Tag: better health
Better Health: Take a bite out of bad dental habits
Snacking and drinking sugary, caffeinated drinks are common among truck drivers. The habits can help cure highway boredom, but the behavior also can be detrimental to dental health.
December 7, 2018
Better Health: Trucking can be a pain in the neck
There is no shortage of ways to injure your neck and back as a truck driver. Fortunately, some of the common injuries from over-stressing can be addressed with good preventive practices and simple stretches.
November 23, 2018
Better Health: Respiratory sickness, from simple to serious
Don't let respiratory illnesses keep you from trucking. Learn the symptoms and how to prevent the flu and other illnesses here on Overdrive.
October 12, 2018
Better Health: Take matters of the heart seriously
Avoid heart-related emergencies on the road by recognizing the symptoms of high blood pressure and a heart attack. Learn more on Overdrive.
September 21, 2018
Better Health: Prostate health can decline with age
Prostate conditions generally develop as men become older in age. Learn more about prostate health and prevention awareness here on Overdrive.
August 2, 2018
Better Health: Know your risk factors for diabetes
Truck driving can contribute to obesity and lack of physical activity, which increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes. See what precautions you can take here.
July 5, 2018
Better Health: Don’t lose sight of eye health
Regular eye exams can help detect various eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases, that can prematurely end a trucker's career.
June 13, 2018
Better Health: What to make of stiff, sore joints
Joint pain may be more than just a side effect of driving on rough highways. It could be arthritis, a common condition affecting more than 50 million adults that worsens with age, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
May 4, 2018
Better Health: Preventing and dealing with nausea on the road
Nausea is rarely a sign of something serious, but the associated vomiting and other symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with driving. Here are some of the most common causes — and ways to prevent them.
April 2, 2018
Better Health: Identify sleep bandits and reclaim your rest
Restless nights can lead to not only lack of alertness and increased accident risk but also increased stress and impaired memory. While most drivers are aware of sleep apnea and the industry’s focus on diagnosing and treating it, it’s not the only culprit that robs them of the recommended seven to nine hours of nightly sleep.
March 7, 2018
Better health: Trucking lifestyle can lead to headaches
Trucking can be a high-stress job that leads to poor eating and sleeping habits. These factors – as well as alcohol, smoking, poor posture and more – can lead to headaches of varying length and severity.
February 6, 2018
Better health: Weak circulation can point to other problems
Because of the largely sedentary nature of long-haul driving, truckers have a higher incidence of weak circulation and other heart issues, as well as the interrelated conditions of obesity and diabetes. Recognizing these symptoms early and discussing them with your doctor can help prevent them from worsening.
January 8, 2018
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