Waking up, it might be your last!

Every day we all do it. In fact we have to, it’s how we start our day. Most of us start with a smile then head to the shower and then that cop of coffee. Some just say shit, get up and get the coffee, some hit the ten minute button.

What if it wasn’t that way for 10 men and women you might not know? They are called our military and today when they woke up from little or no sleep they had one thing on their mind.

To commit suicide. To end the pain.

Yes, every day 10 of our military men and women will end their life because of what they can not control any longer. The war in their minds.

 

Scavenger Hunt 2018 begins in 8 days

Next week at the show look around and you might see a Leprechaun walking around the Mid-America truck show. Talk to him and you just might win a prize. Kiss him and magical things could happen. This week we will start the new scavenger hunt “Find It If You Can” where we have hidden pins that represent prizes like steer tires, head sets and CB radio’s. You can now become a sponsor of some of the gifts and prizes he is hiding around the travel centers he goes to this year. Down load the APP at “Find the Pin” and let the fun begin.

Start today

Exercise and you

Success means good eating and good exercise
Follow a moderate low-fat diet and an exercise program that combines aerobic activity and strength training. That’s the key to losing weight — and keeping it off.

Begin slowly with exercises you find comfortable and build as your body becomes accustomed to the activity level. Don’t start out too hard or too fast. Chances are you may injure yourself or quit before you’ve done yourself much good.

And remember, you can’t lose weight overnight. Set a realistic weight-loss goal for yourself — like one to two pounds a week — eat healthy, get going on a program of regular physical activity, and you’ll be delighted by what you accomplish.

Maintaining a lower, healthier body weight is something you can accomplish. So start now and keep on going! Source: American Council on Exercise.com

Time to retire or find a better Vitamin ?

After 35 years of working in the transportation industry, you start to get tired. Is it the heart attack of 2017, the damage from the Toronto to our office and trailer, the fund rasing or is it just that I’m 74 years old? Our contest for 2018 “Find It If You Can” is becoming a big hit, it’s the office, the paper work and just trying to stay up with the new changes in our industry and writing good articles that is taking a toll. I miss the on the spot location – interaction with the drivers at the tour sites. 

Can I sell the hard stuff and just do the tour part where I get to go to different locations, talk to drivers, play games and drink tea? 

I will do a lot of thinking about what to do about this.   

 

What do I do now??

I’ll be 74 in a couple of months.(I just chuckled) Ya, I had all the neat thing happen to me and most people my age have, like heart attack, house catches fire, went bald, lost 1/2 my hearing, eyes went bad and saw some of my friends pass away. When I talk to a lot of the youngers it surprises me that they think I’m already dead.

Well I’m not, at least I don’t think so. Most of our family tree (as branched off as it is) lives till the middle 90’s, so I got roughly 25 more years to go.

Here’s the question. What the hell do I do now? From what I see out there, I have more knowledge in my big toe than 75% of some half my age, and I actually want to work.

Hell. never mind I’m going to Camping Word and buying a motor home.

Successful Weight Control

It’s not just cutting calories
Eating less, or cutting back on fat in your diet, won’t keep the weight off. What you really need to do is strike a good balance between the number of calories you consume and the number you burn. And the only way to do that is to exercise.

Don’t groan! By exercising, you can lose weight while you eat more calories than if you simply went on a diet. Regular physical activity is much more effective at keeping the weight off in the long run than any diet.

One choice is aerobic exercise
With aerobic exercise, you can lose weight without drastically reducing the calories you consume or sacrificing important nutritional needs. One reason for this is because aerobic exercise not only elevates your metabolism while you’re exercising, it can also keep it elevated even after you’re done, depending of course on how long and how strong you exercise.

You’ve probably heard about exercise programs that actually turn your body into a “fat-burning machine.” Aerobics can do that. An aerobic program you stick with can help you lose weight easier because it can stimulate your body and make it burn calories.

If weight control is your goal, some types of aerobic activity will work better than others. Low-impact aerobics, like walking, step aerobics and low-impact aerobic dance are your best bets. Some good no-impact aerobic activities you can benefit from include swimming, bicycling and rowing.

If you’re just getting started, begin with as little as 15 minutes of low-impact aerobics three times a week. Gradually increase to 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity four times a week.

Strength training = weight management
Your muscles burn calories during physical activity. What you may not know is your muscles also burn calories when your body is at rest. Increase your muscle mass, and you’ll be increasing your body’s capacity to burn calories both during activity and at rest.

Add to that the research that shows diets that restrict calories substantially can cause the loss of lean muscle mass, along with the loss of fat. By incorporating strength training into your activity program, as well as following a moderate diet, you’ll be able to maintain lean muscle mass while you lose fat.

Start any strength-training program with one set of exercises and a weight that allows you to complete eight to 12 repetitions. Your program should exercise your legs, arms, chest and upper back. If you want to strengthen your stomach and lower back, increase the number of repetitions with weights that offer less resistance.

Success means good eating and good exercise
Follow a moderate low-fat diet and an exercise program that combines aerobic activity and strength training. That’s the key to losing weight — and keeping it off.

Begin slowly with exercises you find comfortable and build as your body becomes accustomed to the activity level. Don’t start out too hard or too fast. Chances are you may injure yourself or quit before you’ve done yourself much good.

And remember, you can’t lose weight overnight. Set a realistic weight-loss goal for yourself — like one to two pounds a week — eat healthy, get going on a program of regular physical activity, and you’ll be delighted by what you accomplish.

Maintaining a lower, healthier body weight is something you can accomplish. So start now and keep on going! 

No one can miss our trailers

Over the years a lot of people that look at this site think I’m looking for a job. I am not. I need to get to the people that make the advertising decisions for their companies. We have a unique opportunity in the transportation industry with the stops our Health & Wellness tour locations make and now with the new scavenger hunt game for 2018 we are having a lot of fun. Here is what the problem is – we are a non-profit totally volunteer company, yes that includes ME. Ask my wife, I’m broke. We need help putting these programs together and we do a dam good job doing it, but I can not do it alone no matter how much I try. SOOOO , help us out by going to our home page and help support a driver.

http://www.truckstopevents.com/

Hell, I’ll even send you a container of Joes Hand cleaner.

Thanks

Barry