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The Health Risks of Truck Driving

THC GLOBAL THE HEALTH RISKS OF TRUCK DRIVING 1. Sleep Deprivation Sleep deprivation is the biggest immediate danger to professional truck drivers. When drivers are expected to make deadlines, the priority to sleep can be forgotten. On average, adults need 8-10 hrs of sleep. 2. Obesity 160 When you are driving for 8+ hours a day, it can be hard to squeeze in a healthy meal when fast food is available. Instead, opt for healthy alternatives to fast food like fruit, vegetables, and nuts. o 10 80 100 110 3. Heart Attack Too much fast food can lead to severe heart issues. Many drivers who consistently eat unhealthily and don't get enough exercise are at constant risk. To prevent heart attacks, maintain a healthy lifestyle. 4. Cancers Truck drivers can be at risk for lung and skin cancer. Driver who smoke or stay out in the sun for long periods can develop cancer after time. To best avoid this, stay out of the sun and don't smoke cigarettes! 5. Dehydration Dehydration can cause symptoms like slow reaction speed, dizziness, and headache; all symptoms a driver should avoid. Drink plenty of water to stave away these symptoms on the road.

The Health Risks of Truck Driving

shared by THCGlobal on Aug 05
When you're spending hours on the road it is easy to prioritize driving over your health. Understanding the health risks of truck driving is the first step to preventing unhealthy habits.


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