It’s no secret that trucking involves a lot of long hours on the road. With this lifestyle, it can be easy to fall into bad habits that can leave your sleep schedule, eating habits, and overall health lacking. This new year, try creating a healthier trucking routine that will leave you feeling better at the end of these long days. We’ve got some healthy habits that you can easily work into your trucking routine to help you improve your health and wellness this year.
It’s important to prepare for your trip from beginning to end. This will help you stay ready in the event of the unexpected. Planning ahead will also help you pack everything you’ll need to stick to a healthier trucking routine. Remember to set aside time for meals, fuel stops, and even rest breaks. Make sure you have plenty of opportunities to reset for each leg of your journey.
Eating Healthy on the Road
It can be difficult to eat healthy during a long trip. Between the easy, fast food of truck stops and how difficult it can be to pack healthier food to eat on the road, bad habits can creep in. Try to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, along with healthy snacks that you can rely on when you’re low on time or would otherwise grab fast food. Think healthy but simple: fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots that you can take on-the-go.
Staying Mindful of Your Health
Remember to check in with your health. Whether you’re new to trucking or a seasoned professional, it’s important to prepare your body and mind for the long trips ahead. Try setting aside time during each day for a 15-30 minute workout. This can mean stretching, pushups, jumping jacks–anything that gets you moving for a bit to kickstart your routine.
Mind Your Sleep Schedule
Sleep is absolutely essential. All those miles on the road get exhausting, so your sleep patterns can get seriously thrown off during the trip. Try to keep your sleep schedule as close as possible to your sleep schedule at home. This will help you maintain your routine and stay energized throughout the long days.
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