Fit In ’15: Bob Perry offers suggestions for trucker wellness

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Updated Jan 9, 2015
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If you made a New Year’s resolution to have a healthier life in 2015 than you did last year, good for you.

If you already broke that resolution, so what? Now’s the time to start over.

Either way, Trucker’s News is giving you a little bit of help.  To help become Fit In ’15, we’ve asked some experts for their best advice. We asked them all the same six questions, and you’ll see their answers here for the next several days.

Bob Perry

These are folks who know healthy living, wellness, fitness, exercise and proper eating. And, most importantly they know and work with truck drivers like yourself. They understand the demands of your job and the limits it imposes on your ability to get and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Bob Perry is known as as the Trucker Trainer™. He is the son and brother of career drivers – both owner-operators for the last 70-years, and has personally devoted his career to the health, wellness, and fitness industry. Bob has served as chair of the American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council’s Health & Wellness Working Group for the last three years and vice chair  for two years before elected to chair. Bob is also a public member of the Medical Review Board.

If you could get America’s truck drivers to take one positive step towards improving their health and wellness in 2015, what would that be and what should they do to accomplish it?

Making better food choices.

Take the time to pack your food.

Movement

What should drivers do to create realistic health and wellness New Year’s resolutions, and achieve them in 2015?

Set realistic goals.

Think about it daily.

If you fall off today don’t beat yourself up. Get back up. Positive results happen over time, NOT overnight.

What is the most exercise/fitness step can drivers take in 2015 to maximize their wellness/weight loss goals?

Just that, the first step is to get started.

What are the most important eating/dietary step drivers can take next year to achieve those goals?

It all starts with a good source of protein in the AM to keep their BIO levels in check.

Prepare to get stuck without good choices around you so pack some emergency food.

What will you focus on in 2015 with the drivers and others you work with to help them have a healthy 2015?

RS branded sandwiches that are low in carbs, preservatives, sodium and high in protein

What is (are) your own health/wellness goal(s) for 2015?

To maintain my own standard of fitness so I can help others stay healthy.