How to Stay Healthy Living On The Road As A Full-Time RVer or Trucker

How to Stay Healthy Living On The Road As A Full-Time RVer or Trucker Mother Trucker Yoga Cover Image


As a full-time RVer, I’ve learned to make staying healthy on the road easy. Here are some great tips you can use to stay healthy living on the road:

Plan ahead and make sure you have plenty of healthy options to choose from.

Planning is an essential part of staying healthy while traveling. You want to ensure you have plenty of healthy options available in case you need something quick and easy.

Make sure you have a good selection of fruits and vegetables on hand to grab them if hunger strikes or to snack on throughout the day. If space allows, consider bringing some whole grain bread or crackers; they’re great for snacking on too!

Planning your meals ahead of time helps keep things organized while traveling. Planning out what meals are going to be served and when helps prevent last-minute panics about finding something healthy when hunger sets in at lunchtime.

Make a schedule for exercise – and stick to it!

You can’t afford to be a couch potato while on the road. You will never have time for it. You have to plan your exercise in advance and then stick with it.

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring and tedious, but if you are not used to exercising, then it may seem that way. The key is finding something that suits your personality and lifestyle—something fun!

Make sure whatever type of exercise or physical activity you choose can fit into your RV or truck easily. For example walking, jogging, hiking trails nearby with the family dog in tow; picking a time to sneak in 15 minutes of exercise or movement; doing yoga routines (which most RVs now come equipped with) online yoga has made this very easy to implement. Check out Hope Zvara’s YouTube channel for free. Riding stationary bikes inside each day after work… there are endless possibilities!

Stretch and stretch some more.

Stretching is one of the most important aspects of any workout routine; if you’re living on the road as an RVer or a trucker, it’s even more important. Being stuck in a small RV can cause many of your muscles to tighten up and become stiff. Stretches should be done before and after exercise to help prevent injury and keep you limber for future activities.

Stretching can be done anywhere at any time—just make sure that you’re safe from prying eyes or possible injuries from other objects in your immediate area! You don’t want someone seeing you stretching out their wayward wires with their power tools! Here are some examples:

  • Standing forward bend stretch: Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, then flex forward at the waist until balanced over one leg. Hold for 30 seconds; repeat on the opposite leg for another 30 seconds
  • Seated hamstring stretch: Sit on the floor with legs straight out in front of the body; bend right knee toward chest while keeping left leg straight out behind body; hold the position for 20 seconds before switching sides

Find something fun and new to do that gets you moving.

If you’re looking for some fun, new ways to exercise and stay healthy on the road, try these:

  • Go for a walk. Take yourself and your pup for a walk—maybe even around the campground! Or maybe go with a friend of yours who also has their camper in that area.
  • Go for a run. Run around the park or trail near where you’re parked, or find one nearby if there isn’t one at your current location. If you don’t like running, consider biking instead; make sure that whatever mode of transportation (bike or feet) will work best with your body type and any injuries/disabilities that may need extra care while exercising!
  • Go swimming at a nearby pool when the weather permits (this is great during summertime). Some parks and hotels even have pools that are open year-round so this could be an option no matter what time of year it is! Swimming can help strengthen muscles throughout your entire body, including those used during day-to-day activities such as walking up stairs or carrying groceries! Be careful though—don’t swim alone unless someone else knows how long you’ve been gone from home so they can call authorities if necessary.”

Be active with the kids.

I know this might not apply to my trucker friends. But when you want to be active with the kids, try going on a family walk. Walk around your RV park or campground and explore the area, getting fresh air and exercising at the same time. If you don’t want to go outside, play active games with them indoors. And for truckers, what about walking with a friend your team driver when you have a few minutes or walking and talking at the truck stop? Family can be anyone, right?

You should encourage your children to be active in other ways as well. For example, take them swimming or bicycling during their free time instead of just doing nothing on their electronic devices all day long (which of course they will do anyway).

Get enough sleep.

The importance of sleep cannot be overstated. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep a night, but this number will vary depending on your age and activity level.

As you can imagine, travel can make it difficult to get enough sleep since you’ll likely be in different locations at different times each day. But there are ways to maximize your experience and still get the rest you need! For example:

  • Use blackout curtains or shades for your sleeping area—especially if you’re traveling during daylight hours! If not possible, consider installing blackout shades on windows (or even use duct tape). You’ll thank us later when you don’t have any trouble getting up after an early morning flight!
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine before bedtime because these all have stimulant properties that affect our ability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night

Staying healthy on the road requires lots of planning and follow-through, but it’s worth it!

You’ll be tempted to stay up late, eat fast food, and skip your workouts. But it’s important to plan ahead so that you can make healthy choices that support your goals. Here are some of the things we do:

  • We schedule our workouts into our day planner or calendar on our phones
  • We try to find activities that are fun and exciting but also get our heart rates up
  • We take time each day for meditation and/or reflection


Following these tips will ensure you have the best time possible on your next RV trip or trucking adventure.

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