Your Trucker Driver's Health
(St. Louis, MO )
Just have been through a month of medical hell..My hubby was home for a few weeks hadn't been feeling that well-he has high blood pressure,doesn't eat healthy and a has a job that doesn't give him much exercise.
My advice as a Truck Driver's Wife...LISTEN to them and their bodies....they need to watch what they eat low sodium stuff, good stuff-fruits veggies etc stuff we all know but with their live style its so hard.
Watch for swelling in feet and legs and cut the smokes out! Its tough but even their sleep habits need to be as normal as possible. When you are working so hard pushing yourself hard to make money in this economy today -its not risking your life.
Monitor blood pressure,blood sugar and diet....its so important it will turn a young man -or woman old quick.
I wish truck stops would put in treadmills instead of buffets..at least walking moving around getting your blood pumping would help.
Things aren't over for us -we will make it over this hump and get him back to normal. But it was a big eye opener!
Scary stuff I love my husband and sometime getting the freight moved isn't so important! Praying for him all the time to get better!Take care of yourselves -its so important!