Laborers need to be physically fit to perform their jobs. Yet achieving and maintaining a healthy diet and fitness program can be difficult for many Laborers and their families.
Overweight and obesity are increasingly serious problems throughout the U.S. and Canada. These conditions contribute to many chronic diseases among LIUNA members, inflate costs for LIUNA’s health & welfare funds and make it more difficult for workers to be productive on the job.
The LHSFNA has many publications that address the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to being overweight or obese and how to modify those behaviors. The Fund’s Nutrition & Fitness for Laborers program can help members become physically active, assess their weight and develop a healthy eating plan. Our downloadable Nutrition & Fitness for Laborers worksheets further supplement the information provided in our Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle pamphlet.