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Healthy Truck Drivers Need More than a Balanced Diet in Minneapolis, MN

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Staying healthy means a lot more for truckers than watching what they eat on the road, but it surely doesn’t hurt to be thinking about what you put in your personal tank in Minneapolis, Minnesota and elsewhere across the United States.

It’s almost impossible to pull up to a truck stop and not find a fast food option that might taste good in the short-run but create weight gain in the long-run. Diets with too many carbs and sugar are considered to be a fast-lane to health troubles like obesity and diabetes.

Healthy snacks or meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, trail mix with a heavier portion of nuts, and beef or turkey jerky are among several better options.

Exercise can be difficult with a job that demands so much time on the road and behind the wheel. If weight training doesn’t fit into your schedule, setting aside some time each day for walking can pay dividends for muscle health, weight control, and preventing diabetes.

Caffeine and long hauls go together, but sleep shouldn’t be underrated. It’s hard to stay awake and focused if you’re sleep deprived. Find a way to get comfortable, no matter where you try to get a good night of sleep. If it means using a device to create a bit of “white noise” or finding a cushion that helps you snooze, it’s a good thing.

High stress levels, smoking, and no free time are other detours you’ll want to avoid if you’re planning on keeping the long haul from making to you pay too steep a price. When it comes to putting in miles and keeping demanding schedules, your health and wellbeing come first.

Bay & Bay Transportation prides itself on safety and reliability. We feature late model trucks and offer several hauling options for short and long range drivers. We also offer competitive medical and benefit plans to our local and longer route drivers across the United States.

That’s why Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition on roads around Minneapolis and on countless miles of highway nationwide. Call us at (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team.

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