Study shows trucker's life expectancy is fewer than 60 years resulting from bad diets
Eating healthy is difficult for many people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 27 percent of individuals in the U.S. are obese. A new study from the Healthy Trucking Association of America shows that more than 73 percent of truck drivers are overweight, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
Researchers found that more than 80 percent of truckers have poor eating habits, which includes consuming sugar-laden, fatty and fast food. As a result, more than 35 percent are type two diabetic and more than one in three truckers experience high blood pressure.
However, analysts told the news source that these individuals find that clinics in major pharmacies and large supermarkets are much more accessible and affordable than traditional doctors' offices or emergency care facilities.
Furthermore, a Philadelphia-based convenient care association will begin to offer affordable services that will aim to improve trucker health.
Enrolling employees in an online truck driver training course can help safety directors keep their drivers healthy. These classes can provide them with information as to which foods can help improve their overall well-being.
By Mark Priest
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Eating healthy is difficult for many people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 27 percent of individuals in the U.S. are obese.