How has trucking effected your health?

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  1. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Already did all of that years ago but how would that persuade me to believe that simply getting in and out of my truck a few times per day (even 50!) is "enough" exercise for a human being?
     
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  3. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    Driving OTR has been great for my health. It’s a proven fact that diets high in McDonalds/Wendy’s/Subway/Pilot Pizza, and the occasional banana while sitting in a seat for 10 hours, are highly beneficial.

    I’m sure glad I gave up that plant based diet and daily 3 to 8 mile runs. That was sure to take a toll sonner or later.
     
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  4. TallJoe

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    For me, after 20 years, it is at least 60lbs more than should be. The mental condition may change in the long term too. That is a neglected aspect of truckers' health. For instance, I was never checked for mental health but I sing a lot while I drive - and I think that I am good at it and also talk to myself a lot - there are some people who call me to chat but more often I'd rather not answer but keep singing or talking to myself.
     
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    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Oh...I forgot to add that posting here 6258 times since April 12 2016 may be somewhat mental too....better get this under control. lol
     
  6. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    YES!!
    IF one parks the FURTHEST DISTANCE from a Truck Stop (Main) Building Entrance.
    Shipper/Receiver locations sometimes require/required a wee bit of distance Foot travel considering locations of Assigned Dock(s).
    I don't recall ever being approached about a G.Q. Photo shoot or related.

    >>I've NEVER had a day where I "got in/out of the truck a couple times", closer to 3/4 dozen.<<
    [YMMV]

    Health woes were only affected by:
    wrong food (sugary bits)
    smoking cigarettes
    bad attitude
    bad "actors"
    lack of restful sleep
    lack of sleep
    too much Caffeine
    too many cups of Coffee with STOKE added
    Mountain Dew
    No Doze
    BC Powders
    Pick Up/Delivery Times/Locations
    Inhaling Fumes From Fuel locations
    "other" inhaled Fumes
    Recalcitrant Exercise Regimen
    et se terra.

    Since I quit OTR and soon after Local Routes, Most of the above have disappeared.
    Well, anyways, so, yeah. :confused::rolleyes:
     
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    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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  8. pumpkinishere

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    Lol
     
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  9. Dryver

    Dryver Road Train Member

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    You can eat crap and have no exercise in any job, it is a choice. To blame your physical or mental condition on trucking is a bit of a cop out. I think the unhealthy truckers would be unhealthy in any profession. Eating healthy is easy in a truck, you just have to want to. I stop at a Walmart once a week and put food in my truck that I want to eat, anyone can do that. Anyone can also eat Fly/J hot counter food all the time, it is a choice. As for the mental strain, again, we are all different and handle it differently and it is not the fault of trucking. I know people that stress out over the smallest thing because they are wired that way.
     
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    #### cigarettes got me bad.. Philip Morris mothers a ####n #####
     
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    COPD after 40 years of Marlboros who knew
     
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