Steps to Eating for Energy – Part 1

As truck drivers, staying alert and focused is paramount when it comes to driving safely. When, what and how you eat can all affect your ability to do this. Eating also plays a huge role in mental and physical health. Following the 7 steps to Eating for Energy will help set you on the path … Read More

Breakfast on the Go!

No time for breakfast? The most important meal of the day and you say you don’t have time? No time for a meal that will jumpstart your metabolism and get you revved up for the day? The fact is you’re not alone. Some people don’t like to eat right when they wake up and others … Read More

Under Pressure

Truck driving is known to be a high stress occupation.  Time pressures, traffic, long hours, isolation, inactivity, poor sleep and low-quality diet can all affect the way we manage our stress.  When stress goes up, so can your blood pressure.  Stress is not the only cause of high blood pressure.  Being overweight and underactive can … Read More

8 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace

Source: The simple act of living is often stressful. Even happy times–from putting on a party or getting ready to go out, to big events like getting married–can bring on bouts of stress and anxiety. While these feelings can be particularly overwhelming at work, keep in mind that you hold the key to managing … Read More

Feeling Zapped?

One of the most serious health related problems in the workplace is fatigue. It can impact on the job accidents, absenteeism and productivity. Fatigue is often caused by poor sleep however other big energy zappers include poor diet, lack of exercise, dehydration and stress. Food is your fuel and when we don’t get it regularly … Read More

Raise the ‘Awareness’ in RSI Day

Source: International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day is February 29th (this year February 28). As the only “non-repetitive” day of the year, it’s the ideal date to devote to raising awareness of repetitive strain injuries. Here are some tips to help identify and avoid the patterns that can lead to these injuries. What … Read More

Mental Health Matters

Source: In any given week, 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions are increasingly responsible for disability claims and account for more than $6 billion in lost productivity due to absenteeism and “presenteeism.” In trucking, a worker who is on … Read More

Respect in the Workplace: What it Means to Everyone

When soul singer Aretha Franklin belted out her anthem “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” the world sang along. But what does R-E-S-P-E-C-T really spell in the workplace? The Cambridge online dictionary defines respect generally as: “admiration…for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities; politeness, honor, and care shown … Read More

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