Staying healthy is of utmost importance for truckers while out on the road. No one likes being sick, and it’s very tough to have to go out and drive while feeling under the weather.
It’s particularly tough for sick truckers because they still have to meet deadlines and often are alone while out on the road. Plus, being stuck in a cramped cab for hours on end will probably not make you any better.
Keep these tips in mind to make sure you avoid sickness while out on the road.
Sleep Well: It’s usually quite hard for a trucker to get good sleep while working. It’s especially hard since many truckers are limited in the type of sleep medicine they are allowed to take. One way to help get a good night’s sleep is to take melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that’s also pretty cheap to buy in pill form.
Melatonin, along with good sleep habits will help your sleep rhythms stay in sync so your body can get the rest and recovery it needs. Best of all, it’s not going to affect your CDL eligibility since it’s a natural substance. But to be safe, make sure to try it out while you’re not working so your body can get a feel for the supplement. You don’t want any surprises while out driving on a job.
Take Vitamins: Vitamins are another great way to stay healthy. Multivitamins give your body the nutrients it needs and will also help you
ward off sickness. One good vitamin is fish oil because it can drastically reduce inflammation in the body. High inflammation can lead to a number of nasty ailments, so keep up to speed with your vitamins to stay healthy.
Another good choice is saw palmetto because it can help with prostate functioning. Many male drivers run into problems with their prostate because they are sitting down for long periods of time. This can cause it to get inflamed and lead to a range of other health issues, some of which can be very serious.
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Soak Up The Sun: If you’re not seeing the sun, you’re more apt to get sick. This is especially worrisome in winter because the sky is often filled with clouds. A lack of sunlight deprives your body of essential nutrients that could make it sick. If you’re driving in wintertime, consider supplementing with Vitamin D. Otherwise, make sure to let your skin soak up some rays.
Eat Well: One of the simplest ways to avoid sickness is just to eat well. This can be difficult for truckers because they are often pressed for time. Many rest stops and gas stations don’t offer the best foods. Taking the time to eat healthy and nutritious food can go a long way towards staying fit and healthy while driving.
Plus, healthy food is often going to be cheaper on your wallet in the long run even if the sticker price is more expensive. Eating well means your body will have the nutrients it needs and you won’t have to spend cash on snacks to try and fill your stomach.
Keep all of the above in mind while out driving to reduce your chances of getting sick. While it can be hard to stay healthy while out on the road, it’s certainly not impossible, and you can take steps to keep your body
healthy and strong.
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