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CarriersEdge launches new wellness series

July 6, 2021
The two additional titles, designed to help educate drivers on making healthier diet and exercise choices, are each comprised of two modules that include interactive exercises, real-life examples, quizzes, and more.

CarriersEdge has completed a new wellness series with the two final titles: Healthy Eating and Exercise for Drivers. The new titles are designed to help educate professional drivers on making healthier choices when it comes to diet and exercise.

The suite of nine wellness modules CarriersEdge has developed in the past year include topics such as recognizing and managing fatigue, measures to protect against illness and information about viruses and vaccines. Healthy Eating and Exercise for Drivers are each comprised of two smaller modules that can be taken separately. The courses include text, images, interactive exercises, real-life examples, quizzes, and a final test.

Healthy Eating provides a three-step process to follow in choosing the right foods to eat as well as helping drivers determine their hunger levels and food habits. The course also examines what food labels mean and how marketing tries to influence food purchases. After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use the USDA's MyPlate nutrition guide or Canada’s Food Guide to identify healthy foods
  • Determine the nutritional value of a food item using a nutrition label
  • Describe how to replace unhealthy habits
  • Identify cues for thirst, hunger and cravings
  • Explain how marketing influences your food choices

Exercise for Drivers explains the risks of falling into a sedentary lifestyle, and how to step into an exercise routine based on an individual’s “fitness mindset.” The three main exercise categories are discussed and exercises that can be modified for any fitness level are detailed for learners to put together a custom program alongside their carrier’s wellness team. After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics and risks of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Examine their fitness mindset and how to progress to fitness goals
  • Identify opportunities to perform the three basic types of exercise
  • Tailor an exercise to match beginner or advanced fitness levels

“For both these courses, we worked with our industry partners to put together information professional drivers can use while they’re on the road,” Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge, said. “What makes our courses unique is that in addition to offering instruction on how to choose healthy foods and plan exercise routines, we also focus on the psychological factors preventing people from making those choices. We like to highlight the science behind what happens to the human body when you change habits.”

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