Health Comes First: Don’t Be Nervous About Making Anywhere Your Gym
If you are a truck driver, it is unlikely that the task hasn’t taken its toll on your health. Spending hours sitting in the same position everyday can surely become detrimental to your health.
You hardly get time to exercise or look after your health. You promise yourself everyday you’ll start from tomorrow, but that ‘tomorrow’ just doesn’t come. Or even if it somehow did for you, and you managed to drag yourself to the gym, you backed out eventually thinking you just don’t seem to fit in the place.
But you should know that your health comes first. Despite your job and the commitment to sitting behind a wheel that it requires, you must take some time out for exercising.
The following guide will help you overcome whatever barriers you feel stand in your way to a gym.
- Beat the fear
The key to exercising is to greet it with open arms. Beat your fear of not ‘looking’ fit enough when you walk into a gym. Don’t wait to find a gym reserved only for truckers. It’s a fact that the trucking industry has the highest number of obese employees. So you are not alone. Do not compare yourself to other leaner, more muscular at the gym. Be regular and you might attain a similar physique one day. Besides, who knows you might just find a colleague from your industry in the same place.
- Get started
Even if you do not find time to visit a gym regularly, it is not an excuse to quit altogether. Simple exercises and entire workout regimes can be learned from a gym instructor or from guides available online. You can work out at any suitable place you find. Start off with stretching every time and gradually proceed to proper exercises.
- Stay motivated
Keep yourself focused and feel yourself in the present. If any doubts enter your mind, gently remind yourself that your health is yours alone to look after. You don’t want to end up on a hospital bed wishing you had stuck to exercise when you had the chance.
- Set a goal
Figure out what works best for you. Start off with low-key exercises and eventually move on to full workouts. Following is a simple circuit you might perform once or repeat as per your needs.
- Pushups 15-25 reps
- Burpee 10 reps
- Mountain climbers 20-35 reps
- Wide leg squats with dumbbell 15-25 reps (if you cannot keep dumbbells handy in your truck, simply do regular squats)
- Forward instep squat 15-25 reps
Note that you do not necessarily need to join a gym for this regime.
So, the next time you are at a gym or a truck stop even, remember these tips and dive into exercising. Even if you have a very tough schedule, pull over to a side and follow these nonetheless. It only takes a couple of minutes and your health is worth the investment after all.