Healthy Workplace Month
- Drink enough water. Did you know your body doesn’t tell you when it’s thirsty until after you’re already in a state of dehydration? Avoid the many types of illness associated with dehydration and keep water with you at all times. Bonus: Drinking more water makes you feel fuller and helps you eat less.
- Get enough sleep. Getting seven to eight hours a night is essential — sleep regenerates the body and keeps you sharp. To help achieve this goal, set regular times to go to bed and wake up.
- Eat the right carbs. Trade refined carbohydrates for complex carbs, which can be found in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
- Aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day. If this sounds like a lot, break it up over the day and go for small walks to stretch your legs.
- Set realistic expectations. Body type, height and bone structure are important factors to consider when setting your goals.
- Incorporate relaxation into your daily routine. Block off time to get away from the job. Even getting out of the truck for breaks a few times a day can make a huge difference.
- Travel with a pet, if possible. Really, what else can make you feel so unconditionally loved and happy?
- Crank up the tunes! Your favourite music can go a long way in boosting your mood.
- Bring the comforts of home, like good quality bedding. Bonus: This could help you get more sleep.
“TIPS FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH FOR TRUCKERS”, Smart Trucking, http://www.smart-trucking.com/tips-for-good-mental-health.html
“BEST 10 TRUCK DRIVER HEALTH TIPS”, Smart Trucking, http://www.smart-trucking.com/truck-driver-health.html
“TOP 10 Healthy Trucker Tips by Glenn Caldwell”, The Rear View Mirror, https://therearviewmirror.ca/2015/02/13/top-10-healthy-trucker-tips-by-glenn-caldwell/