How to make a healthy breakfast in your truck
Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day, providing that it’s a healthy meal, and not a bowl full of sugar cereal. A greasy breakfast sandwich and sugar-filled donut are not beneficial to your health or well-being.
A better way to start the day is with an unprocessed, nutrient-filled meal that doesn’t force our bodies to kick into high gear trying to process all of the junk. A healthy breakfast will keep you full while minimizing the junk food cravings. Plus, it will provide you with long-lasting energy and focus throughout the day.
But for many truck drivers, a healthy breakfast doesn’t always seem possible. So you need to be prepared. You may be thinking there is no way of making a healthy breakfast in the truck every day, but you’ll soon find it’s not only easy but also delicious and budget-friendly.
Trucker guide to avoid and manage diabetes
Did you know that more than 9 percent of the population (30 million Americans) have diabetes? Approximately one quarter is 65 years of age or older. The American Diabetes Association estimates the disease accounts for $237 billion for direct medical costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity. That means diabetes is extremely costly – financially and physically. Both of which can put a real drain on your quality of life.
The good news is that there are things you can do to minimize the likelihood of becoming diabetic as well as several practical things you can do to manage it, if you have diabetes.
Truck Driver Pets
Companions on the road
Many truck drivers say having a pet sitting next to you as you drive down the road is good for you for multiple reasons. Dogs provide plenty of health benefits for truck drivers, both physical and mental. They also entertain you and can help keep your truck and your home secure.
One truck driver describing his dog, said “He is great company; he keeps me laughing a lot. He is also a great source of exercise [as] walking him and playing with him will definitely keep me active. But the number one thing is he’s an awesome alarm system.”
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Truck Driver’s Guide To Healthier Lifestyle
A Good Plan Is Essential For Losing Weight
Studies have shown that truck drivers have a much higher incidence of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes than other industries. Being overweight is one of the main factors for many truck driver health issues. The key to any weight loss plan is you’ve got to believe in yourself and realize losing weight requires small changes you can stick to so they build up over time. Eventually, new good habits will form leading to a healthier lifestyle and a trimmer you. In general, you’ll need to create a deficit of 250–500 calories per day to lose 1/2 to 1 pound per week. We’ve assembled a collection of practical tips for incorporating a healthier lifestyle.
Healthy Habits When You’re Out On The Road
A healthy lifestyle is key for the Long Distance Truck Driver
One of the biggest challenges for long-haul truck drivers, also known as over-the-road (OTR) trucker, is to maintain a healthy lifestyle while out on the road. OTR truck drivers travel long distances and can be away from home for weeks at a time. Trucking is a tough job that often leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. Many truck drivers rely on enormous amounts of caffeine and junk food to pass the time and get energy.
Rest stops can exacerbate this problem if they offer limited healthy food choices. At some truck stops, you can fuel, shower, eat and possibly even have your truck worked on, which can save you time by making one stop instead of several places to get food. However, staying healthy is essential. It’s critical for your well-being, as well as for success in your career. Establishing healthy habits can help prevent burnout and keep you energized throughout the day.
Here are 5 Health Tips for Over The Road Truck Drivers
Thanksgiving Dinner Options for Truckers on the Road
One of the toughest challenges for truck drivers is the work schedule that comes with it. Its demanding hours and weeks upon weeks of travel/time spent away from home make it difficult, especially if it means having to spend holidays on the road. Thanksgiving for truck drivers can be tough—but if you look in the right places, there are tons of great places on the road where you can get a great turkey dinner. It is easier than you think to celebrate Thanksgiving as a trucker who’s on the clock.
So if you happen to be on the road this Thanksgiving, check out these places to eat Thanksgiving dinner:
App Helps Truckers with Health & Nutrition
Rolling Strong mobile app to address health “epidemic” among truckers
Small changes in eating habits can have a huge impact on your health. Far too often people focus on the word “diet” when discussing a “healthy diet”. Eating right doesn’t mean depriving yourself of food, quite the opposite. It’s about making healthy choices, which is often difficult to do on the road.
The rolling strong platform helps guide you to nutritious options and records your selections to help you earn points.
You’ll learn tips for addressing a variety of health issues through simple changes such as decreasing sodium intake and increasing water consumption.