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At Rolling Strong, wellness education is a top priority. Our company is very fortunate to have top industry professionals that specialize in areas of wellness such as kinesiology, nutrition, physical therapy, sleep management, stress management and workplace wellness. Each of them is tasked with creating blogs, podcasts, and videos on a regular basis. Our content manager deploys this education to our members each week and the entire historical library can be accessed in our mobile app and members portal. Read, listen, watch and learn better ways to stay on track!

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For those with high blood pressure over the normal limit of 120/80, ensuring that your potassium intake is sufficient is one important lifestyle factor to consider. A deficiency in potassium can contribute to high blood pressure, fatigue, and irritability and…

Stress can wreak havoc on the body and even the lungs! Lungs are a part of the pulmonary system. With each breath, oxygen flows in and is delivered to all parts of the body for the wide variety of functions…

One of the most powerful ways to impact physical and mental health is to spend time in nature. Hiking trails are a great way to experience the beauty all over the country, get away from traffic, enjoy the seasons, and…

Did you know two of the most common risk factors for liver disease are diabetes and obesity? Because of these are so prevalent, the American Liver Foundation has launched a new awareness campaign to help people determine their risk, especially…

Inflation is impacting the price of everything from clothing to gas to food. As you try to keep expenses in check, consider adding a few plant-based proteins to your weekly menu. Beef, chicken and fish often cost 4 times as…

Balance is a hot wellness topic. Balance is your ability to stay upright and steady, while stationary and for all your movements, in all conditions. Poor balance can lead to falls, the leading cause of injuries among adults 65 years…

Rolling Strong Wellness Coach Dawn, PTA shares another helpful tip for you while you’re on the road. It’s super important to keep your muscles flexible so that you do not get injured and maintain good posture. Stretching is also a…

Did you know that going too long without restful sleep can impair you're driving to the same level as driving after consuming too much alcohol? Studies have shown that people awake for 18 hours have the same level of impairment…

It is hot everywhere this summer! Staying hydrated is more important than ever. Studies demonstrate that 75% of the population is chronically dehydrated, which can take a toll on overall health. Hydration plays a key role in your muscle and…

Do you struggle to stay alert while driving? You are not alone- A study by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicated that among long-haul drivers, 66% said they felt some degree of fatigue on half of their trips. The…

Of all the paths you choose in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir Getting out for a hike and opportunities to exercise outdoors can have some incredible health benefits. Hiking can help you lower your…

It isn’t uncommon for people to be hesitant to take advantage of Rolling Strong and our transportation focused health and wellness services because of concern with what will happen with the personal health information they share. Is that you? We…

Did you know that stroke is the number 3 cause of death in women and stroke kills more women than men? Stroke awareness really is a women’s health issue. Here are several additional facts that highlight why increasing stroke risk…

Time to enjoy bike riding again! Whether for fitness, transportation, or as a way to spend time with others, safety should be top of mind, Currently, helmets are only worn by 18% of the biking population, despite the fact that…

Did you know that elevated blood pressure impacts your level of fatigue and your ability to stay alert? In this video I’m going to give you three tips to assist with daily blood pressure management that can help you increase…

Your DOT medical card is essential for your work as a commercial driver and blood pressure management is key to receiving DOT medical card renewal. To pass your DOT medical card you must have a blood pressure of 140/90 or…

Summer is the best time of year-barbeques with friends, time at the beach and pool, wearing flip-flops, growing flowers, and the abundant sunshine! While we all crave sun, the harmful rays can do lasting skin damage and are proven to…

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when it is used exactly as intended by its manufacturers. If it is killing its users, what is it doing to the…

Mental Well-being Tips Here are some key mental well-being tips for eating, activity, sleep, and stress to improve health and well-being. • Did you know the gut is also known as the “second brain?” More and more research is connecting…

The pandemic years have been a challenge for all of us and they have revealed the impact stress and isolation can have on our mental health. So, in this video I’m going to review The basics of mental health How…

You can train your brain to prefer healthy foods, like kale and cantaloupe, rather than unhealthy foods, like cookies and fries. A study completed by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University…

Truck Drivers suffer tight muscles from sitting all day and this can set you up for severe back injuries if you don’t stretch out before lifting the next heavy load. Rolling Strong Coach Dawn PTA shows you how to protect…

Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can be prevented, managed and even reversed with a healthy lifestyle. Approximately 50% of the driver population is dealing with Type 2 Diabetes, a chronic disease that has serious, life altering consequences including…

Hello to all those truck drivers out there. Coach Dawn, PTA is back with more tips for back care. Whether you’ve injure yourself lifting a heavy load, you suffer from chronic low back pain (from a degenerative condition like arthritis),…

