Onboarding - Work Comp
All new District employees take part in the District’s Onboarding process. During this session, the Wellness Department reviews workplace safety, as well as proper stretching on the job.
According to Fitness That Works - Simple Moves to Make Exercise Happen from 9 to 5, a sponsored book by the Wellness Council of America, research has shown that ALL employees who were complaining about fatigue, muscular soreness, low productivity, etc., were ALL repeating the same movements, every day, INCORRECTLY causing a number of acute and immediate challenges! If not corrected, the cumulative effect could and would lead to inevitable chronic issues that might jeopardize the employees' future health, fitness and livelihoods.
FOCUS ON YOUR SIMPLE MOVEMENTS - Balancing, Reaching, Stepping, Pushing-Pulling, Squating-Lifting, Twisting, and Lunging.
Please note: All ergonomic issues should be addressed with your immediate supervisor as soon as the problem occurs.
Focuses on joint mobility and muscle suppleness, muscle flexibility and the reduction of muscular tension.
FREQUENCY: Minimum of 2 to 3 days per week for each major muscle group
INTENSITY: To point of tension or mild discomfort
TIME: 10 to 30 seconds for each stretch repeated 3 or 4 times, or 20 seconds, once
TYPE: Static stretching (slow, controlled stretch that is held to a point of tension)
- Increase your energy, strength, and stamina
- Decrease your stress, risk of injury and recovey time for an injury
- Improve range of motion, joint mobility, blood circulation, and blood flow
- Enhance productivity, immunity, and postural awareness
- And many more!