Health Tips for Concrete Construction Warriors

In today’s busy world, individuals are often sacrificing their health and wellness in order to accomplish more. Too many people are avoiding exercise, eating a poor diet, not getting enough sleep each night, and even ignoring their bodies signs of stress. Here are some tips that co-workers can use to maintain health, avoid burnout, and keep up with the high demands of the concrete construction industry.

Get enough sleep – When a person does not get enough sleep, their motor skills suffer. Information is not retained as easily, and it becomes more difficult to make decisions. On top of this, tiredness decreases overall productivity.

Oftentimes, the key to good rest is turning off electronic devices at least two hours before bed. While this may feel inconvenient, bright lights can slow the production of melatonin, making it more difficult to wind-down and get good rest.

Eat a healthy diet – Start the day with a breakfast high in protein to fuel your body.  Plan your lunch with high protein, lean meats, good carbs and plenty of fruits.  Protein drinks, nuts, and dried fruits are good choices for snacking while on break.

Exercise – After a long day of work, you may not feel like going to the gym. However, if you are doing repetitive tasks each day and this can create a muscular imbalance. Being sure to work out your full body can offset this imbalance.  Exercise will also clear the mind and give you additional energy.

Don’t ignore health issues – It is not safe or healthy to ignore anything out of the ordinary involving your health and wellness. Take preventative measures.  Talk to your doctor about aches, pains, or abnormalities to make sure you keep your health on track.

Staying on top of health issues also includes mental health. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or any mental health concerns, speak to someone about it. Sometimes having someone listen can release the pressure.

Always wear protective and safety gear – At Baker safety is always the top priority.  Protect yourself for the work day. Be sure to utilize safety equipment correctly and to its fullest potential. Don’t take protective and safety gear for granted.