Mar. 27th

3 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT TASTE

The taste map you learned growing up (the one that showed the tip of the tongue registering sweet flavors; the back, bitter; and the sides, salty and sour) is a myth. While receptors for the five basic tastes do exist, they’re not confined to specific areas but are distributed across the tongue.   It’s believed […]

Mar. 20th

BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER

Do you sometimes feel as if your brain is running on empty? Here’s how to keep it in shape so you can pump up your problem-solving abilities – fight forgetfulness – and think more clearly and creatively!   Practice mentally: Studies of athletes indicate that imagining a tennis serve or ski run between competitions can […]

Mar. 13th

GET FIT & STAY FIT

MENTAL FITNESS It’s important to stay mentally fit and learn to cope with your emotions when you’re driving a CMV. Coping strategies include: Practicing safe and consistent driving habits. Mentally preparing to meet stressful conditions like heavy traffic around an urban area or bad weather conditions. Knowing your reactions and being honest about them.   […]

Mar. 6th

HOW STATE OF MIND AFFECTS YOUR DRIVING

We all know that physical conditions such as fatigue or eyesight problems can affect your ability to drive safely. Mental conditions, such as emotions, stress or attitude can also affect your driving safety.    RX FOR MENTAL CONDITIONS Knowing that a condition exists is the first step toward controlling its affect on your driving. If […]

Feb. 28th

EARTH’S EASIEST EXERCISE

Walking can add years to your life and life to your years – and it couldn’t be easier! You don’t need to join a health club, wear special equipment or go into training to reap the rewards. THE CONDITIONER:  Walking conditions your heart and lungs and improves your body’s ability to use oxygen more efficiently. […]

Feb. 21st

MEDICATION SAFETY

Get into the habit of playing it safe with these medications tips:   Keep an up to date list of all your medications, including non-prescription and herbal products.   Store medications in their original labeled containers.   Save the information sheets that come with your medications.   Use the same pharmacy, if at all possible, […]

Feb. 14th

PROTECT YOUR HEART AT EVERY AGE

PROTECT YOUR HEART AT EVERY AGE It is important to recognize the signs of a heart attack and to act immediately by calling 9-1-1.   A person’s chances of surviving a heart attack are increased if emergency treatment is given to the victim as soon as possible. What are the 5 major symptoms of a heart […]

Feb. 6th

THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO GAIN WEIGHT?

WHAT’S THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON YOUR BODY TO GAIN WEIGHT? Is it:   (A) all over, (B) belly, (C) thighs, or (D) hips Answer: B – – – a bit more padding in your arms or legs may make your clothes snug, but it won’t harm your health like a spare tire. New research from […]

Jan. 31st

KNOW YOUR RISKS

Back injuries, a form of overexertion, are the nation’s leading workplace safety problem. Back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries. To help prevent back strain and other overexertion injuries:   Lift with your knees – not your back   Warm up before doing any heavy lifting or carrying   Lift with a […]

Jan. 27th

IS POSSIBLE TO GET TOO MUCH SLEEP?

Media reports tell us that America is a sleep-deprived nation of workacholics who are sacrificing their helath to achieve the over-scheduled modern lifestyle. But we seldom hear about those at the other end of the spectrum who sleep well beyond the recommended seven to eight hours a night. Some studies have found that sleeping nine […]