Hours and hours, miles and miles behind the wheel in solitude can have an affect on your health over time – whether it’s the seating position, the junk food that’s so readily available or just the fact that you can’t get about much.
We’ve got some more practical tips for you that are easy to stick to and make a real difference.
The boring: Idle time
Idle time is dull, there’s not a lot you can do when you’re just sat there waiting for the ferry or for your turn to unload. Or is there? Find something that you enjoy doing rather than refreshing your Facebook newsfeed for the 93rd time this hour. This might be reading your favourite fiction writer’s latest book, working on a skill you’ve always wanted to develop or maybe you could even listen to a self-improvement podcast.
The point is, there are a lot of productive and interesting activities you can do. You’ve got the internet in your smartphone and time to burn, make the most of it.
It all adds up
It’s easy to take the escalator, avoiding the effort of the stairs, or to drive to the supermarket that’s only 500 steps away. It’s harder to get exercising and make a real change in your life that sticks. Why not walk to the supermarket, take the stairs and commit to a short but challenging exercise regime?
These simple changes can make a huge difference over weeks, months or years. If you put a little effort in each day and take 2500 more steps than you usually do, by the end of the year you’ll have made a significant impact and burned around 35,000 more Calories! That works out to nearly 10lbs of fat.
All of the little changes you make can add up to a landslide of positive effects over time.
Check out our first blog post on living a healthy haulage lifestyle.