Jan. 17th

SAY WHAT?

Close your eyes.  In general, you hear more when your eyes are closed or when you can’t see well (as when walking in the dark).  Vision – translating light waves into familiar images – takes up a lot of brain power.  Turn it off, and your mind has more resources to devote to the other […]

Jan. 13th

Eat Several Meals A Day?

Eating several (six is often recommended) small meals each day will increase your metabolism and help you burn more calories all day long.   Yep, it’s true. Keep the engine fed. Rather than scarf down two or three big meals and starve yourself in between eat lighter meals and more of them.. Is breakfast the most […]

Jan. 10th

Truckers: Get to Sleep Fast with These Tips

Over 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from one of the eighty types of sleep disorders. But the biggest sleep disorder – the one that causes the most anxiety and the most problems the day after – is insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. It can come and go […]

Jan. 6th

WONDERS OF WATER

Drinking water at certain times maximizes its effectiveness on the body: Two glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs. One glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion. One glass of water before taking a bath or shower helps lower blood pressure. One glass of water before going to bed helps […]

Jan. 3rd

ARE YOU MEDICINE SMART

“Zinc, iron, copper, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, KRYPTONITE – – – UH OH!”  When medications are prescribed for you – tell your health professionals:  All of your medical conditions and the names of doctors providing treatment The names of all medicines and other products you are taking Any problems you are having with your medicines The […]

Dec. 30th

SMILE – IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

A new study suggests that smiles – the more genuine, the better – help you bounce back from stress.  Feeling good makes us smile, right?  And a new study suggests the reverse may also be true:  Smiles are good for your heart. We are told by health professionals that people with a positive outlook who […]

Dec. 27th

Sleep Apnea . . .

Do you frequently feel tired, fatigued or sleepy while driving? You may be sleep deprived. According to recent fatigue studies, many over the road drivers are! Getting more sleep is the simple solution. However, for more than 12 million Americans – and up to 25% of the professional driver population – the problem causing this […]

Dec. 23rd

YOU’RE NOT FAT — YOU’RE JUST BIG BONED?

Skeletal weight obviously varies between people.  A future archaeologist wouldn’t have trouble telling, say, Shaquille O’Neal’s skeleton from Kristi Yamaguchi’s.  But leaving height aside, the differences between the big-boned and small-boned are surprisingly, well, slim.  The medical rule of thumb is that having an unusually large or small frame can make a 10% difference in […]

Dec. 20th

Driver Fitness and Exercise

Making time for a workout while on the road can be a challenge, but exercise for truck drivers is vital for health and fitness. Not only that, but as you know CSA has a section in the BASICs qualifications called Driver Fitness.  Driver Fitness refers to the need for proper training, experience, and medical qualifications. […]

Dec. 16th

A HEALTHY SMILE MAY PROMOTE A HEALTHY HEART

Ever hear of the phrase “I had my heart in my mouth” to suggest fear?  You may be surprised to learn that there’s a connection between oral health and heart health, so ignoring your teeth and gums should inspire a healthy dose of anxiety.  The truth is that regular visits to the dentist just might […]