The Vitality Group and Healthy Trucking Association introduced the Healthy Trucking Driver Vitality Program at the Healthy Trucking Summit 2012 in Atlanta.
The Healthy Trucking Driver Vitality program gives incentives to it's members to make better choices to about their own health and well being.
The program identifies the root problems that the individual driver is facing, whether it is diabetes, obesity, high blood, etc. A course of corrective action is prescribed and a path for the driver to follow along with resources, tools, and incentives as extra motivation for staying the course.
This is done using the internet, scientifically based information and coaching. Each driver receives his/her personal portal to keep track of his/her progress and manage the entire program.
Here are some highlight features.
The program will include a gym network with devices on the gym equipment integrated with your personal web portal so that upon completion of the exercises prescribed to achieve your goals you are awarded points that you accumulate in order to spend on real items from the Vitality Mall online.
Also, drivers will be able to compete with each other, and all of this can be tied in to your social media accounts.
This is like a game that improves your life, but it is so not a game. It IS your life. This could be a way for employers to influence and empower their drivers to make healthier choices which means they are better employees.
For the smart proactive driver, you don't have to wait for your employer to get on board. Many of them won't any time soon. You can take advantage of this program as a member of Healthy Trucking Association. Take responsibility for your future.
Proper nutrition and regular exercise is probably the most effective way to prevent of diseases and maintain good health.
It is also the cheapest way to live a healthier live.
Truckers are prone to diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and stroke. Don't wait until you are sick or kicked out of your job to start taking care of your body.
Government is passing legislation that basically insinuates that we are either to dumb or irresponsible to take care of ourselves on our own.
We complain about these rules and regulations. But lets see, look around......is it true? "Say it aint so!"
Maybe we do need some help to make better choices. Maybe the government is actually forcing you to improve the quality of a lot of people's lives.
Health and Wellness
It's always good to have health and wellness in mind when making every day decisions. Whether those decisions are to engage in activities that may become daily habits or choosing what foods to make a part of your regular diet. These are lifestyle choices that will become just normal habits if you keep up the practice.
To not keep healthy living in mind could mean dealing with pain and suffering later and high health cost to top things off.
Healthy Foods for the Road