Whether we realize it or not, the health of truckers across our nation is of great importance to our economy and our communities. These men and women spend hours on end delivering products to homes and businesses across the USA, with one in 16 jobs being directly tied to trucking. This leads to poor nutritional habits and a sedentary lifestyle taking a toll on their bodies, leading them to battles with lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea, exhaustion, and back problems, to name a few. But if they are not sitting, they aren’t making any money, so what are they to do?
The Man in White.ORG (TMIW) is now addressing this issue in a way that no other organization has done before; they have released a 4-disc, audio book (CD), titled “Truckers’ Road to Health” that educates truckers on their health. Unlike educational tools provided to truckers in the past, this audio book was written by respected medical specialists and broken down into laymen’s terms to make it easily understood by all. Topics covered in the educational audio book were chosen after interviewing hundreds of truckers, leaders in the trucking industry, and medical specialists, and include pulmonary disease, hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes, nutrition, vision, obesity, back pain, exercising on the road, stress management, sleep apnea, and recommended health screens. Risk factors and preventive measures are discussed, along with proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle issues. The best part about this audio book is that truckers do not need to stop making money to learn about their health; they can do it while they drive.
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Not a trucker, but own a trucking company? This audio book would be a great gift for all trucker employees. Truckers who learn about how to improve their health and stay in tip top shape will translate into job security, lowering of health insurance premiums, and the ability to save lives out on the road!
There are about 4.2 million professional truck drivers in the USA, with 1.7 million making up the “big rig” operators. Each trucker’s lifespan is 5 to 10 years less than the average American’s, but that may change now that someone has taken their health into consideration and provided them with the tools they need to succeed.
This 4-Disc audio book may be purchased at www.TheManinWhite.ORG for an introductory price of $25. Volume pricing for trucking fleets and organizations are available on request.