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Solving the Metabolism Problem, Pt. 2

Eat the right food at the right time

What is the right amount of the right kind of food?

When we eat food, there are three main ingredients that we call macronutrients. They include carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Now, fat in food has nothing to do with fat in the body. All that low-fat, no-fat, fat-free is a bunch of fat malarkey! If your goal is to prevent weight gain or lose weight, or more specifically, to burn fat and reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome and increase your life expectancy, then you are primarily concerned with carbohydrates and proteins.

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Solving the Metabolism Problem, Pt.1

Understanding the effects of sleep deprivation on the functioning of metabolism and how this is the root cause of the obesity epidemic among truck drivers is the first step towards solving the problem a driver’s metabolism. Drivers have little control over their schedules which disrupt the proper functioning of their circadian rhythms. Drivers can, however, control their metabolism and by doing so, can burn the visceral fat in their abdomen, reducing the amount of squeezing and pressure on their vital organs. This is the most important thing a driver can do to increase their life expectancy.

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StayFIT on the Road

 

Whether you’re an over-the-road trucker or simply on a road trip, your health should still be a priority. TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express understand the importance of maintaining a healthier lifestyle on the road, and the challenges that come along with it. From healthier snacks while driving to a fitness area to keep you active, here is how we can help you StayFIT on the Road:

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