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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.

2017 July – High Blood Pressure

A typical visit to your doctor will likely start with having your blood pressure taken.  Have you ever wondered why?  High blood pressure is a common and serious health condition that affects about 75 million people in the United States, or nearly one in three adults.  Also called hypertension, high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke – the first and third leading causes of death.  High blood pressure can lead to other serious health conditions as well, such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease and blindness.  Because there are no warning signs or symptoms, many people have high blood pressure and don’t know it.  It is often called “the silent killer”.

Sustainability - Eat Right

Eat Right – DASH Eating Plan

DASH stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension." The DASH eating plan is a healthy eating plan that has been shown to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). Additional health benefits may include reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and stroke. The DASH eating plan may also help with weight loss.

Sustainability - Be Fit

Be Fit – Get Active

Thanks to modern medicine, having high blood pressure is highly treatable. But that doesn’t mean you can sit back and let the pills do all the legwork. It’s likely your doctor will recommend you start getting a bit more active to help treat your condition, so take the suggestion seriously. Try to go for 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity — think briskly walking — three to four times a week to see the best results.

Sustainability - Live Well

Live Well – Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers. Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index numbers are key indicators of your risk for serious illness. If you know these important numbers. Protect your family and stay safe from infections that are transmitted by mosquitoes and tick bites.