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Bob Perry has spent nearly the past four decades on a mission to educate professional drivers and share life-changing products and services to help them live healthier lives while on the road. Recognized throughout the transportation industry, from bus drivers to over-the-road professional drivers, Bob Perry has played an important role in creating a paradigm shift helping regulatory agencies, private and public sector entities, and consumers understand the current health challenges of the professional driver. He has participated as a wellness advocate in several roundtable discussions, large audience groups and small forums as well as going "curbside" through a national truck stop tour. Bob’s articles have been featured in The Trucker and a number of other national transportation industry publications and is the host of a weekly wellness call produced by Rolling Strong. Bob has been a regular guest on RedEye Radio and Land-Line Radio, and is often an invited guest on Sirius radio shows. He has been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health Magazine, Drug Store News, American Road Magazine, WSJ, NPR, ABC National Radio, as well as hundreds of daily newspapers. He has appeared on television news shows across the nation, including a featured TV segment on ABC NightLine News.
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Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 4: Keep it clean with good personal hygiene

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In the past three articles on TheTrucker.com, we talked about the first three steps to staying healthy on the road — quality sleep, proper...
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Staying Healthy on the Road, Part 3: Exercise plays vital role in overall health

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In previous posts on TheTrucker.com, we covered Parts 1 and 2 (getting good quality of sleep and ensuring proper nutrition) in a four-part series...
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Healthy on the road, Part 2: Provide your body with quality ‘fuel’ for proper...

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In a previous post on TheTrucker.com, we began a four-part series about staying healthy while working as an over-the-road driver. In that column, we...
sleeping man

Quality sleep is the first of four key steps to staying healthy on the...

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Driving a truck is a demanding, stressful job, and we all know it is more essential now than ever for drivers to be on...
mini fridge

Drivers should conduct pre-trip safety checks on fridges as they do trucks

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One of the most basic things in trucking is the pre-trip walk-around. Drivers are trained intensely on pre-trip safety checks — to walk around...
Garlic on cutting board

Garlic can be a tool used to help with social distancing and boosting health

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In these times, more than ever, we must protect our immune systems. With today’s new standard of social distancing, garlic is the answer. Garlic offers...
truck driver pulling the hood

Stabilizer muscles can easily be compared to a truck’s stabilizer bars

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First, I want to thank all the drivers who reached out to me to say how much they enjoyed the article titled “Truckers can...
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Setting small, achievable goals is the key to creating a consistent, healthy routine

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It’s common knowledge that exercising and eating healthy is beneficial to your health. In some cases, it can even be lifesaving. So why isn’t...
man walking

Walk the walk: The best, most readily available form of exercise is free

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Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises, and it doesn’t require any specialized equipment or access to a gym. Keep it simple:...
ingredients label

A simple rule for a healthy diet: If you can’t read it, don’t eat...

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In these uncertain times I know your food/drink sections are limited, but try to take time to look at what you’re eating and/or drinking....
someone washing their hands

These tips can help drivers protect themselves all the time, but especially during a...

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Drivers, in these uncertain times you need to protect your personal engine (your body) from infection, making sure it doesn’t lock up and shut...
bottled water

Choosing water over soda or coffee can help to keep your personal battery charged

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Next time you’re feeling run down, it could be that you’re dehydrated. Instead of coffee or soda, have a bottle of pure water. Coffee...
Man with back pain

Back pain for truck drivers can easily translate to a serious pain in the...

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People suffering from back pain spend an average of 60% more on health care annually than the rest of the population. Lower-back pain is...
medical depiction of heart

Heart month is a time to remember that drivers are the heart of America

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If we treated our tickers as well as our trucks, not nearly as many truck drivers would have heart disease. Every year since 1963,...
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Truckers can get on the road to healthy lifestyles with slight adjustments

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It’s true that eating late can lead to weight gain. A key point to remember if you eat later than normal, is that the...
walnuts and almonds

Taking control of your personal health is first step on the road to better...

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It’s common knowledge that exercising is beneficial to your health; in some cases, it’s even life saving. So why isn’t everyone exercising? We know...