“It’s a sad fact that truckers die at a younger age than people in other occupations.”

In the March issue, I talked about sedentary job risks.  In this issue, I’d like to expand on that topic to include the dangers of blood clots.  If there’s one thing you need to know about life in the fast lane, it’s that not taking care of your health will soon force you into the slow lane.  Avoid healthy life choices and that’s where you’ll end up – slowing down, pulling over, and possibly ending your driving career permanently, maybe even your life.

On average, truckers are 5’8″ tall and weight 242 pounds. Combine smoking, sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension and/or sitting most of the work shift, and you’re a ticking time bomb.  If this article scares you into healthier living, good; that’s what I intend.

Read the entire article in RoadKing Magazine here: http://lsc-pagepro.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=488598&ver=html5&p=16#{%22page%22:16,%22issue_id%22:488598}

We need you truckers to be healthy.  You keep our country running.  Take time to take care of yourself and let me know how I can help.


Dr. John McElligott


Fri May 11 2018 | 20,067 views | 0 |

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