Spring is here and summer is quickly approaching, so now is a great time to get out and get involved in some type of physical activity! Hannah has a few great tips to help keep your body in tiptop shape and to help you maintain a healthy well-being.
Do you recognize this runner?
It’s our very own Faye Pettigrew, HR Manager at Tyler Pipe! Every year Tyler Pipe participates in the FRESH 15 race sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company. It’s a favorite of the Tyler Pipe team and they always have a good turnout on race day.
Brookshire started the event to motivate the community and their employees to become healthier and it grew from there. Unlike any other races, they give 100% of race revenue back to non-profit organizations. Much like us, they firmly believe that motivating someone to get off the couch and move can change their life.
This race is a great way to support the local community and get healthy at the same time. Good luck to this year’s Tyler participants!
A few years ago, Anaco researched how they could prevent injuries in jobs with the highest levels of repetitive motion. After much discussion about the best way to address the problem, they instituted a stretching program where team members stretch for 2 minutes at the top of the hour throughout their shift. We are happy to report that these stretching exercises have helped reduce and almost eliminate repetitive type injuries from these departments!
Anaco recently decided that it was time to “refresh” the stretching program. If you’ve ever tried to stick to an exercise program, you know that doing the same exercise every day can get boring, make you quickly lose interest, and even no longer challenge you as your body begins to adapt to the repetitiveness. To avoid this, Anaco brought in a physical therapist from a local clinic to observe how team members perform their tasks and recommend stretches that would best prevent injuries.
After the initial observations, the entire team came together in the training center in groups for a hands-on demonstration and practice of some new and improved stretches. Great job, Team Anaco! Way to be proactive!