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Mile Markers - Health for Truck Drivers
7 minutes | May 23, 2013
How To: Have A Healthy Memorial Day Weekend Cookout
Image via thomas23, Flickr In the 6th episode of the Mile Markers Show, Mike and Derek serve up some tips for having a healthy cookout that extend well beyond just the food. Memorial Day weekend is coming up, which means cookout weather is upon us and many truckers will be working the grill very soon. This episode will make sure you get the most out of your next cookout without derailing your health goals for 2013. During this podcast, Mike and Derek review some healthy substitutions you can make without straying too far from the traditional burgers and dogs cookout theme. They also dive into other things that come along with cookouts such as safe driving habits during holiday weekend travel and making the most of your time with family/friends while home. After listening to this episode, you’ll be armed with tips for sharing the road with semis from our friends at Driver Solutions that will help you make it home safely. And once you’re home, you’ll be ready to take charge of the next cookout menu with some healthy options that you know will still taste great. Thanks again to Driver Solutions for sponsoring this special Memorial Day episode. Again, be sure to take a moment to check out this awesome inforgraphic they put together on sharing the road with semis. Previous Mile Markers Episodes Listen to all Mile Markers episodes here The post How To: Have A Healthy Memorial Day Weekend Cookout appeared first on .
41 minutes | Apr 19, 2013
Are Diets the Best Bet? Talking Trucker Weight Loss
In the 5th episode of the Mile Markers Show, Mike and Derek discuss weight loss ideas for truck drivers. With a focus on the benefits losing weight and diet programs available to truck drivers, Mike and Derek are joined by creator of the Plan Z Diet, Zola Gorgon to shed some light on the dangers of the diet industry. In this episode, Mike and Derek talk about the top reasons why someone, not just a truck driver, would want to lose weight in the first place. It turns out a lot of the reasons people want to lose weight are vanity reasons, but there are plenty of health benefits to consider as well – especially for truck drivers. When you start talking about things like sleep apnea and diabetes, you can see why weight loss for truck drivers is an important topic. After listening to this episode, you’ll have a better understanding on why you might want to lose weight as a truck driver, how diets and exercise can help you lose it, and the health benefits you’ll after the weight is gone! Be sure to check out Zola’s blog to get some great recipes and tips for eating on the road. We’ve also got some great exercises for truck drivers that can be done anywhere without any expensive equipment or a gym membership. * Scale photo from Alan Cleaver Previous Mile Markers Episodes Listen to all Mile Markers episodes here The post Are Diets the Best Bet? Talking Trucker Weight Loss appeared first on .
18 minutes | Feb 28, 2013
Can Smartphone Apps Make You A Healthier Trucker?
In the 4th episode of the Mile Markers Show, Mike and Derek 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 The post Can Smartphone Apps Make You A Healthier Trucker? appeared first on .
28 minutes | Feb 15, 2013
Broken Hearted: The Real Cost of Bad Health – Mile Markers Episode 3
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 The post Broken Hearted: The Real Cost of Bad Health – Mile Markers Episode 3 appeared first on .
25 minutes | Feb 6, 2013
Breaking Bad Habits
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. Image credit: meddygarnet, FlickrSome 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.The post Breaking Bad Habits appeared first on .
18 minutes | Feb 1, 2013
Mile Markers Episode 1: Introducing The Healthy Trucker
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.The post Mile Markers Episode 1: Introducing The Healthy Trucker appeared first on .
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