Weekly Health Tip
Many of the ways suggested by the medical community to get fit are not always practical for truck drivers, who because of the nature of their jobs, are all but forced into a sedentary lifestyle. However, there is one exercise that can be performed pretty much anywhere and that's walking. All you need is a decent pair of walking/running shoes to ensure your feet are well protected as you walk or run on hard surfaces like truck parking lots. And the benefits are incredible! It’s a great way to boost your mood and can reduce anxiety and stress. Going for a 30–40 minute walk a few times a week can prevent brain shrinkage and memory loss. An after-meal stroll can help speed up your rate of digestion. Studies suggest that walking for 30 to 40 minutes will boost the amount of immune system cells in your body. It’s also a great way to blow off steam and vent — even if to yourself — about a tough day on the road. This is one way to start getting back into a healthier lifestyle and we want you to be the healthiest trucker you can be!