If you are the owner and operator of your owner operator trucking company, then you may find yourself on the road a lot. When you're on the road, you may find it difficult to stay in shape. You will be sitting in your truck a lot and most of your eating may be done at fast food restaurants you pass while traveling. This makes it easy for you to gain weight and become less healthy the longer you continue with this lifestyle. The tips in this article will help you to follow a healthier lifestyle while you are on the road.
Install a mini refrigerator
Installing a mini refrigerator in your cab can make it much easier for you to make healthy food choices. Stock the refrigerator with snacks that are easy to eat and healthy. Some good examples include yogurt, fresh fruits, premade lunch packs, salads and premade sandwiches. When you have instant access to healthy foods, you will be less likely to feel the need to pull into those fast food restaurants with the greasy, high calorie foods.
Keep cold bottled water on hand
If you get thirsty on the road, you may find yourself craving drinks that aren't very healthy. You may decide to pull over and grab a soda, a sports drink, an iced tea or something else filled with sugars and other unhealthy additives. When you keep cold water within reach, you will stay hydrated along the way and experience less bad cravings for unhealthy drinks.
Don't allow yourself to get hungry
When you are doing a lot of sitting, such as when you are doing a long distance haul, you should do what you can to keep your metabolism working as well as possible. A metabolism that's working properly will help you burn calories efficiently. Eating small meals throughout the day, about every 3 to 4 hours will help keep your metabolism running smoothly.
Bring hand weights with you
If you bring a set of hand weights on the road with you, then you can get in a little workout when you have a few spare minutes off the road. Along with working out your arms and chest, you can also do crunches and leg lifts to work out your stomach and your lower body.
By following these simple tips, you will find it easier to keep your weight down and maintain your health while you are on the road.