Driving for Wellness: Better Health for Truckers [3811]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: C170

   Tom Kostohryz, Wellness Consultant, Live Healthy Appalachia

Track: Health and Wellness
Secondary Track: Driving and Transportation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

This session covers the benefits of and tips for better health for truckers. Truck driver wellness should be a major concern for both employers and employees. Today's trucker is unhealthier than the average American. That is not good news for all of us. There are huge benefits for drivers to achieve/maintain excellent health, and there are many ways to get there. The presenter explores these ideas and provides tips on how to get there.

Learning Objectives:
Define wellness and explain how it applies to truck drivers
Explain how maintaining/improving health and wellness can increase productivity and overall happiness on and off the job
Discuss ways to improve overall wellness and provide ideas for managing and controlling weight and reversing chronic disease states
Identify ways to exercise while on the road and the benefits of doing so

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Truck Driver Health and Wellness Tips
Driver Wellness Starts at Work
8 Tips on How to Eat Healthy on the Road
Simple Stretching Exercises

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