Stress Linked To Unhealthy Eating Habits

Managing stress & eating right; two big factors to healthy living

Most truckers understand that stress is an inevitable part of a career in trucking. Most truckers enjoy the driving part of the job, but there is stress involved in a truck driving career. There’s stress when you’re in traffic. There’s stress when you are trying to find a safe place to park and rest while avoiding HOS violation. There’s stress when you’re looking for someplace downtown and you can’t find it and you’re lost. There’s stress trying to back into a tiny little spot, where there really isn’t any room for a tractor trailer.

The customer doesn’t care…..he just wants you to be at the dock. There’s the stress of being away from home and worrying about your family when you’re gone. There is plenty of stress in driving professionally for a living. For many drivers, the stress of the road and limited access to parking and healthy food choices result in poor eating habits. Truck drivers are among the highest incidence of diabetes and obesity.