While truckers are known for moving mountains to get their hauls where they need to be on time, being the hardest working drivers on the road, and having incredibly demanding jobs, they aren’t necessarily known for being the healthiest workers. Staying healthy on the road is critical to your personal health and the longevity of your trucking career. Here are our favorite tips to make sure that your trucking lifestyle is as healthy as possible.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is important not only for your physical and mental health but also for your ability to drive safely on the road. Make sure that you take enough time every night to sleep, whether you’re in your cab or a hotel so that you wake up with a clear mind ready to tackle a day of driving.
While you drive your truck hundreds of miles every day, you might not even end up walking one mile over the course of the day! When you take rest breaks or stops along the road, find ways to integrate exercise into your routine. Try parking further away and doing a lap around the parking lot before you enter the rest stop. Or, try doing some quick jumping jacks or push-ups whenever you stop. Finding fun and simple ways to integrate exercise into your trucking lifestyle makes all the difference when it comes to being healthy on the road.
You Are What You Eat
We know that cheese fries, pot roast, and biscuits are calling your name when you’re on the road and missing home. However, emotional eating will do nothing but add to your waistline. Prepare meals on your own before heading out or search at rest stops for the healthiest options. Meal prepping at home is a great way to cut costs and enjoy healthy fresh meals every day.
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