Truckers are an important component of the American economy, as they deliver goods to wholesale or retail outlets that keep the economy rolling. However, a trucker constantly has to be on the road, away from family, with only his trusty truck and trailer to keep him constant company.
This sort of lifestyle can take a toll on different facets of a trucker’s life. Fortunately, there are things that can be done in order to counter the negative effects of being on the road for too long.
One of the biggest problems truck drivers have to face is the difficulty of living a healthy lifestyle on the road. Fast food and oily fare are go-to, feel-good foods, but everyday exposure to such fare only spells trouble for the trucker’s weight and health. Fortunately, pre-washed and cut fruits and vegetables are available in any convenience store. Grilled meat is another healthy alternative.
Exercising is also a terrific way to get healthier. Running shoes and folding bicycles are great items to keep around while travelling. Taking them out while on a break is a great way to exercise the heart and body. Sufficient sleep is also an important aspect truckers should watch out for.
Finally, relationships with family and friends is another priority for on-the-road truckers. Bonding with the children about the places they went to and bonding with their spouses through paperbacks (for the spouse) and audio books (for the trucker) will work wonders for the relationship.