Sitting all day can be taxing on the body. Making sure you are incorporating healthy lifestyle choices into your everyday routine is vital to keep yourself feeling your best. At Royal Logistics, we care about you and your wellbeing outside of work. We have put together a list of three things you can do to stay healthy while on the road.
Avoid driver burnout.
All types of jobs are prone to burn out at some point. The trucking industry is a 24/7 operation, and this is why truck drivers are more susceptible to burn out. Many drivers have irregular schedules and are required to meet the deadlines of shipping dispatches. It is recommended an individual gets 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If this is not possible, here are some other ways you can get better rest while on the road.
- Block any light coming into your cab.
- Reduce noise with earbuds or white noise.
- Reduce screen time. Especially before bed.
- Limit night time snacking.
Make clean food choices.
It is easy to fall in the trap of making unhealthy food choices when on the go. Consider substituting high preservative foods for lean protein and clean carbs. Before you leave for the day, try meal prepping. And if you will be on the road for multiple days, try making a few meals that you can keep in the refrigerator of your cab.Not only is this healthier but will save you money. Avoid fast food and don’t fully rely on convenience stores for your snacking. Other tips for healthier choices include.
- Cutting out pop and replacing it with water.
- Eat a good breakfast every morning.
- Choose filling snacks such as hummus and veggies, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, string cheese, and jerky.
Most of your days are spent sitting in the same spot. Make sure you are taking breaks to move around. This not only helps your physical health but also your mental health. Your body needs a break every once in a while no matter who you are. Truck drivers are prone to lower back pain. By improving your posture and moving your body you can help prevent more severe problems.
At Royal Logistics, we care about your health and well-being. Make sure you are doing everything you can to keep yourself healthy while on the road. Without these healthy habits, you run the risk of being tired and unfocused while on the job. Being a truck driver requires you to be attentive and energized throughout your route for the safety of you and others on the road.