Wellness

Mission

The mission of the ESHCA Wellness Program is to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of all ESHCA Employer-Member employees by empowering people to promote and model positive attitudes and behaviors through a lifelong commitment to wellness and prevention.

Wellness Program

The mission in action, encourages members to “Know Your Numbers” including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body weight. Numbers outside the range of normal can be an indication of current health and future adverse health effects. The next step is to apply the appropriate intervention, ideally there is a nutrition and/or exercise “fix”, however, if that does not meet the need you should consult your physician regarding possible medical treatment. Annual physicals, dental cleanings and yearly vision assessments are positive steps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and providing an avenue for early detection of possible serious health risks.

Wellness Website

Research in the health and well-being of American’s overall, demonstrates an "at-risk" population for cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), diabetes and obesity. When examined more closely, broken down into a wide-range of 19 professions, construction work was ranked the 10th most at-risk group. Based on additional studies and surveys, the data appears to be a result of:

  • poor food choices (including diets low in fiber and high in saturated fats);

  • too tired to eat and not enough time to prepare food;

  • confusion on reading labels;

  • abstaining from food for long-periods of time and then overeating;

  • comfort eating;

  • replacing meals with drinks or cigarettes;

  • and replacing food with energy drinks or sodas.

If there is one area we can focus on in the USA it is nutrition; our society has shifted from "farm fresh" to an overabundance of processed foods that allow the average American to go days, months, even years without eating a fruit or vegetable. As little as a 5-10% reduction in body weight has been shown to have a positive effect on our “numbers”.  Health professionals suggest construction wellness programs focus on nutrition education; working with companies and their employees to establishing "supportive environments" for success. When fully functioning, the website will have 5 specific intervention areas including:

  1. Physical activity

  2. Weight management

  3. Stress management

  4. Tobacco Cessation

  5. Medical Self-Care

 

Wellness Incentives for 2019

Read Your Results

MVP Preventative Care Guidelines

Online Newsletters

Health Coaching

  • What is Health Coaching?

  • Contact the Health Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contractors Association, Inc.

2481 Higby Road

Frankfort, New York 13340

Telephone:        315-895-5303

Toll Free:         866-498-4440

Fax:                    315-895-5307