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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.

September 2021 – Fruits & Veggies

September is National Fruits & Veggies Month, a month-long celebration of everyone’s favorite and flavorful plants–fruits and veggies!

Everyone knows how healthy fruits and veggies are for us. That’s indisputable. But, what we are starting to understand and appreciate is just how good they can make us feel! In fact, there’s a growing body of evidence globally that eating fruits and veggies is predictive of increased happiness, life satisfaction, and well-being. Research indicates that those Americans who eat fruits and veggies most days per week say that they experience physical, emotional, and social benefits now and into the future.

Sustainability - Eat Right

Eat Right – Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

Find what works for you and create your fruits and veggie habit. Everyone is different and what works for you may not work for your parents, best friend, coworker or neighbor. Trial and error to figure out what ways are good for you!

There’s no right or wrong way, some ideas you can try throughout the day include adding dried fruit to oatmeal for breakfast to add flavor and nutrition. Did you know cereal is one of the most frequent ways people enjoy fruit? Consider pairing fresh fruit with cereal for a quick and easy plant-packed breakfast. Need some quick energy? Grab a glass of 100% fruit juice to quench your thirst and hold you over until dinner.

 Sustainability - Be Fit

Be Fit – Foods for Fuel

When it comes to fueling up before or after a workout, it’s important to achieve the right balance of carbs and protein. Pre-workout snacks that combine carbohydrates with protein can make you feel more energized than junk foods made from simple sugars and lots of fat.

You will probably discover which foods give you the most energy and which have negative effects. The key is learning to listen to your body and balancing what feels right with what’s good for you. Aim to make breakfast a part of your routine. Choose complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, healthy fats, and a wide variety of fruits and veggies. The right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and other nutrients can help fuel your exercise routine.

 Sustainability - Live Well

Live Well – Health Benefits

Research backs up the long-standing nutritional guideline that consuming five daily servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables, from apples to zucchini, can help you live longer.

Fruits and vegetables are low in fat, salt and sugar. They are a good source of dietary fiber helping to reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Veggies and fruits contain phytochemicals, or plant chemicals. These biologically active substances can help to protect you from some diseases such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart (cardiovascular) disease – when fruits and vegetables are eaten as food, not taken as supplements, cancer – some forms of cancer, later in life, and high blood pressure (hypertension).