Mile Markers - Health for Truck Drivers
Summary: The focus is truck driver health. It’s a big issue for today’s truckers. Join The Healthy Trucker hosts Mike Curts and Derek McClain as they discuss ideas and solutions for living a better, healthier life on the road.
In the 4th episode of the Mile Markers Show, Mike and Derek take discuss how technology can help improve truck driver health. Whether it's your phone, a wrist band, or something else - new technology in the health and fitness space is changing the way we live our lives. Could something such as smartphone apps be the answer to the poor health of truck drivers industry wide? In this episode, Mike and Derek talk about how they've personally used technology such as the Nike Fuelband and Nike+ Sportwatch to improve their overall health. You'll also get some recommendations on the top iPhone and Android apps for truck drivers who want to improve their workout routines or change their eating habits. After listening to this episode, you'll have a better understand of just how important technology can and will be to the healthcare industry. You will also learn about some must-have apps for your smartphone...and everyone loves a good app, right? Also, be sure to check out all of the reviews we've written about products that can help improve the lives of truck drivers here. Previous Mile Markers Episodes Listen to all Mile Markers episodes here
In the 3rd episode of the Mile Markers Show, Mike and Derek take a closer look at health related issues truck drivers face, many of which are heart health related. With February being America Heart Month, heart related medical issues are definitely a hot topic when it comes to overall truck driver health. Listen as the hosts discuss ways to not only prevent heart related health issues, but also what you can do if you're facing medical bills as a result of complications such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. In this episode, Mike and Derek talk with a very special guest - Donna Kennedy from The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). This fund has a lot of initiatives going on to assist truck drivers and their families faced with medical bills related to healthcare costs. Having raised over $348,000 in assisting over 711 families through the fund, Donna has the information you need if you're a truck driver with medical bills you're having trouble paying. Be sure to listen to the podcast for all the details and visit TruckersFund.org for information on how to apply for assistance or donate to the SCF. After listening to this episode, you'll not only know what to do if you're faced with medical bills related to heart health or other conditions, you'll also learn some things to help you prevent these conditions in the first place. Also, be sure to check out our truck drivers exercise ideas and meal tips to help you get on the road to a healthier heart right away. Previous Mile Markers Episodes Listen to all Mile Markers episodes here
In last week's episode of Mile Markers, Mike and Derek introduced The Healthy Trucker and discussed New Year's Resolutions, industry statistics, and truck driver health. Mike and Derek continue discussing truck driver health issues in this week's Mile Markers podcast, focusing on bad habits and how truck drivers can break them. Some common bad habits include smoking, knuckle cracking, and nail biting. An important thing to note is that a habit doesn't necessarily have to be dangerous or have serious health risks to want to kick it. As Mike says, maybe your habit is something mild like fidgeting, and you want to kick it because it drives everyone around you up a wall. Mike and Derek discuss several different ways that truck drivers can break their bad habits and talk to special in-studio guest Steve. Steve, a 10-year veteran of the truck driver recruiter biz, has made the goal to break his smoking habit. He plans to quit cold turkey. Learn how to kick your bad habits and listen to what Steve had to say about his plans and reasoning behind giving up his smoking habit in this week's Mile Markers podcast.
In the first episode of truck driving podcast Mile Markers, hosts Mike and Derek discuss a hot topic in the trucking industry right now -- truck driver health. They talk New Year's resolutions, industry statistics about truck driver health, and interview Healthy Trucker blogger Amanda about some of the free health and fitness tips available to truck drivers on the site. Many truck drivers make the common New Year's resolution to lose weight and become healthier. Mike and Derek will talk about ways to stick to those resolutions and some of the common struggles people face when trying to keep them. A sedentary career like truck driving makes it even more important that drivers get the healthy meals and physical activity that they need to stay fit out on the road. The Healthy Trucker and Mile Markers strive to provide drivers with the information they need to get on the road to health and wellness. Listen to the full podcast below.