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It’s no secret that being a truck driver means you will spend a large amount of your time on the road driving. A truck driver can spend up to 11 consecutive hours on the road. It’s important to find ways to get your legs moving and your body active. If you’re a new trucker or have been apart of the game for a while, we are here to help you add some years to your life.

How 30 Minutes of Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

  • Reasons getting exercise is important
  • Find time to do some simple stretches
  • Incorporate 30 minutes of walking

Reasons getting exercise is important

Getting just a few minutes of exercise a day can help you out tremendously in the long run. In 2008, 5.3 million people died due to inactivity and sitting for more than 11 hours a day can make you 40% more likely to face health issues within the next 3 years. Small amounts of exercise can help reduce cancer risk, lower your blood pressure, lengthen your lifespan, reduce stress, and put you in an overall better mood. 

Find time to do some simple stretches

Finding time to exercise while on the road can be difficult. However, finding time to do just a few simple stretches can help. Stretching allows you to release stress from your muscles in your neck, back, and legs that is caused from sitting. There are simple stretches you can find time to do here: 7 Simple Stretches for Truck Drivers on the Road

Incorporate 30 minutes of walking

Incorporating walking into your life as a truck driver can be very simple. Did you know that 32 laps around a tractor-trailer equals around 1 mile? When you find time to pull into a rest stop or you are stopped for the night, 30 minutes of walking to get your muscles moving and calories burning is perfect for keeping you healthy. 

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