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loosen you up for the day. Even better, do frequent little stretching sessions throughout the day to keep you from pulling a muscle and feeling better overall. For towers that respond to crashes it can often be zero to 100 in an instant, being tasked with cleaning up heavy debris or picking up stiff in awkward positions. Being loose and limber will help you maintain your body for the years to come, along with a variety of other health benefits as well. In general, keep your body active, working out for at least 30 minutes every other day. It doesn’t have to be anything intense. Maybe a stroll around your neighborhood with your spouse, or walking your dog. Sitting in a driver’s seat for long hours can also cause health issues such as back pain, poor sleep, and weight gain. So take proactive measures to minimize them.

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One of the most effective way to relieve depression is through exercise.

2. Download A Health Tracking App Consider having an easily accessible app on your phone dedicated to tracking your health. Apps such as MyFitnessPal allow you to keep a record of what you ate, how much water you drank, and how much you’ve exercised each day. Then it will analyze the food you’ve eaten and track how much you’ve had of vitamins,

protein, fat, sugar, and carbs. This info can help you know what you need to focus on to keep you at your best. 3. Don’t Drive Drowsy According to the National Safety Council (NSC), each year drowsy driving accounts for about 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities. This practice

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