Woburn, MA – Tocci Building Companies recently hosted well-known physical therapist and Peoplefit gym owner, Pat Agostino, at one of its large multifamily development projects. Agostino gave his insight into overall health for men, and how construction professionals can maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle both on and off the jobsite.
During Agostino’s discussion, he covered issues from physical health to mental and emotional health, and methods for improving overall well-being. Notably, Agostino explained the stresses many construction professionals may face from work and family life, which can affect a person’s overall health. He provided tips for small lifestyle changes that can be made to improve health in the long term, including interval training, which promotes artery elasticity and helps prevent cardiac injury. He also mentioned that moderate strength training, as little as two times per week, can greatly improve a person’s long-term health.
“Pat gave us excellent insight into how simple and important it is to manage our health through diet and exercise, which directly supports our company culture and priorities about employee safety and happiness,” said Chuck Rosenthall, safety director at Tocci.
“Tocci understands that the workplace is an important arena for health campaigns of many kinds, and we encourage our employees to participate in basic occupational health and safety programs. As Pat mentioned, health and wellness directly correlates to our mood, our work performance, and our livelihood. We owe it to ourselves and our families to keep our health and vitality.”
In addition to inviting professionals to speak about health and wellness on jobsites, Tocci has made it a priority and taken additional steps to promote this focus within its own walls. Personal trainers visit the company’s headquarters each week, yoga classes are offered quarterly, and lunch and learn sessions with a focus on stress reduction are offered sporadically. Tocci also organizes company Fitbit challenges throughout the year encouraging employees to walk more. Last summer Tocci employees logged enough steps to walk from Boston to California.