Healthy Truckers Means Safer Drivers
KEEPING Integrated transport TRUCKERS AT THEIR BEST: DRIVER HEALTH
The state of a driver’s health is a factor that is occasionally disregarded while discussing driving safety. However, there is little doubt that a driver’s general health may affect how safely they operate their vehicle. Truckers can feel better and be better able to concentrate on the task at hand rather than pain and disease by reducing long-term and short-term illnesses like obesity, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and gout.
There are still methods for drivers to actively maintain and enhance their health, experts told Intermodal Insights, despite the fact that driving is frequently a sedentary vocation that involves spending a lot of time sitting behind the wheel.
To start, nutrition, exercise, and sleep are the three main pillars of health.
Make time to prepare your work week before heading out on the road for work Prepare meals in advance that are nutrient-dense, balanced, and will keep you going all day. Don’t drink your calories and spend your money on high-protein, low-carbohydrate meals.
Look for methods to combine workouts that can be done at home, in and around the vehicle, such as walking, yoga, resistance band work, push-ups, and sit-ups.
Put on your safety gear and look for a secure space to go for a stroll whenever there is downtime at the shipper and consignee sites.
When it comes to obtaining adequate sleep, one should make sure that the sleeping environment is as peaceful, cold, and dark as possible, whether at home or on the go. He suggested that you "consider utilizing ear plugs, a sleeping mask, white noise, and avoiding lit displays as much as possible" while you are trying to get some shut-eye. Consult your doctor straight away if you believe you may be at risk for a sleep disturbance of some kind.