When you are centrally located with Bay & Bay Transportation in Indianapolis, IN, you stand good odds of driving long stretches out on the road. You may find that as time goes on, it becomes easier to become accustomed to these long stretches. Much like an office job, the hours on the road can necessitate the need to get up and move from time to time. There are simple exercises that will prevent your muscles from undue tension or weakening due to disuse.
Before you set out for each trip, try to get 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular movement. Biking, running, walking, and swimming can not only get your blood moving well, they keep that circulation on a better course for the rest of the day. Adequate water intake is especially important. You are more likely to tire easily, get headaches from motion and sun exposure, and find your muscles cramping during your drives if you become dehydrated. The following tips can also help you maintain better health and stay in shape when out on the road:
- Spread out your water intake. Instead of gulping down a big bottle of water rapidly, consume it slowly. This will allow you to keep your body hydrated, while helping you prolong your time between stops.
- Wear UV-protective eyewear. Over time, squinting can cause unnecessary tension in muscles, causing your eyes to ache from attempting to dim the exposure and your head to ache from excessive strain. Wearing proper sunglasses will save you from that discomfort.
- Breathe deeply. Get into the habit of breathing over several counts. This will also help your circulation and alertness.
- When possible, rotate your joints and stretch. It’s possible to safely stretch your arms and rotate shoulders and wrists while driving, but even when you stop, take 2-3 minutes to intentionally stretch out your legs and neck. This will relieve tension and prevent cramping
Making sure you maintain good physical health is just one of the ways to enjoy a career with Bay & Bay Transportation. We value your well-being and know that good habits will make your experience even better! We’re hiring! Contact us today to learn more.