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How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Weight Gain

How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Weight Gain

There are hefty truck drivers. There are thin ones. What can truck drivers do to keep weight off?

Well, the trucking lifestyle isn’t an easy one. You may be away from home for days or weeks at a time. You may only encounter fast food joints and vending machines full of sugary sodas and snacks. That said, there are some things you can do to keep the weight off…

All Day Gyms

In many areas, there are 24/7 gyms where you join up and can have access to workout equipment at any time. Anytime Fitness is known for this: https://www.anytimefitness.com/ Also, many hotels have gyms or pools where you can work out– and this would probably be best in the morning, after you’ve just woken up from a long night’s sleep.

Work it Off On the Clock

Do you ever do driver assisted loads? If so, that’s a great way to exercise while on-the-clock. Pull flatbeds where you have to strap loads down and climb up and down the trailer. When you’re at a rest stop, take a long walk or jog around the parking lot to get your legs moving and your heart pumping.

Condiments and Snacks Add Up

As for what you eat, try using less condiments. For instance, instead of using three ketchup packets for your burger and fries, use just one per meal. And if you get a salad, use half the dressing they give you on it. Eat blueberries instead of M&Ms. Snack on carrot sticks or celery sticks. Try to get off of Red Bull or other energy drinks. For every can of soda pop you drink, make sure to drink the equivalent amount of water, and, if possible, cut down on drinks like Coke and Pepsi.

Weight Loss Programs

Many truck drivers join Weight Watchers and it helps them keep track of their food/drink intake daily. Ultimately, they can lose some weight by just staying aware of how much they’re consuming each day!

Fresh Pool

Finally, when possible, pack your own meals instead of buying store-bought ones. This way you control how much salt is on your stuff. And you can control your portion size. The more sugar, salt and fat you consume, the more likely you are to gain weight, so do what you can to cut down on those things.

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Make Summertime Trucking Routes a Success by Following These Tips

Make Summertime Trucking Routes a Success by Following These Tips

Summertime usually means not just warm driving days, but hot ones. And then you factor in the humidity? You’ll be sweatin’! So what are some summertime tips for truck drivers? Stay Cool In the old days, truckers didn’t have air conditioned cabs and they didn’t carry water bottles everywhere. But in 2021, thankfully, you can… Continue Reading

What is Truck Driver Fatigue?

What is Truck Driver Fatigue?

Truck drivers often experience fatigue. It can be physical, mental or both. And when fatigue strikes, it can make it much harder for a driver to perform their duties. An Overview of Truck Driver Fatigue Physical fatigue means the body is tired. An example for truck drivers would be longer reaction times or incorrect responses,… Continue Reading

What Are the Most Common Causes of Heavy Truck Accidents?

What Are the Most Common Causes of Heavy Truck Accidents?

Every year, there are anywhere from 400,000 to 500,000 accidents involving heavy trucks all across the country. Many of these accidents are a direct result of fatigue. Truck drivers spend long hours hauling loads and get tired when they do. If they push themselves too hard, fatigue can cause them to make bad decisions and… Continue Reading