February is American Heart Health month, and heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America.
The holiday season usually means added stress for most of us. But for truck drivers, the holidays can take stress to an entirely different level.
Human touch is far more profound and connected to our mental and physical well-being than most of us think or realize.
When it comes to hydration, truck drivers seem to have a conflict of interest. Most drivers believe they cannot drink much water because it will lead to more bathroom breaks, which affects not only their ability to make on-time deliveries, but also their earnings.
Lack of sleep impacts our mood, our ability to focus, and even our motor skills. Worse, it has been tied to multiple health issues. That's why getting regular quality sleep is one of the biggest challenges long-haul drivers face.
While some drivers over-eat regularly, the majority do not – including most overweight and obese drivers. Yet many drivers continue to gain weight and worsen health risk markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose.
Stress is a part of everyday reality. In fact, a certain amount is actually beneficial. But too much stress, or not learning to manage our stress, can destroy our health.