Top Four Ways Exercising Can Make You A Better Truck Driver

Healthy diets are an important component of overall health and wellness. However, exercise is also important as our bodies are intended to move. One reason for poor health and overweight issues that so many truck drivers suffer with is that they fail to exercise on a regular basis if at all. Truck drivers suffer with shortened life spans due to cardiovascular disease. This lack of exercise is a major risk factor for heart disease and strokes. Regular exercise reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease. Exercise is one of the best ways to delay or prevent many chronic illnesses and diseases. If you have not exercised in a while start slowly. Brisk walking is generally safe for most people. Check with your physician if you have any problems that need to be addressed prior to beginning a regular exercise program.

Physical benefits of exercise

  •    woman-fitness (160)lowers blood pressure
  •    improves circulation in the body
  •   increases fat reduction
  •   helps weight reduction
  •   builds muscle mass
  •   boosts energy level
  •   increases muscle strength
  •   reduces stroke risk
  •   reduces heart disease risk
  •   reduces risk of diabetes
  •   reduces bone loss
  •   improves cholesterol levels
  •   increases energy levels
  •   improves your ability to do physical activity
  •   reduces the risks of falls

Stress Reduction

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces depression
  • Releases tension
  • Promotes enthusiasm
  • Releases hormones called endorphins which are considered the feel-good hormones.

Improves Sleep

Exercising on a regular basis can enable you to sleep better and to be alert and have more energy during the day. It also can prevent accidents because many accidents occur because of sleepy drivers. Other benefits of good sleep include:

  • lady-sleeping-(225)-7676645672_bae4dd9ca4_oimproves memory
  • increases life span
  • reduces inflammation
  • increases creativity
  • reduces stress
  • reduces depression
  • reduces anxiety

Improves Vision

bicycle-riders-225-616604117_4f1045db87_oThat’s right exercise can improve your vision. Aerobic exercises increases circulation throughout the body including the eyes. Therefore, a brisk walk, jog, bicycle ride or jumping on a rebounder will improve the health of your eyes.

According to Dr. Edward C. Kondrot a Dade City Opthalmologist “Daily exercise is a key to good health and clear vision” He recently rode in a 335-mile bike challenge through the Great Allegheny Passage to raise awareness for the alternative treatments of macular degeneration. So take care of your eyes. Exercise is a great way to do so.

According to the Centers For Disease Control, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Truck drivers often fail to take the time to exercise. Oftentimes, because they work long hours they are simply too tired at the end of the day to exercise. Exercise will greatly reduce stress levels in truck drivers. Drivers should realize that they don’t have to do all of their exercises at one time. Perhaps they can do ten  or fifteen minutes in the morning before they start their day. How about at lunchtime. A walk around the truckstop before eating lunch is also a good plan. Evening exercises should be reserved for those that are not strenuous such as stretching as you don’t want to overly energize yourself prior to going to sleep. This is the time to calm down your body so you can get a good nights sleep.

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