Happy 50th birthday- time for a colonoscopy! You can prevent colorectal cancer with a colonoscopy, which detects early cancer. There will be approximately 150,000 new cases and 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.…

Let’s discuss the Nutrition Facts label and the Ingredient that is found on all packaged foods. Recently the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, updated the Nutrition Facts based on current research and the public’s desire for more and better…

Flexibility training is an important part of a complete fitness routine, along with cardiovascular and strength training. A recent study found that stretching can improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and decrease stiffness in arteries. This could translate to a…

Meditation is becoming mainstream, as our stressed out population struggles to manage everyday issues related to money, work, family and health. Meditation offers some peace, even during times of chaos. It is the practice of taking a break from the…

Compound exercises work multiple muscle groups or combine two exercises to work upper and lower body, simultaneously. Isolation exercises work just one muscle at a time. Bicep curls are an example of an isolation exercise. Compound exercises provide the following…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, for men and women. In the US, about 1 in 4 deaths, are attributed to heart disease or approximately 660,000 deaths. Roughly 30.3 million people, in the US, have heart disease.…

Improve your meals with a few substitutions, that will become healthy habits. These changes will increase nutritional value, reduce calories, decrease your intake of processed food and enhance your weight loss efforts. try a new “pasta” A staple in many…

Taking a walk and strength training, can have a positive impact on your immune system. A strong immune system is able to detect and fight off viruses. If you already exercise regularly, you may have noticed you get sick less…

Leading truckload carrier provides mobile health and wellness app to company drivers and owner-operators Riverside, Mo. – July 22, 2018 –Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, today announced…

Health and wellness platform is motivating drivers to improve their health and make better lifestyle choices Riverside, Mo. – December XX, 2018 – Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators,…

Life can be overwhelming, especially this time of year. Take a few minutes each day, for yourself, to exercise, eat well, and to meditate. Research shows that meditation has mental and physical benefits including pain reduction, anxiety and stress relief,…

Hunger is mainly driven by two hormones, Ghrelin and Leptin. Leptin is made by fat cells and is an appetite suppressor. Ghrelin is produced in the gut and increases hunger. Ideally, these two hormones work together to encourage appropriate times…

In the current world today, we cannot get through the day without using or seeing the word “wellness”. It is used in a wide-spectrum of different industries such as retail, travel, leisure, fitness, healthcare, medical and many other industries with…

Eat like a King or Queen at breakfast, a Prince or Princess at lunch and a Pauper at dinner. Science is proving this old adage to be true for those trying to lose weight and improve their health. A recent…

We all know our body changes as we get older. Some of these changes start as early as the third decade of life. After age 30, maximum heart rate declines by about one beat per minute, per year, and the…

Americans consume, on average about 3,400 hundred milligrams of sodium on a daily basis. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends less than 2,300 milligrams per day...which equals about 1 teaspoon. Ideally, the healthy limit is 1,500 milligrams. Excessive sodium intake…

Abraham Lincoln had it right when he said “It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years!” The World Health Organization, or WHO, defines healthy aging as “the process of developing and maintaining the…

The importance to know when to Hustle for the Muscle and when to Slow the Flow We have all heard the adages “no pain, no gain” and “go hard or go home”. If you’re putting yourself under pressure to exercise…

Hauling freight in the middle of a heat wave is hard. But remembering to stay hydrated and healthy while working in those conditions can make all the difference. Fleet managers are finding that healthy, happy drivers are one of the…

NSAIDs, or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are over-the-counter medications taken for temporary relief from pain and inflammation. They are some of the most widely used, and abused drugs on the market. You know them as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), aspirin,…

Modern times have made amazing advances that make our lives easier. Unfortunately, our modern diet has gotten much worse. Our weight creeps up every year, and we can’t figure out exactly why. So many products claim to be healthy, but…

As a series of extreme heat waves settled over large swaths of the country this summer, professional truck drivers were at times exposed to temperatures well over 100 degrees as they worked to deliver the nation’s freight. These high temperatures…

Gazpacho is a cold soup of blended, raw, vegetables. Originating in Spain, gazpacho is generally made of vegetables from the current harvest. It is a super healthy, easy to make soup that will taste even better a few days later.…

Try making peanut butter bites, a healthy snack you can freeze and enjoy for a few weeks. These bites take about 10 minutes to make, contain only 5 ingredients, require no baking, and dirty only one bowl. Many store bought…

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. According the The Outdoor Foundation, over 3.68 million people participated in this popular water sport in 2020, more than 3 times the number from 2011. Some…

