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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.

October 2021 – Women's Health

Women and men just aren’t the same, particularly when it comes to their health risks.  You may find this surprising but, breast cancer is not the number one health risk women face. Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer.

Learn more facts about women and heart disease:

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 299,578 women in 2017—or about 1 in every 5 female deaths.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American and white women in the United States. Among American Indian and Alaska Native women, heart disease and cancer cause roughly the same number of deaths each year. For Hispanic and Asian or Pacific Islander women, heart disease is second only to cancer as a cause of death. 

Many of the leading threats to women’s health can be prevented.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC); the top causes of death among adult women in the U.S. include heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and unintentional injuries. There are lifestyle changes you can make to ward off heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and osteoporosis, such as not smoking, following a heart-smart diet, and being physically active.

Sustainability - Eat Right

Eat Right – Heart Health

A healthy diet gives you energy, supports your mood, maintains your weight, and can be a huge support through the different stages in a woman’s life. Eating a heart healthy diet can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy and nursing easier, ease symptoms of menopause, help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease. Whatever your age, committing to a healthy diet will help you look and feel your best so that you can enjoy life.

 Sustainability - Be Fit

Be Fit – Improving Bone Density with Exercise

Another major health concern for women is osteoporosis, a condition where bone density decreases over time. Some studies have reported that as many as one of every two women over 50 will suffer a fracture related to osteoporosis in her lifetime. By age 65, some women have lost half of their skeletal mass. Along with proper nutrition, exercise can help to prevent osteoporosis. Exercises should include weight-bearing exercises like walking or dancing, muscle-strengthening exercises like lifting weights or using elastic exercise bands and be sure to include flexibility with light stretching to improve bone density and help prevent osteoporosis.

 Sustainability - Live Well

Live Well – Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is a basic human need, as important for good health as diet and exercise. When we sleep, our bodies rest but our brains are active. Sleep lays the groundwork for a productive day ahead. Getting the right amount of sleep is vital, but just as important is the quality of your sleep. Biological conditions unique to women, like the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause, can affect how well a woman sleeps. This is because the changing levels of hormones that a woman experiences throughout the month and over her lifetime, like estrogen and progesterone, have an impact on sleep. Understanding the effects of these hormones, environmental factors and lifestyle habits can help women enjoy a good night’s sleep.