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How Truck Drivers Can Stay Healthy While on the Road

February 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Healthy Trucker HabitsIf you are a truck driver, you know just how difficult it can be to get proper exercise, eat healthy, and sleep enough while on long trips. Balancing all this can be difficult, but there’s no better time to get healthy than the start of a new year! Follow these tips from truck drivers and Bay and Bay Transportation to lead a healthier life while on the road.

1. Working out is hard when all you want to do is come home and relax. However, sitting for as long as you do while driving can take a toll on your health. Working out for at least 15-30 minutes a day can help you both physically and mentally. You don’t need to build a formal workout plan or get a personal trainer; just taking a walk around the neighborhood or going to the hotel gym is sufficient.

2. Try to make only good food available to snack on throughout the day. This will encourage you to eat a little healthier each day rather than grabbing quick snacks, which aren’t always the best option. Always eat breakfast to start your day right! Skipping breakfast can keep you from reaching your nutritional needs, and may even contribute to the bad habit of overeating.

3. Even if you don’t get enough sleep, always make time to relax. You may not have time to take an hour long nap, but pulling over at a rest stop for a 15-minute break can mean the difference between a good trip and a bad trip. Making time to relax is essential in staying healthy mentally, which will keep you healthy (and safe!) physically.

Bay and Bay Transportation offers truck drivers in Pittsburgh, PA and across the country more tips and tricks on our website. We hope you are making a conscious effort to staying healthy, not only this month, but for the rest of your truck driving career!

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