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Sustainability - Wellness Initiative

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At PITT OHIO, our most significant resource is our people, so we've extended our mission to be People Driven beyond the workplace. In 2007, PITT OHIO initiated a company-wide wellness program in an effort to encourage our employees to Eat Right, Be Fit and Live Well.

The goal of the program is to improve our employees' health and safety. In order to allow each employee the opportunity to perform to his or her greatest potential, we take care of our people. And in turn – our employees take exceptional care of our customers.

February 2023 – Sleep Affects Everything

Sleep affects all parts of your health and well-being. This month’s theme explores making sleep a priority and ways to set up for better sleep.

Sleep is essential. It repairs and recharges your body and mind every day. It helps reduce the risk for or manage many diseases. When you’re tired, you don’t function at your best. Sleep is a keystone habit – one that has the power to make other self-care habits and decisions easier, like making the decision to go for a walk.

Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time. Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet. Keep screens out of the bedroom, if possible. Find healthy ways to manage stress. Get some exercise or movement every day, outside if possible, but not too close to bedtime. Limit naps to 30 minutes earlier in the day. Avoid or limit alcohol and caffeine as well as large meals close to bedtime. If nothing you try helps, see your doctor. They can help you learn new ways to manage stress or recommend further testing for possible sleep disorders.

Sustainability - Eat Right

Eat Right – Nutrition and Sleep  

Diet and nutrition can influence the quality of your sleep, and certain foods and drinks can make it easier or harder to get the sleep that you need. At the same time, getting enough sleep is associated with maintaining a healthier body weight and can be beneficial for people who are trying to lose weight. Recognizing the connections between sleep and nutrition creates opportunities to optimize both in order to eat smarter, sleep better, and live a healthier life.

 Sustainability - Be Fit

Be Fit – Exercise and Sleep

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Numerous studies have shown that exercise improves sleep quality. Better sleep means more energy. And it’s easier to exercise when you have energy. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week. If you can’t get in 30 minutes all at once, go for two 15-minute chunks or three 10-minute chunks will help, too. If you start exercising today, you may notice better sleep tonight. Within a week, you’ll probably notice you’re sleeping better.

 Sustainability - Live Well

Live Well – Sleep Health

Healthy sleep requires adequate duration, good quality, appropriate timing and regularity, and the absence of sleep disturbances or disorders. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults should sleep 7 hours or more per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Men are more likely to have sleep-related breathing disorders like obstructive sleep apnea. There are many factors that could potentially disrupt and disturb a woman’s sleep including life events, depression, illness, bad sleep habits, medication use and physical or hormonal changes.