By Jena Williams

Holding static positions all day is rough on the body. This holds true whether you are sitting at a computer, hunched over a keyboard or sitting behind the wheel of a big rig. The body is made to move and muscles need to move to increase circulation.

You may not be a fan, but stats are stats and according to an article in the Wall Street Journal by Kevin Clark, the 49ers have fewer injuries than other teams and they also put more emphasis on stretching than other teams.

If it’s good enough for the 49ers …

Getting started is the hard part

I don’t know about you, but I have difficulty coming up with stretches to do without a little guidance. To help drivers with this issue, the Saif Corporation developed a set of stretches for the professional truck driver.  They can all be done in and around the cab. Some can be done while you’re waiting your turn to deliver or load; others when you step out for a break or before heading down the road.

Exercise Tips for Truckers:

Trucker Exercises by Livestrong.com:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/332696-trucker-exercises/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/462361-exercises-that-truckers-can-do-in-their-vehicle/

Exercise Tips for the Long Haul Truck Driver: http://ezinearticles.com/?Exercise-Tips-For-the-Long-Haul-Truck-Driver&id=2419338

Truck Driver Fitness: http://www.prevention.com/fitness/strength-training/truck-driver-fitness

3 Truck Driver Goals You Should Set NOW: http://www.thehealthytrucker.net/3-truck-driver-exercise-goals/

*Photo from the Healthy Trucker: http://www.thehealthytrucker.net/