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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.

June 2023 – Take a Breath Break

Under stress? Take a breath. We’re breathing every minute of every day – and that means we have easy access to a free stress relieving tool. When we’re under stress, breathing quickens, our heart rate goes up, and blood pressure rises.

Deep breathing signals the brain that it’s time to relax. Both heart rate and blood pressure fall, as do stress hormones. Deep breathing can be odd at first, as we’re often tempted to keep stomach muscles tight. However, with practice, breathing from the diaphragm to fill your lungs with air can be a benefit to your emotional health.

Sustainability - Eat Right

Eat Right – Eat Mindfully    

Mindful eating focuses on your eating experiences, body-related sensations, and thoughts and feelings about food, with heightened awareness and without judgment. Attention is paid to the foods being chosen, internal and external physical cues, and your responses to those cues. The goal is to promote a more enjoyable meal experience and understanding of the eating environment. A mindful eating model that is guided by four aspects: what to eatwhy we eat what we eathow much to eat, and how to eat.

 Sustainability - Be Fit

Be Fit – Relaxation Exercises

The term “fight or flight” is also know as the stress response. It’s what the body does as it prepares to confront or avoid danger. When you’re under stress, your body releases hormones. These hormones cause your heart to race or your palms to sweat. This is your body’s normal response to stress. In some cases, a little stress is helpful. But for many people, stress happens too much. This can lead to high levels of stress. Relaxation exercises can help you stop this physical response to stress. They can slow down your heart rate and help you feel calm. Relaxation exercises usually put two things together: breathing and attention helping to push away stressful thoughts.

 Sustainability - Live Well

Live Well – Benefits of Deep Breathing

A wide range of evidence compiled in scientific reviews supports the notion that deep breathing techniques can improve symptoms and aid in illness treatment within clinical populations and are also beneficial enhancing wellbeing and health in healthy people. Deep breathing presents multiple health and wellbeing benefits for healthy individuals and those experiencing certain clinical conditions. It is cost effective, easy to learn, and generally safe.