Truckers: Stay Fit on the Road with These 5 Apps

Phil Cohen

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We don’t need to tell you how hard it is for drivers to remain fit while spending days on the road. Between the long hours behind the wheel and the constant fatigue that comes with the occupation, finding the time to go to a gym or employing a personal trainer seems rather impractical.

Thanks to the smartphone, though, there are now a series of apps that can help truck drivers maintain a healthy lifestyle no matter where they go.

5 Apps Truck Drivers can use to Stay Healthy

1. Runtastic Six Pack

Runtastic is a well-known name in the game of fitness apps. They have taken their health expertise and created a core-focused program, guaranteed to give users the six-pack that they have always wanted. The app offers more than 50 HD instructional ab workout videos, which are led by lifelike avatars/fitness gurus Daniel or Angie. They help you customize a 10 week “Six Pack Plan,” give you daily and tailored-to-your-needs workouts. But the best part of it is that there is no additional equipment required in any of their exercises. All you will ever need is yourself, the app, and a few feet of space.

2. Zombies, Run!

Easily one of the cleverest cardio apps ever designed, this program combines your daily dose of running/walking with all of the fun of a post-apocalyptic zombie takeover. The game, co-created with the decorated novelist Naomi Alderman, brings you the story of a zombie takeover as you are getting your cardio done. But, you are not simply in the audience for this tale—you are the main character. Throughout your workout, the app encourages you to run/walk faster and harder by convincing you that there are zombies chasing you!

The need to outrun the undead helps get you in tip-top shape. Also, adding another dimension to the already dynamic app, there is a game component that can be played once your workout is done. From your run/jog, you earn points and upgrades that can be used to help build a virtual stronghold against the zombies. This work perfectly combines working out with play and can provide the creative-minded runner with an optimal workout experience.

3. MyFitnessPal

It can be really hard to eat healthy while you are on the road. MyFitnessPal primarily functions as a food diary, loaded with over 300,000,000 food options available from restaurants across the country. The app also connects with over 50 other health apps, giving you all the tools necessary to stay healthy on the road.

4. Lumosity

A program that boasts over 60 million users worldwide, Lumosity specializes in increasing cognitive functionality through neuroscience-based games that improve your memory and problem-solving abilities. Do not neglect your brain in your fitness routine!

5. Sleep Cycle

Good sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. But how obnoxious is it when your alarm clock wakes you up when you are in deep sleep, or even during your REM stage? How you wake up sets the tone for your entire day. Now, with Sleep Cycle, you can be guaranteed to wake up during the optimal point during your body’s sleep process, when you are sleeping at your lightest. You will wake up refreshed, energized, and ready to go. You will be amazed at how productive your day will be when you start it off on the right foot.

There you have it! Using those five apps can help you get and stay in shape anywhere, whether at home or on the road. And don’t forget to keep your cash flow healthy with freight factoring!

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Phil Cohen

Phil is the owner of PRN Funding and sister company Factor Finders. He has been an authority in the factoring industry for over 20 years, serving on the board of directors for several factoring associations.


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