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You Can Start Building Good Habits Today

Eating healthy can be easier than you think! You just replace a few unhealthy habits with healthy habits and you’re on your way to a happier healthier life. To encourage team members to make healthier lunch choices, the Mcwane Ductile Ohio Wellness Committee hosted Salad Day. Approximately 185 team members from all three shifts were invited to build their own salad from a wide variety of delicious fresh vegetables. Environmental and Safety interns got in on the fun by helping serve the first shift employees.
MDO 2018 Team Salad Day

(Pictured L-R Christopher Barto, Mitchell McKee, Sarah Stockdale and Marty Kurtz)

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2017 Team Health & Wellness Fair at AB&I

AB&I held its annual Health and Wellness Fair for team members on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  These events are designed to encourage team members to take preventive measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or disease and to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Team Members were provided free biometric screenings through eHealthScreenings flu shots by U.S. Health Works, and financial planning by Merrill Lynch.  Participants were also offered a massage, a discount gym membership at 24 Hour Fitness and could win prizes for participating in a challenge of making a smoothie while riding a bike.

A huge thanks to Filice and Western Suppliers for their help in organizing this year’s event and to the vendors that attended the fair.

ABI 2017 Health Fair

 

Did you know that stretching can prevent repetitive motion injuries?

Anaco Stretching Exercises Training

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!

Tyler Pipe Announces “Right Stuff” Winners

Tyler Pipe & Coupling Right Stuff Grand Prize Winners

L to R: Gary Young, Lori Cook, and Mike Cantrell

Tyler Pipe & Coupling in Marshfield, Missouri, concluded the Right Stuff Challenge for Wellness on August 15. They celebrated the finals with a meal and prize presentation on Friday, August 22.

Team members collectively lost 129 pounds and 56 ¼ inches in route to a healthier lifestyle. Eating a healthy breakfast daily, drinking plenty of water, getting 30 minutes or more of exercise daily, and 7 hours or more of sleep per night made everyone who participated a winner when it comes to developing healthy habits.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Grand Prize Winners
1st Place – Mike Cantrell, $150 Academy Sports Gift Card
2nd Place – Gary Young, $100 Academy Sports Gift Card
3rd Place – Lori Cook, $50 Academy Sports Gift Card

Other Prize Winners
Tim Graham
Jo Bowers
Bill Hoffman
Jim Sartin
Alan Dickerson
Randy Witherspoon
Angela Dotson
Rick Hutsell

Congratulations to all winners and participants! Job well done!

Anaco Announces the Winner of the Walking to Wellness Program

Anaco Walking to Wellness 2

Anaco just concluded their 14-week Walking to Wellness Program and are proud to announce that Jorge Arroyo was the grand price winner with 2,718,215 steps!

A total of 47 Anaco team members enrolled in January 2014 and 20 team members successfully completed the program on May 2 with an impressive 24,135,651 steps in all.

The goals of the program were to help team members set a routine, establish long-term fitness goals, eat healthier meals, and work fitness into their daily routine by walking daily at home and at work while measuring their steps with a pedometer.

All program participants received an award at the end of the program, but Jorge won a pair of walking shoes and had his name placed on a perpetual trophy.

Congratulations to Jorge and the other Anaco team members for walking your way to a healthier you!

Tyler Pipe & Coupling Holds “The Right Stuff” Challenge

Tyler Pipe Right Stuff ChallengeThe Wellness Committee at Tyler Pipe and Coupling in Marshfield, Missouri, recently rolled out a new team wellness challenge called  the “Right Stuff” challenge. The challenge will run from May 11 to August 15, and has 3 categories to develop habits by doing the “Right Stuff” for health.  

 Category #1 has 4 parts which include:

  • Drink half of your body weight in ounces daily; 
  • Exercise 30 minutes or more daily;
  • Eat a healthy breakfast daily – Grams of Carbs that are equal to or less than Grams of Protein; and
  • Get 7 or more hours of sleep nightly. 

Team members earn 1 point for each “Right Stuff” habit – up to 4 points daily and up to 28 points per week which they keep track of on a weekly score card.

Category #2 – Greatest percentage of weight loss

Category #3 – Most inches lost

Monthly prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories and team members will have the opportunity to win in each or all categories. Grand prizes will be awarded at the end of the Right Stuff Challenge.  

Gineine Rust provided a very interesting and informative presentation about the benefits of drinking water, exercise, eating a healthy breakfast and getting adequate sleep. She then measured and weighed participants for the Challenge. Gineine will assist by maintaining the “Top Secret Binder” with the recorded measurement numbers throughout the challenge.

Tyler Pipe and Coupling “CHALLENGES” other McWane facilities to do the “Right Stuff,” too!