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Truck Driver’s Health Check

Lack of regular exercise, toxic environment, irregular sleep, inhalation of chemical fumes from diesel fuel, and lack of access to nutritious and balanced food meals are the common reasons why the health of truck drivers is deteriorating.

Some would say, sugar helps improve the energy and focus of the drivers but the health experts say proteins would keep professional drivers at the wheel moving.

It is a challenge for every driver to overcome impediments to good health because of certain factors and most of them fall into food traps. This leads them to have more health issues like diabetes, obesity, sleep disorders, and heart problems.

To guide you to develop good health habits, below are some of the tips needed for a driver’s better health.

  1. Get Enough Good Sleep

Good sleep regenerates the body and increases the sharpness of the mind. Have at least 8 hours of undisturbed sleep a night, in a dark area to keep melatonin levels high. Better quality sleep is a result of having a high melatonin level in our body.

  1. Stay Hydrated

In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water. Our body loses fluids when we engage in hard physical work, thus, an increase in fluid intake is much recommended not just to stay hydrated but to prevent our bodies from other health conditions.

  1. Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals. Eating a wide variety of foods—especially fruits and vegetables—will positively affect your endurance and stamina when doing tough work and during your everyday activities.

  1. Stay away from Stimulants

Coffee and energy drinks are common the most common stimulants in the market. These will provide you with artificial alertness and will boost your energy but they will cause your body to dehydrate. Don’t try to compromise your body when it calls for rest, avoid these stimulants whenever possible.

  1. Have a regular exercise

Physical activity has significant health benefits for hearts, bodies, and minds. It enhances our thinking, learning, and our reflexes. Exercise also contributes to preventing non-communicable diseases and will improve our overall well-being. Be sure to have one daily to maintain good health.

Having good health for truck drivers is not imaginary, it is possible. But you need to be realistic, set some goals, and combine them with passion and dedication. You need to be willing to change as it will drive you on a long and more exciting journey with your favorite trailer truck. A reminder from Tegral Transport Equipment.