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Showing posts with label stay healthy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stay healthy. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#WellnessWednesday: Eating Healthy on the Road

So you’ve decided you want to start eating healthier but are starting to realize how unhealthy many food options on the road can be. That’s exactly where we come in, Trucking Nation. Healthy eating on the road doesn’t have to be difficult. So sit back with your favorite healthy snack and read on to find out some great options to keep your diet from getting unhealthy while you’re driving.

Perhaps the most effective tool for fighting the temptation to eat what’s not good for you is to have healthy options with you as much as possible. Let’s look at healthy snack alternatives.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables—keep plenty of these on hand for a healthy alternative to chips or pretzels any time. Fresh fruits and veggies provide that satisfying crunch and give you the nutrition and energy you need.

Nuts— your favorite nuts are packed with protein and provide much needed healthy fats to your diet. Nuts also give you a quick energy boost due to their high caloric content. But for this reason, limit the amount of nuts you eat if you’re trying to lose or maintain weight.

Trail Mix—this great mix of nuts and fruit can be super healthy, but watch out for unhealthy versions containing candy, excess salt, and added sugar.

Beef or Turkey Jerky—actually a great source of protein, jerky can be quite good for you if you watch out for added salt and sugar versions.

Yogurt—again, plenty of protein and not a lot of extras, at least if you eat plain yogurt. Sweetened versions contain sugar, so try adding some fresh fruit to liven up the taste instead.

There are plenty of other healthy alternatives available, all you have to do is a little research and find out what’s good for you and what’s not.

By making sure you’ve always got plenty of good, healthy snacks on hand, you can avoid the temptation to eat some of the not-so-healthy options of the road.

Do you have any tips for eating healthy on the road? Please share them with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#WellnessWednesday: Vaccines


Staying in good condition is a priority for all of us, which is why it’s important to protect and maintain your health by keeping up-to-date on vaccines. They are recommended for all adults, including truck drivers, to help prevent getting diseases. Even if you were vaccinated when you were younger, getting vaccinated can greatly stimulate your immune system and prepare you for the long haul!

Let’s take a look at some vaccines that can help adults like yourself stay healthy while on the road:

  • Flu (Influenza) Vaccine
  • TD (Tetanus and Diphtheria) Vaccine
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine
  • Shingles (Zoster) Vaccine

For instance, if you happen to have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other conditions that may affect your lungs, then the flu and pneumococcal vaccines are for you. As an adult, the time is now to get a fresh start and keep tabs on your immunization history.

Before getting any shots, make sure the vaccine is right for you. Speak with your doctor or visit this helpful site with more information:

Do you have some recommendations on keeping up with vaccines? Or maybe you would like to share some highlights from your own wellness journey. Either way, drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter!

You can also call us at 704.234.6005 or email us at if you have any questions. We love hearing from you, Trucking Nation!

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