mens health

Should You Care What Your Employees Eat and If They Workout?

Should you Care What Your Employees Eat and If They Workout?

You offer health insurance, life insurance, and maybe quality disability insurance for your employees, but you should you care what your employees eat or if they workout?

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Research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways shows “presenteeism”, or being at work but not performing at optimal levels, damages workplace efficiency. These inefficiencies are created by employees not eating healthy or working out regularly. The inefficiency of presenteeism and absenteeism causes lost production that costs businesses billions in operations costs annually.

The study found some of the following statistics:

  • Absenteeism was 27% lower for workers who ate healthy and regularly exercised vs those who didn’t.
  • Performance of workers who ate healthy and regularly exercised was 11% higher than those were are obese.
  • 66% of employees with an unhealthy diet were more likely to report lost productivity vs those with a healthy diet
  • Healthy snacks actually increase productivity, 93% of those who claim to not eat healthy snacks lose productivity.
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This seems difficult, but it isn’t. Helping your employees live healthy lives in and outside the workplace will make your business more efficient.

Other Factors (from numerous studies):

  • A Duke University study shows that obese workers file twice as many workers’ compensation claims, cost seven times as much, and miss 13 times more days of work.
  • Obese men take almost 6 more sick days than their healthier counterparts, obese women take an additional 9 more sick days.

Solutions:

  • Hire a Sports Nutritionist/Fitness Coach (Like me!) to give 30 minute class during lunch on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle changes. Having these sessions once a month can help educate employees on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Healthy snack options. My wife and I teach our clients that snacks can make or break a diet. Most dieters think they need to stay away from snacks, but we find that snacks are a necessity and will prevent you from binge eating. Having almonds, cashews, fruits, and vegetables available in your break-room/kitchen will give your staff the opportunity to refuel for dollars a day. A bunch of bananas can feed 6-8 people and only cost you less than $2.00.
  • Gym memberships are great benefits for your employees. Many gyms will give you a nice discount if you enroll your office all at once.
  • Weight loss contests are great incentives for people to get healthier around the office. Prizes such as Apple Watches or Fitbits will encourage employees to continue tracking their health.

Summary:

To become  fully efficient in today’s business, companies must take care of employees. The paradigm must be broken and businesses must attempt to change or at least show that they care about the well being of the employees by teaching sound nutrition advice. The studies show that healthier employees are more productive and have less absences. Businesses will have more productive employees who will live fuller and longer lives with nutrition and lifestyle enrichment programs that may not cost the employer much compared to the net benefit of utilization.

To debate more about this topic, or to contact me directly, email me: nutritiontrain@yahoo.com.

About the author: 

Dustin Holston is a personal trainer and sports nutritionist from West Virginia. During the day he is a Legal Administrator running a regional law firm in Charleston. Dustin completed his MBA from Marshall University and has 15 years experience managing insurance agencies, banks, and law firms. Dustin and his wife have a love of fitness and nutrition and spend much of their time volunteering and making workout plans and diet plans for those trying to lose weight (for free).

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Sources:

Diet may affect workplace productivity, Mother Nature Network, http://www.mnn.com/money/green-workplace/blogs/diet-may-affect-workplace-productivity. Accessed 31 Jan. 2017.

Duke Study Says Obese Workers File More Worker Compensation Claims, Fowler Insurance, fowlerinsure.com/2017/01/16/duke-study-says-obese-workers-file-more-worker-compensation-claims/. Accessed 31 Jan. 2017.

Eric A. Finkelstein, Marco daCosta DiBonaventura, Somali M. Burgess and Brent C. Hale. “The Costs of Obesity in the Workplace.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 52(10):971-976, October 2010.

You Are What You Eat…. Even At Work, Business News Daily, http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3699-healthy-eating-worker-productivity.html. Accessed 31 Jan. 2017.

Commander Go Pack Log- Final

Updated 10/17/2016

Final update. the results were amazing. I ended up losing 12 pounds with the Commander Go Pack.

 

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Final Results:

  • Weight down 12 pounds (6.3%)
  • Energy Up
  • Appetite Down
  • Sleep Good
  • Mood Good
  • No Negative Side Effects
  • Strength stayed the same even though I lost 12 pounds
  • Pants are way too loose, however went to a 44 in suit coats (from 42).
  • Final BMI 26.9 (Down from 28.6)

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Thank you for reading my log of the Commander Go Pack!

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Questions or Comments? Feel free to email: nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com


September 23rd 2016 Update

Wow, I am kicking ass with Commander Go Pack. I’ve been keeping calories around 1800 and protein between 150-200 per day. 1 or 2 cheat meals a week.

Earlier this week I weighed in at 177.0! That’s 10.8 pounds down in less than a month!

Energy has been through the roof. Although I’m cutting calories and doing extra cardio, I don’t feel exhausted mentally or physically.

The quality of sleep has been better than before.

Cravings have been eliminated, which is my biggest issue with dieting.

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Cheeks down, I’ll show the rest at the end of the log!

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Start: 8/26/2016

Hey Guys!

I have decided to get shredded, or at least attempt to. I have wrote countless articles on Commander Go Pack and Bliss Go Pack, but I am going to be a guinea pig and keep a journal of my progress cutting. I am currently 187.8 pounds and 5’8 (28.6 BMI).

Perimeters: Goal is to keep calories around 1800 and then taper them down as I see how my body responds to dieting. I will eat between 150-200 grams of protein, leaving the rest of my calories to carbs and fats. I am hoping to lose between 7-10 pounds in 30 days.

