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5 Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy on the Road March 1, 2019

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5 Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy on the Road, Sharon, Ohio

When you’re a truck driver, standard guides for staying healthy don’t always apply to you. Taking care of your body while driving long stretches takes goal setting, planning around a sedentary job, and a lot of dedication. Here’s how you can improve your well-being when you’re on the road.

How Truck Drivers Can Stay Healthy on the Go

1. Load up on Wholesome Snacks

Snacking on junk food is a quick and easy way to get some energy, but this can quickly lead to health issues. You don’t have to give up snacks, but pick up food that’s more nutritious. Fresh fruit, nuts, and cut-and-packaged vegetables are available at most gas stations and truck stops.

2. Schedule in Some Exercise

Working out is an activity that you need to actively plan for when you’re a truck driver. On days where you might drive long hours, it can be difficult to find the time, place, and equipment for exercise. Invest in some portable options, such as weights, running shoes, and folding bikes. This way you can incorporate some fitness into your breaks. Most trucks stops have showers you can use while you’re on the road.

3. Order Healthy at Restaurants

truck driverWhen you stop at restaurants, focus on the healthier side of the menu. Pass on heavy foods that leave you groggy, and order yourself nutritious options like turkey clubs, grilled chicken salads, and anything with plenty of vegetables and low-fat proteins. You’ll get all the energy you’ll need for the road—without the excess fats and sugars. When in doubt, ask your waiter for a healthy recommendation.

4. Get Plenty of Sleep

Every truck driver knows the risks of driving while fatigued. Get yourself a quality mattress and pillow to ensure a good night’s rest. Avoid heavy meals, electronics, and caffeine before bed. If you have trouble falling asleep, consider purchasing a sleep aid that tackles the issue. A fan can keep you cool and produce white noise, while earplugs effectively block out sounds.

5. Cut out Bad Habits

It’s easy to form vices on a job. Work to cut these unhealthy habits out of your lifestyle. Smoking, boredom eating, and drinking cup after cup of coffee can take a toll on your body over time. Occupy your mind with music, audiobooks, and hobbies you can practice on a break instead.


When you take the time to tend to your health, truck driving is an incredibly rewarding career that will take you to new and interesting places. Hamrick School in Medina County, OH, will give you the skills you need to excel as a truck driver. With small CDL class sizes, personalized instruction, and behind-the-wheel training, this truck driving school will effectively prepare you to pass your exam and jump-start your career. Visit their website or call (330) 239-2229 for admission information.

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