According to AMAXX Workers’ Compensation Resource Center, truck drivers have a disproportionate number of musculoskeletal injuries compared to workers in other workforces. Due to the nature of their work—spending long periods seated followed by brief periods of strenuous labor—it's not surprising that truck drivers are more prone to injuries. Especially when you consider other risk factors that are common in the industry, like irregular sleep habits, lack of exercise, weight issues, and poor overall health.
So, how can a truck driver stay healthy? Small changes add up and lead to healthy habits. Here are some tips to get you started:
No gym needed! Just 15 minutes a day can strengthen your body. If you can’t find 15 minutes, what about 5 minutes? Short bursts of physical activity are better than no physical activity. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Sleeping seven hours or better each night would be great. Try these tips to improve your sleep:
Poor posture can lead to lower back pain, sciatica, and other issues. Here are some tips for improving your posture: