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16 June 2022

Associate Professor Nicholas Gilson from UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences featured in this Heart Foundation article about an intervention to improve the heart health of truck drivers.

“‘Without trucks Australia stops’ is a logo often seen on vehicles across the country and highlights the crucial role road transport plays in the nation’s prosperity,” said Dr Gilson.   

“But working in this industry comes at a cost. Truck drivers are highly susceptible to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Urgent action is required to improve the health and wellbeing of truck drivers.”  

Dr Gilson’s research is looking at an intervention involving short bursts of high intensity exercise, aptly named ‘Truck-Fit’. Truck-Fit will be delivered in truck depots by an exercise physiologist. 

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