There are so many great podcast out there to keep you entertained and informed. Put a few of these health-focused podcasts in your library. Continue to learn more about things that interest you but be open to hearing about new…

Walking is great exercise, that almost everyone can include as a part of their day. The science is continually demonstrating that walking is good for the body and the brain. Most recently, a study in the scientific journal, NeuroImage, reports…

You may have heard of the Sit-to-Stand challenge. This challenge was developed by Brazilian researchers to test the ability go from standing, to the floor without using hands, then rise back up to standing, again without using hands. This challenge…

Try kale in your salads, smoothies, and in your air fryer. Unlike other greens like iceberg and romaine lettuce, kale is nutrient dense, as it is loaded with vitamins and minerals. A cup of kale has only 33 calories, but…

Many drivers across the country, take the time to exercise and work towards better health. While walking, running and bodyweight strength are are great options, some drivers have discovered innovative exercise tools to enhance their efforts, Consider investing in one…

You have heard me stress the importance of CORE strength. Your CORE powers everything you do throughout the day-from walking to lifting groceries to playing basketball. A strong CORE stabilizes your pelvis and your spine, helping you maintain good posture.…

84 million Americans, or 1 in 3, have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it! Prediabetes puts you at risk for developing Diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic…

Being physically healthy requires a lot of effort, determination, discipline, and perseverance. You should always watch your diet and continuous effort in choosing the right decisions with your overall health. One of the misconceptions of individuals about losing weight, even…

One of the many branches of medicine that have been around for decades and have had successful results in its patients is Psychiatry. This specific service offers people a variety of treatments mainly dealing with emotional, behavioral, and mental conditions,…

Of all the paths you choose in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir As we head into summer, take advantage of the opportunities to exercise outdoors- feel the sunshine on your skin, the wind in…

Now that the weather has improved, it’s time to improve your walking workouts by adding some intensity. By increasing the pace, or adding resistance, through incline, you will ramp up your fitness and get more out of each walk. “More…

Air fryers are all the rage. These small, electric devices “fry” food with a fraction of the oil by circulating hot air around the food, creating a similar crispy texture to deep-frying. Deep-frying requires a large amount of oil, which…

Source: unsplash.com Call it social media exposure, but people today are far too conscious of the way they look and feel. IT means there is more demand for fitness training than ever before. Unlike the olden days, fitness centers are…

From satellite TV and portable fitness equipment to fridges stocked with fresh food, fleets are finding ways to keep drivers happy. Each generation of trucking has tried to find new technologies to help drivers feel more at home on the…

High blood pressure, also know as hypertension, is a condition where the force of the blood against the artery wall is too high. 45% of Americans have high blood pressure. Many develop high blood pressure as they age due to…

Writing down what you eat, when you eat it is the single best predictor of success in weight loss. New research proves again that the single most important thing you can do to be successful at weight loss is monitoring…

Everyone desires to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. And contrary to popular belief, good health isn’t just the absence of disease. It encompasses a harmony of the physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual well-being. Achieving this level of…

Looking for a quick, efficient, fun workout that will increase your fitness? Try HIIT! High-intensity interval training involves short periods of intense exercise followed by easier recovery or rest. Elite athletes have utilized HIIT for decades to improve performance. Recreational…

Just how many Fruits and Vegetables do you need to eat, each day, for optimal health? Let's talk about it. Only 1 in 10 adults eats enough fruits and vegetables everyday! Fruits and vegetables are key to good health as…

Knee pain is very common and can result from overuse, injury, or age-related wear and tear. Lifestyle plays a role as well: stress, smoking, being overweight, and overall poor health can put you at greater risk for knee pain. These…

Looking to increase your fitness, without spending lots of time or money? Consider adding a little running! Running can be done anywhere, requires little equipment, and gets you outside in all weather. Start by adding a minute of running to…

Try this 5-minute relaxation body scan meditation any time of the day-in the morning when you first wake up, in the middle of the day to take a break from your busy schedule, or at the end of the day…

How do you feel when a part of your body doesn’t look the way you desire? Do you sometimes feel there is something you could have done differently to change it? Well, if you’ve ever felt this way then you…

by Christy Coughlin Strength training is an important part of your fitness whether you are 25 or 65. As we age, we naturally lose muscle. Strength training can help you keep the muscle you have and even regain muscle you…

Platform Science has added Rolling Strong, the driver-focused health and wellness app, to its marketplace. Through this partnership, fleets will be able to offer Rolling Strong to their drivers, in support of a mission to keep their drivers healthier, alert,…

February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on healthy habits that impact your cardiovascular health. We all know diet and exercise is key to keeping your heart in great shape. Fish, especially salmon, which is high in Omega-3…

