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The Pressure of Extra Pounds On Joints

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

How being Overweight or Obese impacts your joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments Being overweight or obese has a number of health consequences. We have discussed many of these health consequences such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation, and metabolic syndrome. Another consequence of too much weight is the impact on your joints, muscles, […]

Lawler wraps Highway Angel tour in Nashville

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

  It’s a far cry from Nashville’s Music Row to a TravelCenters of America (TA) location in Fultonville, New York – a trip most budding artists would scoff at. But for country recording artist and Highway Angel program spokesperson Lindsay Lawler, Fultonville was just one of fifteen total stops included in this year’s Highway Angel […]

Does being Overweight or Obese affect your Brain?

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

YES!!! Being obese or overweight can affect brain health. Studies have shown that in addition to the impact obesity has on the joints, organs, and heart, it may also promote cognitive decline/dementia. Research conducted at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), revealed that elderly obese individuals (body mass index [BMI] 30 and above) had 8% […]

Trucks to be redesigned for women truck drivers

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by Alice Deters 1 Comment

It is no secret that trucking is a male-dominated industry; in 2009, women accounted for a mere 6.9 percent of industrial truck and tractor operators. This fact is reflected in the design of big rigs today. However, thanks to the rising number of women truck drivers, progress is being made to redesign big rigs to […]

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