Morning: 1 Commander, 2 Thyro-Drive

Before Dinner: 1 Commander

Bed: 2 Thyro-Drive, 3 Opti-Core

I will do the recommended 5 days on, 2 days off for these supplements.

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I’ve been on for two days now. Energy is great even though I’m in a calorie deficient state. I slept like a baby last night also. More to come next week.

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Primal Pack: Can it help you increase testosterone and add quality muscle?

1ST PHORM PRIMAL PACK REVIEW

1ST PHORM PRIMAL PACK REVIEW: CAN IT HELP YOU INCREASE TESTOSTERONE AND ADD QUALITY MUSCLE?

Primal Pack Review: Testosterone boosters are all the rage for men trying to maximize their muscle gains, increase energy, and feel younger. Many of the testosterone supplements of the last 15 years have been designer steroids and pro-hormones that have health and safety risks. 1st Phorm developed a safe and natural stack called “Primal Pack” that can help you increase not only Testosterone, but Growth Hormone naturally.

You can order the Primal Pack today and get free shipping by clicking link! 

Primal Pack

Primal Pack Review: Primal Pack is Primal T, Compound HD, and Night T
First we will look at “Primal T”
Primal T

“Testiphex Blend: 1000 mg”

  • Tribulus Terrestris- Multiple studies have shown that it has a positive effect on libido
  • Muira Puma Extract- Multiple studies have show that it has a positive effect on libido
  • Avena Sativa 10:1 Extract- Studies have shown it to free up testosterone and increase libido.
  • Eurycoma Longifolia Extract- Multiple studies show a positive effect on libido
  • Fenugreek Seed Extract- May increase testosterone and libido

“Max GH Matrix: 500 mg”

  • AlphaSize- Increase in GH and Power Output has been seen in studies
  • Ashwagandha- Increase in LH and Power Output has been seen in studies
  • Maca Root Extract- Increase in libido has been seen in multiple studies which is awesome!
  • Suma Root Extract- May increase testosterone and decrease estrogen
  • Rhodiola Rosea Extract- Reduces fatigue and increases well being in studies
  • Hordenine HCL- Fat burner

Summary: Primal T has ingredients that have shown promise to increase testosterone, increase growth hormone, and increase sexual health thus helping you grow muscle. 

Primal Pack Review

“You may feel like America Exploded in your mouth in the gym!”

Now we will look at “Conquest HD”

This will boost your testosterone like never before!

Conquest HD

Serving Size: 6 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 20
AMOUNT PER SERVING % DAILY VALUE
D Aspartic Acid 3120 mg +
Agmatine Sulfate 1000 mg +
Fenugreek Extract-
(50% furastonolic Saponins and 20% protodioscin )
150 mg +
Rosemary Extract 150 mg +
OTHER INGREDIENTS:
Gelatin, Silicon Dioxide, and Magnesium Stearate.

And finally Night T:

Sleep like a baby and raise testosterone and GH Levels with Night T.

erving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 20
AMOUNT PER SERVING % DAILY VALUE
Zinc Chelate 30 mg 200%
Magnesium Aspartate 450 mg 113%
Vitamin B6 10.5 mg 113%
GABA 1000 mg +
Valerian Root 200 mg +
Kava Kava 200 mg +
5 HTP 100 mg +
Alpha-Glycerolphosphocholine 100 mg +
Melatonin 3 mg

 

Overall:

For aging men or men who feel like they don’t have the testosterone they did before, “The Primal Pack” can help you find more focus in the gym, increase Testosterone and GH, and feel much more vibrant in the bed room.

You can purchase the Primal Pack @ 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain along with many other great nutritional supplements.

LIFT HEAVY MY FRIENDS,
DUSTIN HOLSTON

1st Phorm’s Commander can make you SHREDDED!!! Commander Review

Commander Review! Time to become a soldier!

Commander is a fairly new fat burning thermogenic from the company 1st Phorm. Commander is a male formulated supplement to help men reach their goals with fat burning. Unlike most reviews, I actually go through line by line of the supplements I review to give you insight on each ingredient.

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 Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Servings Per Container: 80
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Niacin
(as Niacinamide)
20 mg 100%
Vitamin B6
(as Pyrodoxine HCL)
3 mg 150%
Vitamin B12 100 mcg 1667%
Cognenergy ComplexTM: 549 mg +
[Caffeine Blend(1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, Di CaffeineMalate, and Guarana Extract), Beta Phenylethylamine HCL, Choline Bitartrate, Dimethylethanolamine, Sulbutiamine, Cocoa Extract, Hordenine, N Methyl Tyramine, Bacopa Monniera, and Huperzine A]
Thermax BlendTM: 158 mg +
[Camellia sinensis Extract (45% EGCG,75% Catechins, 90% Polyphenols), Green Coffee Bean Extract, Coleous Forskohli Extract(20% Forskohlin), Evodiamine, Synephrine, Cayenne Pepper Extract, Dendrobium, and Diiodotyrosine]
OTHER INGREDIENTS:
Gelatin, Silcone Dioxide and Magnesium Stearate.
 Summary: Increased energy, thermogenics for fat burning, and muscle saving fat burners!

Review: 

1st Phorm created a male formulated fat burner with many of the same ingredients that have worked in their female focused “Bliss”, but optimized it by focusing on key ingredients with higher dosages. Everyone that I have put on Commander has loved the increased energy, focus, and fat burning. Combine it with Thyro-Drive, a great non-stimulant fat burner for increased results.

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Review: Grade A+. This is a top notch fat burner, thermogenic, focus and mood enhancer.

Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston
1st Phorm Brand Ambassador
Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist