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Driving a truck for lonely and longer routes can take a toll on physical and mental health of a driver. Truck driving profession is not one of the healthiest â irregular sleep routine, lack of exercise, greasy food at rest stops, and being away from family â make it difficult for a driver. Here are a few tips to extend your career as a truck driver, while staying healthy and safe.

Power naps: According to researchers and scientists, a nap should be of at least 20 minutes long, in order to give the body and mind a little rest. Before getting ready for a longer drive, take an interval. Even if you sleep for less than an hour, your body will feel refreshed, and you will be capable to drive for a little longer.
Healthy meals: Most rest stops and drive-thru serve foods that are rich in sugar and fats, not a very healthy combination for truck drivers. It is always better to pack some healthy meal options like fruits, vegetables with you. If possible, you can also spend in a small stove and a crockpot, and cook your own meals. You may find a great chef within you!
Supplements: See a physician, and ask them to prescribe best vitamin supplements for you. When you cannot have a completely nutritional meal, these vitamin supplements will take care of any insufficiency. Make sure to take these vitamins only after consulting with a professional doctor.
Make a quick stop: Most accidents on the road caused when the driver keeps driving even when they are tired. Do not execute this mistake. Your life is more important. If you are feeling tired, pull over, get down from your cabin, stretch your legs, and grab some air. It will help you in feeling carefree.
Stay hydrated: Contrary to the beliefs, water keeps you more free than any other drink. Sure caffeine will make you feel better, but once the effect wears off, it will leave you more tensed. Water, coconut water, unsweetened fruit juices are better for your body than any other drinks.
Music: Listening to your favorite music in higher volumes can actually make you more attentive and alert. It works for driving just as it works for exercising; it makes a person focused and motivated.
Fresh Air: If you cannot make a stop, and are feeling tired, open the window and let some fresh air in and it will give you the much needed boost.
Audiobooks: If there is a subject that attracts you, find an audiobook on it, and listen to it while driving. It will keep your mind committed in something interesting, and you wonât feel bored. Also, listening to someone else talk to you will help with isolation.
These are just a few hints that will help you in keeping your spirits high, and take on that long journey. Keeping your mind busy and your body rested will ensure that you excel and enjoy your job, and also stay safe.
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