It’s no surprise that truck drivers spend long hours behind the wheel. We know we’re stating the obvious. But, what are less obvious are the health issues that can arise as a result of this type of occupation. Contributing factors to these health issues are extended periods of sitting and bad eating habits. It’s important to keep this in mind as you’re planning your journey by staying educated on preventative measures and also symptoms that something possibly can be wrong with your health.
Common Health Issues of Truck Drivers
- Metabolic issues
- An increased blood pressure
- Blood sugar irregularities.
- Excess body fat in the abdomen
- High cholesterol
- Extreme fatigue
- Musculoskeletal injuries
While this may all seem very depressing, the good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to prevent some of these issues. Many of these are related to your diet on the road. One simple way to help prevent health issues on the road is to plan ahead on your snacks.
If the average truck driver snacks two times per day, then it’s important to make those two times count toward promoting a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips for healthy snacking on the road.
- Plan ahead and pack your snack. Truck stops have a plethora of processed foods for you to choose from. Pack a fresh fruit or veggie on your road trip to snack on.
- If you’re searching for salty, crunchy munchies then choose nuts over chips or other high fat packaged options.
- Replace your sugary and caffeine-filled drinks with water to wash down your healthy snacks.
Bulldog Truck Sales wants to help you stay on the road along with a healthy lifestyle. Come and see us today and let us help get you behind the wheel of your dream truck.Posted on behalf of Bulldog Truck Sales