Why it’s so important to stretch and strengthen before getting in your truck, you ask? Well, can you think of a feeling better than stretching out after a nice long nap? While it may not be the best feeling, it sure is at the top. Perhaps you’ve seen a cat stretch after they wake up or at random? The point is, stretching is carnal to most living creatures, man included as it helps relive muscles and prevents their soaring. As we know by 2020, nature is not to be meddled with thus, primal features such as stretching should be employed in our everyday life due to their sheer benefits. As truck drivers we know your work is hard and demanding. Driving for hours on the end is no joke and your service is highly appreciated. Appreciation, however, does not save you from muscle aches, true. BUT, stretching does. Stretching your body before starting off your day into the truck driving business is known to improve your muscle strength and prevents aches, thereby increases your productivity.
Stretching and flexibility
Stretching does not only help you relieve muscle aches, it also helps improve your flexibility. Now, flexibility is extremely important for truck drivers as to prevent cramps. Moreover, it is needed to maintain a range of motion in the joints. When muscles are not kept stretched out daily, they can shorten and become tight resulting in far greater health complications.
While driving a truck, it is highly likely that you won’t be moving or using a whole bunch of muscles. These muscles, due to this inevitable rest will cramp up and cause you problems. Then, when you are active, your muscles will be weak and unable to extend, putting you at risk for strains, sprains, joint pain and muscle damage.
Stretching can help you save a lot of pain and give you a whole lot of gains in terms of productivity.
Stretching, improved posture, and injury prevention
Muscles, their adequate placement, and proper shape is what determines your posture. No one wants to look shaggy and lanky if they can look bold and confident. Your posture says a lot about you and stretching helps improve it. additionally, it also helps strengthen your core muscles, which will ultimately result in a better posture and will encourage proper alignment.
As stated before, not moving your muscles for an extended period of time will inevitably weaken them. Stretching them out will not only help in other departments but will also help prevent injuries too. When your muscles are loose and stretched out, movement becomes easier which helps prevent injuries.
Biology proves that stretching increases the flow of blood and other fluids through your body, increasing nutrient supply and reducing soreness. Plus, this process also helps calm your mind and therefore, increase productivity as well.
At Paradiso insurance, we aim to give you the best services we possibly can. Yes, our insurance policy covers any physical harm caused by your arduous job, but we also feel the need to need to inform you about the apt measures you can take to prevent such accidents.