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Long-haul truck drivers : obesity can take you off the road
  • Published Date:
    February 25, 2015
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies.
  • Description:
    7 in 10 long-haul truck drivers are obese – 2 times more than U.S. adult workers.

    Obesity increases the chance for these health problems:

    • Type 2 diabetes

    • Sleep apnea

    • Heart disease

    • Cancer

    • Joint and back pain

    • Stroke

    These problems can disqualify you from receiving your commercial driver’s license (CDL).

    No CDL may be hard on your wallet and your health.

    What can you do to prevent obesity?

    • Eat healthy and smaller portion sizes.

    • Drink more water instead of sugary drinks like soda.

    • Be more physically active.

    • Track your weight and body mass.

    Learn more at www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/me.html or speak to you doctor

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