Most of us know that exercise makes us feel better, but an hour a day at the gym isn’t always possible given busy schedules. At Pilot Flying J, we believe in smarter exercise and healthy eating habits.
Our health principles are simple: “Eat. Stretch. Move.” We are all busy, so making it simple is our way of keeping it on our minds more often. Eat better today than you did yesterday, or try to eat a better meal than the meal before. Keep it simple, and keep at it. Stretching tight, tired muscles and creaky joints always feels good. Add some of it throughout your day, every day to feel better. Finally, add some vigorous movement to your day. Nothing complicated. “Pick up something heavy” is the basics of exercise. Do it safely, but do it. Didn’t do it yesterday? No biggie. Start again today.
The tree we use to mark our health program is a simple symbol of how we think. It has deep roots, pulling nutrition from the bottom to the top. The branches are reaching, stretching, moving higher. We want to help keep you solidly rooted but always growing.
Your job is hard, physically and mentally. It's important that you keep yourself mentally sharp on the road. Changing your mindset about better eating is the first step. We can make smarter choices about what we eat. Better choices might reduce the tired feeling we get after some meals. Decide to fight for better health, and then find the motivation to stick to it.
Better flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities, at work or at play, and it could lower your risk of discomfort or injuries. When your joints move through a full range of motion, it allows your muscles to work better. Stretching also increases blood flow to the muscle. You can do a stretch almost anywhere…on the job or at home.
Good health is about feeling better, not just looking better. A lot of people don't take the time to keep their muscles moving because they're not in a gym, or only have a few minutes. Moving your muscles can happen almost anywhere. The basic parts of what we call “functional fitness” can be found above, in our “Driver’s Move Guide.”
We encourage our Team Members to invest in their future through better health awareness, maintaining and improving their physical and mental health and managing their conditions. All our Team Members have access to a no-cost health and wellness program that was designed to help them lead healthier, more productive lives.
Having a safe and healthy workplace is one of our top priorities at Pilot Flying J. Through our Health and Wellness program, we hope to reinforce the importance of healthy team members and healthy families, both at work AND at home with the help of our wellness partner, Preventure. As a key element of this program, Pilot Flying J offers incentives for taking action to improve your health. These incentives are available to employees and spouses enrolled in the medical plan. To support you, Preventure provides health and wellness resources at your fingertips through a 100% confidential interactive website.
Pilot Flying J is pleased to offer its employees the International Fitness Club Network program, a wellness and fitness benefit that offers something for people in all stages of physical activity. IFCN is made up of over 9,500 health clubs, and Pilot Flying J employees and their family members receive the club’s lowest membership rates.