Trucking takes a toll on the body

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  1. stuckinthemud

    stuckinthemud Medium Load Member

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    Regularly scheduled sessions of exercise supposedly will aid in reversing muscle loss . Will have to be done consistently to work
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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  4. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    At my age 61 less is more, I workout each bodygroup once a week...
     
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  5. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    Other things you can do as you age:
    Yet on vitamins! D3 converts to a hormone, dhea, and if you’re a dude, have your doctor check your hormones! If you got low T you’ll get fat no matter what you do! Lol

    getting old isn’t quite what it used to be a couple decades ago. You can keep your body in a physical position between like ages 35 and 50 all the way into your 70s if you wish. And yes, even as a truck driver you can do it.
     
  6. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    I do stretch exercises every morning. Simple 5 min routine. With open deck work, it really helps
     
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  7. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    I’ll be 40 this year. Some kind of trucking since 2002. 8 years of oilfield (only half was ball busting) partied hard 14-29. Eat like crap. My body has been injured more in my sleep than anything I’ve done for work lol. If it wasn’t for the crappy genes I posses I wouldn’t have any issues. That plays a pretty big part. My knees are shot from growing too fast as a youngster. (Yes it can still effect you later) Honestly I’m in dang good shape considering.

    Probabaly just jinxed myself and will drop dead tomorrow.
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    well, let's agree, that i am OLDER than you...

    i'm sure it was solid rubber tires, either that, or cobblestone roads..!!!!!
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Easy touch trucking was the worst thing to happen to this job.
     
  10. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    I drove 643 miles today. It’s now 9:45pm EST where I’m at. I started at 8am this morning. At 2:30pm I took my break, got out of my truck, drink my smoothie and walked 2.2 miles. I then continued on driving for the day. When I stop this evening for my final stop I got out and walked an additional 3 miles. For a total of 5.2 miles today. Which is more than I usually do. But it wasn’t that hard. I didn’t stop at the truckstop I stopped at a state rest area. A nice park like setting. I ate a light dinner.
    It can be done folks. We don’t have to let ourselves go out here..
     
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  11. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    Yes Sir for me it's one amongst many .
     
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