Many factors in our day to day lives can contribute to our personal health concerns, but our occupational habits often go unnoticed. Consider the freight industry: being a haulage owner often comes with constant traveling. Most of these travels are unplanned and have ever changing schedules. Convenient food choices are the go to for drivers, however these don’t have to be unhealthy or bad for you. Here at Mooov we have come up with a few reminders to try and keep you healthier and happier whilst you are on the road.
The easiest change you can make to your food habits is to add more water. It is recommended by the NHS that we drink at least 8 - 10 cups of fluids per day based on an 8 ounce cup. If you have difficulty drinking water or don’t like it, try flavoring it with fresh fruit (lemons work really well). Purchasing your own refillable bottle can make it easy for you to track your daily intake whilst taking advantage of free water stations. Drinking water also has some other benefits, not just keeping us alive, some of these include:
In today’s world of sugar, healthy on-the-go snacks are harder to come by. Homemade or shop purchased fruits and vegetables, however, make great alternatives to unhealthy snacks. Fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes and berries can be easily packed and taken with you, these types of fruits will often last before you need to eat them. Apples are high in fiber, Berries, like blueberries, are high in antioxidants, combining a mixture of fruits means you can get a great balance of crucial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in your diet.
Vegetables such as carrots, runner beans and cucumber are great snacks, these can often be paired with dips such as hummus and can make for a delicious quick and easy alternative. Nowadays, you can even drink your fruit and vegetables as smoothies or juices. These are not only filling but great for your body
Sugars, even the “low-caloric” versions all have the same disadvantages. They provide no nutritional value to your diet. Sugar is one of the most widely consumed ingredients in all of our diets. It is also one of the unhealthiest and most addictive ingredients (trust us, we are just as guilty for a chocolate bar). Sugar can often be hidden in a large amount of food we consume, some of these can include flavored milk, processed snacks, and condiments such as ketchup. Natural sugars from fruits are OK but avoid the artificial sugars as much as possible. Save the takeaway for Friday
Eating at fast food restaurants is often very tempting. They smell so good, they taste really great at the time and are most importantly, very convenient. The honest truth is that what you are given is covered in grease, fat, full of sugar, and processed, the “healthy” options on the menu aren’t much better either, often packed with artificial sugars.
Here's a few tips to try and help you stick to the healthier options whilst you are on the road:
We’re not saying it's not ok to indulge in a cheeky chocolate bar anymore because it is totally fine. However, do it in moderation and not everyday. All of the suggested tips are easy to build into your day to day routines. It just needs you to change the way you think about your job.
We are all in this together. To contact us further on this article or for more information about how the Mooov haulage exchange, please email us on [email protected].