Truck Stops and how they relate to Trucker Health
Thursday 1-11-18 6PM ET
As we enter a New Year Truck Drivers continue to take their Health more seriously. For years, the long hours, sedentary lifestyle and poor choices have led to many chronic and even fatal health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, circulatory disease. Because of the stress of the job, high blood pressure is also common among drivers.
In the last few years, drivers are exercising more and making better food choices such as eating more fruits and vegetables, eating less fast type food, eating less processed foods, and even cooking in the truck.
One of the most common complaints some drivers have is the lack of healthy food choices at rest areas and truck stops. Over the last few years truck stops have acknowledged the issue of truck driver health, and have made positive changes at their travel plazas in order to help drivers accommodate their need to improve driver health. But is it enough?
Tonight our guest Carolyn O’Byrne of LifeCoachService.net and author of “Gut Instinct”, we’ll discuss the challenges of OTR driver health and how drivers are already facing these challenges and making positive changes. She'll be answering callers with their questions and suggestions on how everyone involved can improve the trucker health issue.
Since truck stops remain the most important daily stop for any truck driver, we’ll be discussing what some have done to help over the road drivers stay healthy and what more these travel plazas could do to help improve the OTR professional driver..
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