Winter is hitting most of the country like it never has before. Evidence shows that global warming is weakening the jet stream, allowing cold air to escape from the artic and push south. Places like Texas, are learning what winter…

The world is slowly moving towards global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic after several vaccines have been recently approved for use. While some countries have already made vaccination progress, others still work on their delivery plans and immunization schedules. Nevertheless,…

Sleep is an often overlooked part of our wellness routine and many people, especially in the world as it is right now, are reporting problems with sleep. Many suffer from not being able to fall asleep, not staying asleep, and…

Plover, WI – Feb. 1, 2021 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Claudia Rodriguez as its February Member of the Month. She is a wellness coach for Rolling Strong. Rodriguez has been in the wellness industry for…

I talk with several OTR drivers who love having their dog along for the ride. Bringing Fido, in your truck can provide much needed company, lots of entertainment, and make the truck feel more like home. If you are considering…

Stress is notorious for causing comfort-food cravings and depleting willpower to make healthy choices. But did you also know it can do a lot of metabolic damage, even if you never give into sugar or high fat food cravings? We’ve…

As you work to improve your health in 2021, consider adding stretching to your day to improve your body and your mind. Stretching helps keep your muscles long, lean and healthy, when practiced regularly. Activities like sitting, tighten muscles including…

Are you one of those people that seem to lose and gain back the same 10, 20 30lbs, or even more every time you try a new diet? There are plenty of weight loss plans out there- there's Intermittent Fasting,…

A strong core is essential for overall well-being. The core is the foundation, providing stability and balance for the spinal column, and creating a base of support for ALL movement. Core muscles include abdominal, muscles those surrounding the spine, around…

January is National Blood Donor Month. The gift of blood is one of the most valuable gifts you can give. The need for blood is ever present, and the pandemic has made the demand even greater. Blood is needed everyday…

Strong muscles in your lower body help you move through your day. Lower body strength training provides several advantages. 1. Helps reduce muscles loss that naturally occurs with aging. You lose between 3-5% of your muscle mass each decade after…

Rolling Strong, a provider of health and wellness programs for truckers, and Women in Trucking (WIT) worked together this summer to better the health of America's truck drivers through a two-m0nth Accelerate Your Health Wellness Competition. William Velazquez, winner of…

People often ask: "What should I eat before and after I work out?" When it comes to eating for our exercise needs, 'nutrient timing' and choosing the correct macronutrient-dense food makes all the difference in our performance prior to a…

Steve Kane is addressing one of the largest issues for trucking operations — driver health and wellness. As President of Rolling Strong, a fitness and wellness company that uses a mobile app to help carriers and drivers improve compliance with…

You lose between 3-5% of your muscle mass each decade after the age of 30 and 1% of you bone mass per year after age 40. Loss of muscle mass and bone density is a leading cause of low-trauma fractures…

The warm up is the most critical component of your workout, helping prevent injuries and allowing you to have the best workout possible. You may notice how tight you feel, first thing in the morning or after a long drive.…

Swimming’s popularity is on the rise, as aging baby boomers look to maintain their fitness, without the pain and risk of injury that accompany sports like running, cycling, and tennis. Water is 700 times denser than air, making swimming a…

Green Tea is one of the world’s healthiest beverages. With the wide array of choices in the supermarket tea aisle, you may wonder what the difference is between Green Tea and the other, more widely consumed Black Teas. They both…

Your bones serve key roles in your body-they keep you upright and provide structure, protect your organs, anchor muscles and store calcium. Your peak bone density occurs around age 30. It is critical for young people to work towards strong…

Rolling Strong has developed a Virtual 5k Fun Run/Walk for the 2020 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition, showcasing new, dynamic virtual races and competitions solution that will soon be available to Rolling Strong platform users. Read More

This week is Bone and Joint Action week. Rolling Strong wants help drivers by raising awareness for the prevention and management of different forms of arthritis.  Before we get into the prevention and treatment of these conditions, let’s talk about…

Oatmeal, specifically the slow cook variety, is a great meal for drivers. Make a large batch to last the week. As the weather cools, slow cook oatmeal, made with steel cut oats, is a perfect meal for a cool morning.…

September is Cholesterol Education Month. We know that we all need to get our cholesterol numbers checked with our doctor. Your doctor will probably discuss with you what your LDL cholesterol levels are and what your HDL cholesterol levels are.…

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, involves short periods of intense exercise followed by recovery periods. Tabata, a specific type of HIIT, was founded in Japan and proven to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness more than steady state exercise. Adding…

Have a pain on the bottom of your foot? At some point, in your life, you will most likely suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that runs from your heel bone to your toes. It…

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