Jessica Goss is the daughter of a Professional Driver and knows full well the challenges of eating healthy on the road. She is very fortunate to still have her father around even though the average life expectancy of a professional driver is 61. She has written this article to encourage the driving community and relay the message that eating healthy and exercise can go a long way towards improving your life expectancy.
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Professional drivers and transportation workers are a vulnerable occupational group with significant adverse health outcomes.
Now that many of you are sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity to focus on forming healthy habits!
To date, the resulting disease, COVID-19, is responsible for over 124,000 infectious cases and 4,600 deaths spanning 118 countries/territories.
Sometimes common sense is what’s required to jump start a healthy lifestyle. Jennifer McGregor points out, “You have to be willing to make improvements from your head to your toes.”
It’s common knowledge that exercising is beneficial to your health, in some cases, even life saving. So why isn’t everyone exercising?