Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Eric4Yeshua1337, Nov 29, 2022.

  1. Eric4Yeshua1337

    Eric4Yeshua1337 Light Load Member

    Apr 21, 2020
    My BP is improving but I was nervous when I took my BP today so it was high. I will get there eventually.

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  3. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    It’s so easy to get addicted to food doing this job as a career. I fully admit it. You have to change your mentality. That has to come first in my opinion. It’s so easy to get addicted to food doing this job. My reward to myself at the end of a long day of driving during the first year was the stuff my face with high carb food and then go to sleep. Now I literally reward myself with exercise. If the load I’m hauling allows for it I’ll stop and do some pretty intense cardio during my break. But I absolutely get it in at the end of my shift every single day. I don’t care what the weathers doing, I don’t care what’s going on or how long my day was as soon as I finish my post trip inspection and go off duty the exercise begins. If it’s storming out or something like that i’ll run in place right in the middle of my truck. I load up my fridge and pantry in the truck with nothing but healthy low-carb food. Lots of protein. Lots of fresh veggies, berries for fruit. I’ve lost 60 pounds now in six months and I’m at the weight I want to be at. Blood pressure is always low / normal. The swelling in my lower legs is gone. Body fats down to probably 15% or so. Went from a 38 waist jeans down to a 32, I sleep better, don’t have sleep apnea anymore, the snoring is gone, and my energy level to drive is off the chart. Driving 500+ miles a day now it’s twice as easy as it was when I first started.

    i’m not saying any of this to brag because trust me I was chunky six months ago. I had high blood pressure, I had sleeping problems, I had blood sugar problems, I snored loud enough to wake the guy up in the truck next to me, you name it. But it’s all gone now. In my opinion the first two weeks are kind of rough because you’re losing your cravings for carbohydrates. That’s what really gets you out there. When you’re tired you crave carbohydrates. But if you stick to a high protein low carb diet the craving goes away in about two weeks.
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  4. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Medium Load Member

    Feb 24, 2020
  5. sprizo

    sprizo Light Load Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Las Vegas
    Before you go in for your next physical, one hour before, take a 50mg Viagra if you can get one. This will open up your arteries and lower your blood pressure to within the legal limits.
  6. Snow Hater

    Snow Hater Medium Load Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    Had a Dr that would always retake my BP himself 15 minutes after he came in to the room. It was worth 20 points less every time.
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