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5 Tips for Staying Healthy this Winter on the Road

Oct 16, 2020 7:26:58 AM / by Bianca Sanchez posted in Wellness, Safety


As the leaves on the trees start turning colors and the weather gets colder, it’s time to start preparing ourselves for winter. While that may include pulling out decorations and favorite recipes for some, for truck drivers it means finding the best ways to stay safe and healthy while out on the road.

With the ongoing pandemic, prepping for winter drives may look a little differently than years past.

Here are 5 tips for staying healthy on the road this winter:

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Jun 12, 2020 11:30:00 AM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


With growing concerns in our world on the tragic events that have taken place so far in 2020, let's focus on coming together. Let’s come together to lend a helping hand, to reach out, to make a new friend. Let's come together to change for the good.

Here are some ways to come together in this time:

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How to Keep Your Mind Strong During COVID-19

May 13, 2020 8:46:00 AM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


Days have stretched into weeks. Weeks are now stretching into months. COVID-19 has completely created an adjusted lifestyle for all of us. 

Some of us can't get away from home, while others are afraid to go home. Some of us can't get enough alone time, while others are feeling more isolated than ever.

A common slogan has been "We're all in this together" and while that is true, we have different perspectives and experiences through the pandemic.  

It can be challenging, but one of the best things we can do is attempt to keep a positive outlook and take care of ourselves.

Here are four tips to keep a strong mind during COVID-19:

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Laughter Helps You Stay Healthy

Apr 29, 2020 5:57:00 AM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


It’s true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you release anger and forgive sooner.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

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Reasons to Take Your Dog with You on the Road

Mar 11, 2020 1:02:58 PM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


When thinking about your health while out on the road, your mind may go to eating healthier or fitting in more workouts. While these are both important factors to your health, there are other ways to stay healthy on the road.

Having some emotional support from your pet can go a long way when you’re, well, driving a long way. This is why Hirschbach has a pet policy for its truck drivers.

Here are some benefits to trucking with your pets:

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Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Feb 25, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the month of February celebrates more than your love for someone else. February is American Heart Month and it’s not about the candy hearts you munched on earlier this month. It’s about the heart that works hard to keep you alive.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, which is roughly 1 in every 4 deaths.

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5 Healthy Food Tips When You're on the Go

Jan 29, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


One of the biggest challenges for a truck driver is keeping a healthy lifestyle while on the road. While increasing your physical movement and exercise can be a big help in your overall health, putting a focus on your nutrition is so important.

Interested in some exercise help while on the road? Check out our blog about yoga.

It’s true that it’s easy to find non-nutritious food options. They are everywhere. The good news is, there are alternatives, too!

Here are five healthy food tips for when you’re on the go:

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National Stress Awareness Day: De-stress 411

Nov 6, 2019 10:02:42 AM / by Wellness Team posted in Wellness


As many may have noticed, we in the Wellness Department are really focusing in on stress: what are the main causes, what it does to our bodies, and what resources we can implement to DE-STRESS. Today - November 6 -  is National Stress Relief Awareness Day, so we wanted to give you a little 4-1-1 and provide you some solutions for when things seem stressful and overwhelming.

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