By Laura Moss, Mother Nature Network
Truck-stop gyms are helping truckers keep fitness from taking a backseat.
Keeping up with a regular fitness routine can be a challenge when you spend your days and nights in the driver's seat and find yourself in a new city each day. But eating healthy and staying fit is becoming a little easier for professional drivers, thanks to expanding trucker-wellness programs and truck-stop fitness rooms.
Both TravelCenters of America (TA) and Pilot Travel Centers are adding new gyms to many of their U.S. locations, which could be particularly beneficial to those drivers who are logging a lot of time on the road. In fact, according to a 2011 study by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, people who travel most frequently for work are more prone to obesity than their counterparts who travel more moderately.
Glenn Keller, a pastor who's also worked as a trucker for 20 years, says being on the road for 250 days a year makes it difficult toRead More »from Truck-Stop Fitness Centers Help Drivers Stay in Shape on the Road