In-Cab Stretches for Truck Drivers
If you don’t already have a workout routine, an easy way to start is with stretching.
You might have experienced your body feeling stiff or even cramping up after long hours of driving and sitting in the same position. Professional truck drivers have to work hard to avoid developing sedentary habits and pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Though the nature of the truck driving job can make it difficult to work out frequently, regular exercise will prevent health issues caused by inactivity, and it is good for the overall well-being of your body and mind.
Benefits of stretching include improved flexibility and range of motion, energy level, blood circulation, posture, reduced stress, and more. In addition, having strong core muscles can improve your balance and stability and reduce your risk of injury since weak core muscles may lead to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries.
Stretching and core strengthening throughout the day can really make a difference and can be done without much hassle.
Here are quick and easy ways you can stretch your entire body and exercise your core without any equipment and without leaving your cab.
- Set a realistic goal and make a plan around it. First, pull out your planner and set regular stretching plans and goals. If you make it specific and realistic, it will be easier for you to follow through. Start with something short and easy and gradually move up.
- Make the most of each rest stop. Each stop is your chance to stop focusing on the road and rest from driving. Use this time to do a few simple stretches, incorporating movements for different parts of the body throughout the day.
These suggestions are not intended to replace professional medical advice or treatment. Please consult your personal physician or physical therapist before attempting a new exercise routine. Thanks to our friends at https://carter-express.com/simple-in-cab-stretching-tips-for-truckdrivers/ for most of this content.
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