Tips for truck drivers for a healthy lifestyle
Life of truck drivers on-road can become difficult. Especially, in times like these when the entire country is facing a pandemic and truck drivers are expected to deliver the essential commodities on time. Our truck drivers need to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a bid to ensure that they cope with the unexpected burden of work and a sudden rise in the demand-supply chain.
We have outlined tips for truck drivers who can adapt the same for a healthy lifestyle. But before we begin, it is important to understand what are the common health hazards for truck drivers.
Statistically speaking, truck drivers have more health problems and relatively shorter life spans than people with other careers.
Common Health Hazards:
- Lack of regular exercise
- Cramped workspace
- Inhalation of diesel fuel and other chemicals
- Lack of access to nutritionally balanced food
- Bad sleep routine
- Excessive stressful situations
Tips for drivers:
Keep yourself hydrated:
Most of the health issues arise due to dehydration. Drink water at every short interval to keep yourself hydrated. This way you will be able to overcome almost half of your health-related issues.
Consume fruits & vegetables:
Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals and they also help in digestion. Consume at least 5-10 fruits per day and the average amount of vegetables.
People generally rely on stimulants like coffee and energy drinks. But it can take a toll on your health. Especially, excessive coffee or energy drinks. It is best to avoid it completely while you are on duty.
Truck drivers have long driving hours and a strict deadline to follow. It affects their sleep timings and it increases fatigue. It is important to get at least 8 hours of sleep to keep going. Sleep helps in regenerating the energy and keeps the mind focused and sharp.
Truck drivers spend most of their time in cramped spaces and it is important to at least exercise for 10 minutes every day for proper blood circulation. We understand after a long day on road no one wants to spend any extra time exercising but even something like a 15-minute brisk walk can help your body.
If you are trucker and you are reading this TXT Family extends its warm greetings to you and your family. Amid the crisis, the whole country is looking up to you and we all stand behind you. Thank you for your service. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
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For more information, you can access these sites
FMCSA General Emergency FAQs: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/general-emergency-faqs
CDC COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Transport Canada: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html
American Trucking Associations: https://www.trucking.org/
Truckload Carriers Association: https://www.truckload.org/