The Dangers of Energy Drinks
Jun01

The Dangers of Energy Drinks

A person can rarely turn on the TV, listen to the radio or flip through a magazine these days without seeing an advertisement for an energy drink. Some of the more recognizable brands include Monster, Rockstar, 5-Hour Energy and Red Bull. These drinks are often marketed towards teenagers and college students, but are often used by adults in order to get an extra “jolt” of energy needed to get through the workday. Concrete cutting,...

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Nutrition for Job Performance
Mar01

Nutrition for Job Performance

Healthy diet, superfoods, low-fat, high-protein and counting carbs – all buzzwords we have heard on television, read in books, magazines and on the internet. There is a wealth of information concerning nutrition out there that, at times, can seem conflicting and often confusing. So who is right and what is really important when it comes to eating a healthy diet and what impact does this have on your job performance? The answers may...

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A Case for Red Meat
Dec29

A Case for Red Meat

To be honest, I had a completely different topic in mind for this issue. I even had about half the article written, when I came across a blog about why and how we should eat red meat. I can’t imagine anything more appropriate to write about when my audience is primarily men and women in construction than red meat, so I started over with this! Fall means hunting season is here in much of the country, and I know there are a lot of...

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H20 – What’s the Magic Number?
Jul05

H20 – What’s the Magic Number?

Sixteen glasses a day. Eight cups a day. Forty percent of your body weight in ounces. Drink when you’re thirsty. Drink when you’re hungry. Drink when you’re sweating. Don’t drink coffee or soda. Don’t drink tap water. Don’t drink bottled water. Don’t drink carbonated water. Does anyone else feel like there is no right way to drink the right amount and right kind of water? How much is enough? How much is too much? With summer quickly...

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HEALTH: Strains and Sprains
Mar09

HEALTH: Strains and Sprains

While these injuries certainly are not life-threatening, they may prevent a worker from performing day-to-day activities on the job, possibly for an extended period of time. Most strains and sprains can be prevented and, if they do occur, can heal quickly with proper care.

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HEALTH: Best Oils for Cooking
Dec06

HEALTH: Best Oils for Cooking

We all use oils and fats a lot in cooking—so how do you know which ones to use when? I have researched several reputable sources in order to get a variety of information and help you decide which oils to buy, how and when to use them and what benefits and risks each provides.

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