Your health is the most important aspect of your life because it affects all other aspects of your life. Staying healthy as a truck driver is even more important because it is harder on the road. It may be hard to be the healthy trucker, but it is not impossible. Today, Gray Transportation is going to share a few tips on how to be healthy on the road.
There are three major components to staying healthy: eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising.
What you put into your body can directly affect how healthy you are. On the road, it is easy to stop into the convenience store when you’re fueling up the truck. Seems easy enough, but you’re doing more harm than good. Try to stay away from processed and greasy foods and head for the healthier, more natural options. Many chain truck stops and gas stations have healthier food options for about the same price as junk food. You can also bring your own food on the road to save money.
Getting Enough Sleep-
Sleeping well is just as important as eating well. Sometimes, sleeping on the road won’t be as great as sleeping at home, unfortunately, that’s the nature of the business. The best way to get a good amount of sleep is to make the cab as dark as possible and be sure to put away any distractions, like your phone. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Being tired on the road is dangerous because you run the risk of an accident. Always consider sleep one of your top priorities.
Hitting the gym while being a trucker isn’t usually possible, but that doesn’t mean you can do more to get some exercise in. On your breaks, take a few laps around the rest area or at the truck stop. It is good to get your legs moving as much as you can.
Gray Transportation wants you to be the healthy truck driver. Set an example for everyone else and get started today. If you’re driven and a leader, we want you on our team, contact us today to drive for Gray.