How Seriously Do You Take Health When Trucking?

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Renegade's Comment
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Do you try to eat healthy when you're on the road? Do you set aside 30 minutes to an hour a day to take a walk or jog when your wheels aren't turning?

Gladhand's Comment
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Do you try to eat healthy when you're on the road? Do you set aside 30 minutes to an hour a day to take a walk or jog when your wheels aren't turning?

Funny thing is my health has improved since becoming a driver. I was already sedentary most of the time I was home so it wasn't much of an adjustment to be sitting a lot. Driving has made me more conscious of my health so I make sure to park farther away from the truck stop to walk farther, I love eating different kinds of foods so if a restaurant is within 2 miles or less I will walk to it. Another thing to is I stopped drinking soda and coffee because I found them to take more energy away than they could give me.

Renegade's Comment
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I'm sure this is a question that doesn't come up very often on this page, but a person's health is just as important as the condition of the truck they're driving.

Pianoman's Comment
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I'm sure this is a question that doesn't come up very often on this page, but a person's health is just as important as the condition of the truck they're driving.

Yep. It sure is. Thanks.

So what's your point?

Personally I couldn't stand sitting (see what I did there? ...) for hours on end just looking at the road. Even if you work out thirty minutes a day and eat healthy, all the sitting really isn't good for you. Add insulin-dependent diabetes into the mix and it gets a lot more difficult. So I prefer my local driving job and yard hostling. I get to drive all the time in the yard and do local runs, but I'm in and out of the truck constantly. Some people would hate what I do, but I couldn't be happier.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Paul wrote:

Some people would hate what I do, but I couldn't be happier.

Yah mean like; "they couldn't stand it?"

Just to add some relevance. I do a lot of walking not only before and after each Walmart delivery, but I usually walk for 15-20 minutes during my 30 minute break. Which as you may have guessed, is done at a Walmart, on the perimeter of their parking lot.

Pianoman's Comment
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Yah mean like; "they couldn't stand it?"

Ha..ha... Touché

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Renegade's Comment
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I'm sure this is a question that doesn't come up very often on this page, but a person's health is just as important as the condition of the truck they're driving.

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Yep. It sure is. Thanks.

So what's your point?

Personally I couldn't stand sitting (see what I did there? ...) for hours on end just looking at the road. Even if you work out thirty minutes a day and eat healthy, all the sitting really isn't good for you. Add insulin-dependent diabetes into the mix and it gets a lot more difficult. So I prefer my local driving job and yard hostling. I get to drive all the time in the yard and do local runs, but I'm in and out of the truck constantly. Some people would hate what I do, but I couldn't be happier.

I was just curious how today's trucker maintains a healthy lifestyle.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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95% of truckers do not maintain a healthy lifestyle. Actually very few Americans do these days from all indications. I used to go jogging all the time and I had a set of dumbbells with me when I was on the road. Nowadays I mostly do bodyweight training, hiking, and yoga to stay in shape.

Resistance bands are a great idea for in the truck. Lightweight, take up very little space, very effective. Just don't hit yourself in the nose with it.

Renegade's Comment
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95% of truckers do not maintain a healthy lifestyle. Actually very few Americans do these days from all indications. I used to go jogging all the time and I had a set of dumbbells with me when I was on the road. Nowadays I mostly do bodyweight training, hiking, and yoga to stay in shape.

Resistance bands are a great idea for in the truck. Lightweight, take up very little space, very effective. Just don't hit yourself in the nose with it.

That's a great response Brett. I plan on doing some of the same things you mentioned like jogging, dumbbells, and just trying to eat better foods in general. I've already put the cigarettes down and I'm starting to feel pretty good about it.

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When we go to the TA or the Petro I always go to the salad bar only. But lately I'm getting vibes that I'm eating a bunch of chemicals and gmo's. I want to do veggies smoothies but can't figure out how to get to fresh veggies, then wash them, then blend them in the blender, then clean up after. Anybody do that?

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