Traveling for business used to be fun, but with long lines and heighten security at airports, bad or no food on planes and a more hectic business environment, it is easy to be stressed out and fall into bad health habits on the road. What can you do to minimize the impact of frequent travel on your health and fitness? Here are some tips that help me stay healthy and enjoy my travels. To continue reading:--->
Health Tips for Road Warriors
“TRUCKERS’ ROAD TO HEALTH”
(Free To Truckers)
Miami, FL (April 30, 2012) – TheManInWhite.ORG (TMIW) is pleased to inform professional trucker drivers that (for the next thirty days) they can download a free audio book on health specifically designed for truckers. Titled Truckers’ Road to Health, it is the first in a series audiobook on health care targeting professional truck drivers. This audio format is an ideal resource for professional truck drivers, who can learn about their health as they drive. Topics include lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, nutrition, obesity and sleep apnea.
Truckers’ Road to Health was authored by medical specialists, edited into laymen’s terms, and narrated by professional voice talent. Other contributors include Joe Martin, CEO of Truckercise.net, and Matthew S. Thiese, PhD, MSPH, University of Utah School of Medicine, Instructor of Occupational Injury Epidemiology - with special research Interests in Physical Activity in Occupational Populations and Commercial Driver Health.
Of Audible’s 30-day free audiobook offer, Scott Weidner, CEO of Transport for Christ, said, “What better way to learn about one’s health? We are very fortunate to be partnered with TMIW in an effort to improve the wellness of individual drivers and the industry as a whole.”
“Understanding how to take control of your health is crucial, especially for the trucking industry which is experiencing increased regulation pertaining to driver fitness. This audiobook should be mandatory for every driver, male or female.” said Ellen Voie, CEO of Women in Trucking, whose input resulted in the inclusion of several key topics on womens’ health in the audiobook.
According to the American Trucking Association, there are approximately 4.2 Million professional Truck Drivers, and approximately 1.7 Million operate “big rigs” for long hauls. Audiobooks provide a solution for millions of busy people who struggle to find enough time to read, including the 105 Million Americans who drive to work alone every day.
Truckers wishing to take advantage of Audible’s offer will be able to try a 30-day free trial for the Gold plan. Although the credit can be used on any listed title in Audible.com’s catalog, it is hoped that truckers will apply the credit towards the audiobook of “Truckers’ Road to Health.” Trial (new) membership is subject to Audible.com’s general trial terms. Audible’s 30-day free trial for new members is available at TheManInWhite.ORG and Free with Audible.com 30-day free trial membership Truckers Road to Health, and will be available for truckers to try anytime over the next six months. “This is a great opportunity for drivers to get an excellent tool to improve their health for free,” said Dr. Matthew S. Thiese, PhD, MSPH. “This is a wonderful audiobook on truckers’ health,” said Joe Martin, adding, “Get it now.”
“The usual price is $23.85, so there is absolutely no excuse not to take advantage of this free book offer”, said Efrain Arroyave, MD, CEO for TMIW.
TheManInWhite.ORG produces health care information on truckers’ health issues. Upcoming topics for audio books on truckers’ health include: sleep apnea, nutrition and diabetes and stress management.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply, Willing is not enough, we must do! by Bruce Lee.
Driving on the road makes healthy living very difficult. The lack of activity and restaurant eating can create health risk at all ages. Making good choices is not impossible, here are a few important resources and ideas to help. Healthy fast food
High blood pressure
Exercise on the road
Heart attack and stroke warning signs
Truck Driver Health # 1
Healthy fast food
Stick to these easy rules:
Always eat a variety of foods in moderate sizes.
Don't use as much salt on your food. If you can always carry seasonings in your truck so you can add flavor without adding more salt.
Stay away from foods labeled jumbo, giant, and super/sized. Bigger portions means more calories. Buy a regular or smaller portion instead of the larger ones.
Buy grilled or broiled sandwiches with deli meats like lean roast beef, turkey or chicken breast.
Ask that special sauces or extra dressings be left off the order, and add lots of vegetables.
Don't eat the croissant or a biscuit instead eat a bun, bread or an English muffin.
Pile on at the salad bar if there is one, but stay away from creamy, tricky salad dressings.
If you are eating Mexican food, be sure to order bean burritos, soft tacos, fajitas and other items that aren't fried. Chicken is better than beef, even more so with lettuce, tomatoes and salsa. Set a limit on refried beans, and don't eat much cheese, sour cream, or guacamole. Beware of fried tortilla shells. Taco salads can have over 1,000 calories.
Sometimes Pizza is a good choice. Get thin crust pizza with vegetables on top, order a salad, and allow yourself one or two slices.
Stay away from these:
Fat/free muffins with plenty of sugar, skinless fried chicken has too much fat, Chinese food that's deep fried or high in fat or sodium.