeteners are designed to keep you dehydrated so you’ll get thirsty and drink more.


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Manage your allergy symptoms with a pollen forecast at pollen.com

Website Review: Manage Your Allergies at Pollen.com

Pollen.com is a comprehensive allergy tool and resource, calculating the allergen concentrations in your area based on your location and the seasonal weather conditions, then displaying it in an easy-to-read graph, similar to a weather forecast.


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