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Tips To Live And Work Healthy 

Weight Control

Obesity is a growing problem. It's been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders and other problems. In addition, being overweight could be challenging for a worker to meet the demands of physical labor required in the construction industry. Visit with your doctor to discuss strategies to get back on track to a healthy lifestyle, including an exercise program that's best for you.

Good Nutrition

One of the keys to good health is proper nutrition. Eat balanced meals and avoid diets high in fat, processed foods and junk food.

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise does make a difference in how you feel, look and perform on the job. Get everyone in your house involved in an exercise regimen.


Americans are working more and sleeping less. One out of every three adults suffers from sleep deprivation. To sleep tight, avoid caffeine and nicotine late in the day, exercise regularly and establish a relaxing bedtime routine.


Safety is important on and off the job. Be careful when driving (don’t’ drive while drowsy and wear your seat belts) or even when crossing the street.


Alcoholism is a major cause of disease and death in this country. If you drink too much, you may be headed for serious problems with your health, family, friends and job. If you have a problem, seek help.


Drug abuse wreaks havoc on families and lives. To maintain a healthy home, don’t use illegal drugs and talk to your children about the dangers of drug abuse. Most contractors require drug testing as a condition of employment. Using illegal drugs can mean losing your job.


Laborers' depend on a strong heart and lungs to do the job, and yet they smoke more than most groups (40 percent compared to 25 percent). Laborers' are also at a higher risk for heart attacks and lung and other forms of cancer.