The truck driving industry is overwhelmingly unhealthy to it’s participants. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals, “More than half of long-haul truck drivers reported having two or more of these health conditions or unhealthy behaviors: high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, limited physical activity, high cholesterol, or fewer than 6 hours of sleep. These factors increase the chance of developing preventable, long-lasting diseases.” With this knowledge, HTAA routinely reviews and post news articles related to Truckers health in an effort to better inform you.
Dr. Juliana Simonetti says “Obesity has long been seen as a choice. “Just go home, diet and exercise,” patients are told, but that won’t solve it, she says. “Each patient has unique needs and circumstances.”
How to get your body under control no matter how many hours you drive a week