Hydration Tips for Truck Drivers

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, April 23, 2018

As you may know, it can be a challenge to stay hydrated when you spend hours on the road every day, especially when attempting to keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. Unfortunately, the cost of dehydration can be high and may lead to heatstroke, muscle cramps, mental fatigue, and kidney stones. Here are some tips for staying hydrated and healthy on the road.

Eat Water-rich Foods

Many fruits and vegetables are loaded with water and provide an effective way – in addition to drinking – to help stay hydrated.

Water-rich vegetables you can use to rehydrate include:

  • Cucumbers - 96.7% water
  • Iceberg lettuce - 95.6% water
  • Celery - 95.4% water

Fruits that can help you stay hydrated include:

  • Watermelon - 91.5% water
  • Strawberries - 91% water
  • Grapefruit - 90.5% water

Try Infusing Water with Fresh Fruit

With so many water alternatives readily available, bottled or tap water may seem bland or boring. To give your water a flavor boost without adding sugar or chemical sweeteners, try infusing water with fresh fruit flavor by adding a lemon wedge or a handful of berries to your water.

Replace Sugary Sodas with Sparkling Water

If you prefer the flavor and carbonation of sodas, try replacing your favorite soda with flavored sparkling water. You get the bubbles and fruit flavor without the sugar, artificial colors, preservatives and flavorings. 

Do you have some hydration tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!