Walking Your Way to Better Health

Everyone would like to have better health, including truck drivers. But, the usual routes to improved fitness such as exercise and diet can be a real challenge on the road. When you finally stop for the day after hours of sitting behind the wheel, going to a gym isn’t always an option. How about walking?

Experts agree just 30 minutes of walking a day can improve your overall health and well-being. Getting out and moving helps you maintain your weight, but it also provides several other benefits.

The American Medical Association (AMA) provides a list of some of the benefits of a regular walking routine:

  • Reduced risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Improved blood sugar levels
  • Improved blood lipid profile
  • Reduced risk of colon cancer
  • Reduced risk of breast cancer
  • Reduced risk of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes

Keeping your blood circulating and burning off calories on a daily basis certainly pays off.

This is not a heavy or demanding workout. You might break a sweat, but you don’t have to. We are not talking about intense aerobic exercise; we are talking about taking a walk for better health. Of course, this is no leisurely stroll either. You need to keep moving. If you can’t do 30 minutes at one time, do two 15-minute sessions.

Besides the physical benefits, there are mental benefits as well. Walking will boost energy and reduce fatigue. Keep that in mind on those long hauls. Walking also induces stress-busting endorphins. Just spending time outdoors reduces stress, which means better health.

Millis Transfer would like you to have a long and healthy truck-driving career. Start walking for better health today. And if you have what it takes, walk over our way by calling (800) 937-0880 or APPLY NOW at www.mtidriving.com.

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