The Healthy Trucker on Courtney Wilson Show – Now Available Online

The Healthy Trucker founder Mike Curts recently appeared on The Courtney Wilson Show to discuss the ongoing health issues in the trucking industry and how truck drivers can hold steady to any New Year’s resolutions they may have set.

The Healthy Trucker’s Purpose

In this interview, Mike discusses his reasons for founding The Healthy Trucker. He notes that the site was initially going to be focused solely on exercise, until he realized that including more components for a healthier life would be a more conclusive and helpful resource for truckers.

The Healthy Trucker logoMany truck drivers enter this industry and are overwhelmed at the lifestyle change that accompanies it. Mike talks about how The Healthy Trucker can help them adjust a little bit easier. By teaching drivers about exercise and eating healthy on the road, we hope to indirectly reduce the amount of turnover in the industry.

Mike also talks to Courtney about one of our bloggers, Tammy. We connected with Tammy via social media. She casually mentioned that she was trying to lose 100 pounds, so we hooked up with her and she offered to chronicle her weight loss journey with us. She shares her meals, what she’s done for exercise, and even journals her frustrations with her weight loss. Tammy’s blog is a great read because it shows truck drivers that they’re not alone — there are other drivers out there struggling with the same things, and if Tammy can do it, so can they!

View Tammy’s blog here.

The main thing we want to emphasize with The Healthy Trucker is that you don’t have to make a huge lifestyle change to get healthier. We want to dispel the myth that you have to exercise in a gym to get a good workout. That’s not true – there are plenty of things you can do to get some physical activity. Becoming a healthier trucker is all about making a system change — park further away from the truck stop. Buy groceries at Walmart instead of fast food. That sort of thing.

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The full podcast with Mike is embedded below. Be sure to take a listen and let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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Amanda is a former digital communications coordinator and frequent blogger for the TheHealthyTrucker.net, a website focused on truck driver health initiatives. Our mission is to encourage truck drivers to embrace a healthier lifestyle by providing both expert advice and real world experiences. Let us be your co-driver on the road to a healthier, happier life!