For the last few years truck driver health has been a much greater concern for the trucking industry than it has been in the past. As a matter of fact, the concern for better health awareness in general is becoming more prominent worldwide. The importance of acknowledging the need to exercise more, watching what kind of food we put in our body, yearly physical exams, and being more aware of the side effects of prescription and non prescription drugs, has resulted in an accepted worldwide program for preventative disease in general, including cancer, which is the second leading cause of death.
Cancer is a disease that many have either personally experienced or know someone who has experienced the affects and outcome of. Sadly, so many more have had a loved one pass away from this dreaded disease.
Cancer Prevention is being embraced and viewed as as a need, almost equal to the importance of a cure, with the logic, “the best cure is not to get the disease in the first place.”
Easier said than done? For many the answer is yes, especially when part of disease prevention involves voluntarily making sometimes difficult changes and modifying your lifestyle while being an over the road truck driver.
For the life of an Over the road truck driver, exercise and eating right is one of the most difficult challenges. The good news to that however, many truckers are willingly making the necessary changes and are reaping the benefits from doing so. There are many groups and websites dedicated to the success of better health for professional drivers.
With February being Cancer Prevention month, Team Run Smart is focusing a lot of time discussing living a healthy lifestyle while driving OTR, paying close attention to the type of food being eaten and the amount of physical activity performed, both being so important to preventing many illnesses, including cancer. Also part of Cancer prevention is regular health check ups.
We encourage you to invite your friends and family in the trucking industry to learn more about cancer prevention join Team Run Smart.
By doing so you will be supporting Cancer Research.