As a taxi driver or driver of HGVs, your job requires you to spend long hours sitting behind the wheel, often leading to a sedentary lifestyle. This lifestyle can contribute to various health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The good news is that with the right preventative healthcare measures, these issues can be identified and treated early. That’s where 4 Armed Health comes in.

The Health Risks of Taxi Driving

Research has shown that drivers are at a higher risk of various health issues due to the nature of their job. For example:

  • A study published in the Journal of Transport & Health found that taxi drivers had a higher prevalence of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes compared to the general population.
  • Further research, published in the Journal of Occupational Health, found that taxi drivers had a higher risk of musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain, due to prolonged sitting and repetitive movements.
  • A third source of academic study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, found that taxi drivers had a higher risk of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, due to irregular work schedules and exposure to traffic noise.

How 4 Armed Health Can Help

We believe that prevention is better than cure, that’s why we offer medical examinations tailored to the specific needs of taxi drivers. Our private health screen is designed to catch early signs of disease, allowing for early intervention. 

Improving Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

Driving for long hours also makes it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to diet, weight management, and exercise. That’s why we provide body composition scans, dietetic analysis, and advice to help you improve your health. Our team of dieticians delivers bespoke plans to reduce body fat, which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

In addition to these services, we also have in-house experts to help with the quality of your sleep, tiredness, and to combat any breathing difficulties such as sleep apnea. We understand that a lack of sleep and constant fatigue can affect your driving ability and overall well-being. 

Our Commitment to Accessible Healthcare

Our medical examinations for drivers are designed to address the specific health concerns that come with driving for long hours. We take a holistic approach, considering not just physical health, but also mental and emotional well-being. Our goal is to help you maintain optimal health, so you can continue to do your job with confidence and ease.

We believe that good health is a right, not a privilege. We are committed to providing accessible and affordable healthcare solutions to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. Whether you are a taxi driver, driver of a HGV, or someone else with unique healthcare needs, we are here to help. 


Contact us today to learn more about our medical examinations and other preventative healthcare services.