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Staying Fit on the Road

TheTrucker.com understands the unique challenges faced by professional truck drivers to stay healthy while on the road. By combining healthier eating, regular exercise and better lifestyle habits and behaviors, Bob Perry provides guidance on how truck drivers can keep themselves mentally and physically fit and in shape while on the road.

Known as The Trucker Trainer by professional drivers nationwide, Bob Perry brings a unique perspective to the transportation industry OTR truck drivers. Bob comes from a family of professional drivers and has played a critical role in the paradigm shift of regulatory agencies, both private and public sector entities, and consumers to understand the driver health challenge.

For additional information or for OTR workout programs reach out directly to Bob at [email protected].

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Drivers can get on the road to better health by being mindful of food...

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Truck drivers face many health challenges, and nearly 80% of drivers are overweight. Some reasons that help contribute to with being overweight are easy...
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Fittest Driver Contest: Push Up Challenge Video

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ATLANTA — Espyr’s Fit to Pass, a customized coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help them meet the physical requirements...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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:...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...