While 2021 offers a fresh start to a new season, it also presents itself with new challenges, like making and keeping your fitness goals while on the road. The year 2020 was stressful enough, why not start with making some positive changes to help your mind and body.
Spending long hours on the road in a cab can be tricky to find the proper time or space for a good workout. We have a few tips to help spark your wellness, while behind the wheel:
Start some morning stretches.
Stretching is beneficial to wake up your body after a night’s sleep or even after a quick cat nap. Start with a few arms stretches, a toe touch, hamstring and chest stretch, neck roll, and some side stretches. You should be loose and awake now to start your day. Remember not to overstretch if you are just beginning and stop the exercise if you experience any pain.
Get those steps in.
You don’t need a fancy Fitbit or Apple Watch to track your steps, find a small step calculator online or at any department store. Most cell phones even count your steps as long as you hold them while walking or exercising. Set a step goal for yourself and try to reach that every day. We try to shoot for ten thousand. You’d be surprised how a quick morning and night walk can add up.
Move your muscles while driving.
Cabin exercises can help if you suffer from any neck or back pain. Especially if you’re stuck in traffic, try a few neck turns or back stretches. To relieve pressure from your lower back, shift your body weight back and forth within your seat. Hold it for a few seconds each time, while switching sides. Repeat a few times back and forth.
Find some equipment.
Resistant bands, ankle or wrist weights are all compact and easy to incorporate into your fitness routine. If you’re going for a walk, put on some ankle weights for a more strenuous workout. Find an inspiring playlist and just get moving. Resistant bands are like having a little gym anywhere, you can use them to stretch your arms, legs, back, and more.
Remember to be practicing safe driving at all times. Safety is first. If you are taking a break from the road to do any exercises, please turn the engine off.
By setting aside some time daily for exercise, you’ll feel happier and healthier behind the wheel.
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