Find An Exercise Routine that Works for You
Throughout the Driving Healthy website you’ll find information and tips for increasing your activity levels. The fitness tools within this section specifically address active lifestyle habits. As you explore these resources, remember that no one plan is right for everyone. Also, remember to talk with your doctor about what’s safe and right for you before you begin any new exercise regimen.
You don’t have to be in shape to start an exercise plan. The Weight-Control Information Network, an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will help you to be active at any size. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a comprehensive Physical Activity for Everyone resource that includes tips for adding activity to your life, success stories, and tools for measuring physical activity intensity.
You can use SuperTracker to plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. This tool helps you to assess personal physical activities and identify ways to improve.
KidsHealth has tips for how families can be healthier. Also, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the Everyday Healthy Living site from healthfinder.gov provide guidance about the types and amounts of physical activity that will offer substantial health benefits. You can follow the blog to keep up to date on the latest Physical Activity Guidelines news. You can also take a quick quiz and get tips on how you can be active your way.
If you’re looking for instructional videos, you can find well made videos online or through a mobile app store – often for free. For example, BuzzFeed has compiled 30 free workout videos under 30 minutes.
TruckDriverExercise.com offers a low-cost fitness regimen, tailored to truck drivers.
CMV Driver-Specific Resources
Many resources have been made specifically to meet CMV drivers’ specific needs. Jeff Clark, a marathon trucker and a trucker who runs marathons, has developed a nationwide map, Ride and Roll, to help drivers find interesting places to exercise near truck parking.
In 2012, Pilot Flying J began adding fitness centers that will be staffed by fitness professionals and include a variety of top-of-the-line fitness equipment. Snap Fitness Rolling Strong provides information about memberships and locations.
StayFit is a combination of nutritious food options and exercise options provided by TA/Petro truck stops. Healthy food options are marked with the StayFit symbol. Fitness rooms and walking/running trail maps are provided at select locations.
Scania offers smart tips for better health. Here are some simple exercises to do inside and outside of the cab.