Tips for a Healthy Colon

Colon health? Okay, maybe this isn’t the most exciting topic. Maybe it’s even a little cringeworthy. But, it’s nothing to take lightly. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Colon Cancer Alliance estimates that nearly 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year, joining 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and survivors living today. In addition to preventing colorectal cancer, colon health is…

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Driver Spotlight: J.R. DeVasure

We’re excited to share the first post of the new Driver Spotlight series on our Health & Wellness blog! The goal of the Health & Wellness blog has always been to be relevant to our drivers, and what better way to provide relevant information than to highlight one of our own? Through this series, we hope to promote a wellness-minded community by learning from and…

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Eat the Rainbow

As mentioned in our recent post, the recommendation to eat more vegetables is a popular one–and for good reason. Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, water, vitamins, and minerals. They also come in many different colors, which makes them not only visually pleasing, but health-promoting too.  How is that colors can promote health? Phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, are the compounds responsible for the vibrant colors and…

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Vegetables: Tried, True, and Always Good-for-You

Keto, Paleo, and Vegan, oh my! The holiday season came and went, and no matter what diet you are or aren’t following in 2019, your plate probably welcomes a variety of vegetables. It’s no secret that nutrition advice is often confusing and contradictory, and it’s also no secret that the latest and greatest diet seems to always be right around the corner. After all, as…

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Sugar and Your Health

Oh, sugar. We all know about the sweet stuff. We’ve all tried it, and at one time or another, we’ve all added it to our food or drink. There’s no denying that sugar is sweet, tasty, and easily incorporated into just about everything. But just because it tastes good and is readily available, should we really be consuming as much of it as we do?…

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Christenson Transportation: Committed to Health and Wellness

In 2014, results of the National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury were reported. The survey was conducted by the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the results were published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. The survey revealed, unsurprisingly, that there is a need to improve the health status of our nation’s truck drivers. Below is a summary…

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