Always Busy? Trucker Glenn Shares Tips for Staying Healthy on the Go
Between ever-changing work shifts, family duties, managing a household, and other daily responsibilities, it can be hard to keep up with a healthy lifestyle. But no matter how busy you get, you can have a healthy lifestyle – even on the go!
Just ask Glenn Keller. Glenn is a cross-country trucker, which means he is on the road and away from home for days or weeks at a time, and his schedule and location are constantly changing. He knew he needed to make some changes for his health, and when his doctor diagnosed him with prediabetes – which is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet for type 2 diabetes – he was ready to get started.
When a colleague from the Healthy Trucking Association of America recommended he join a lifestyle change program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), Glenn signed right up. The program was virtual and took place through an app on his phone, which allowed him to participate from the road.
The program helped Glenn learn the importance of healthy eating, physical activity, and managing stress. He used the skills and support he gained from his lifestyle coach and fellow program participants to find creative ways to work his goals into his lifestyle as a “truck guy.”
So what are Glenn’s tips for staying healthy on the go? Take a look – and if you have a busy schedule like Glenn, give them a try!