Health Tips for Truckers
Though the road does pose some difficulties for truck drivers, there are still many options for staying healthy on the road. Below are some realistic tips for developing healthy habits when you’re grindin’ those gears.
Instead of falling into the trap of convenience store snacking, plan in advance. One plus-side to being a trucker is your ability to cook at work. Portable cooking devices allow you to bring and prepare healthy options with you.
Prepare a meal in a crockpot in the morning, and your dinner will be ready by evening (plus, leftovers for later). By planning a meal in advance, you can control the ingredients and the taste. Check out some healthy recipes online and start swapping in some vegetables.
Soda supplies the sugar but no feeling of fullness. One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to lose the carbonated beverages. Instead, drink water – it improves your stomach’s feeling of fullness and will help you make smarter eating decisions through the day. What’s more, water helps your body retain a healthy temperature and cushion joints.
Keep Your Body Moving
Maintaining physical activity reduces your chances of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend your break time lifting your truck tires to stay in shape. There are simple ways to stay active on the road. Consider take short walks while your truck is being loaded. At short stops, do a couple sets of push-ups or sit-ups. The important thing is to keep your body moving.
Spend time with Family and Friends
As a driver, you spend a lot of time away from home. Your mental health is important. Luckily, we live in the age of technology - when you’re at stops on the road, connect with friends and family on social media. And when you aren’t on the road, surround yourself with friends and family to give you motivation and peace of mind for your next haul.
By being a little more conscious of habits and getting creative with exercise and eating, you’ll soon be on track towards a healthier life.
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