Volunteers sought for weight-loss program

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A staggering number of truck drivers are overweight, while more than half can be medically classified as obese. With poor eating habits and a lack of exercise, extra weight can lead to health problems such as heart trouble, hypertension, stroke and diabetes.

Changing lifelong bad habits and adapting diets and exercise for the trucking lifestyle aren’t easy, but even small improvements can result in health benefits. That’s why Truckers News is looking for overweight truckers for its new Fit for the Road program.

Those chosen will participate in a year-long weight loss and fitness program individually designed by a dietitian, a fitness expert and a medical doctor. The truckers’ progress will be covered in a series of articles in the magazine.

Fit for the Road is open to company drivers and owner-operators, solos and teams, men and women. All interested truckers have to do is fill out a short form and write a paragraph about why you or your loved one would like to participate in the Fit for the Road program. The application deadline is Oct. 29.

Click here to apply online.