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TRUCK-FIT Project 2019.20

  • 12 Jun 2019
  • 31 Aug 2019
  • Various

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IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF YOUR DRIVER WORKFORCE

What is Truck-Fit?  a program that  aims to assess the impact high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has on the heart health, sleep quality and fatigue levels of men who are truck drivers.  truck fit logo

What is HIIT? 

HIIT involves one or more short bursts of high intensity exercise (e.g. four minutes, three times/week), and may be ideally suited to time pressured, inactive drivers who want to improve their health and fitness, sleep quality and energy levels.

Why get involved?

Truck driving is one of the most important, yet unhealthiest occupations in Australia. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure are particularly common in male drivers, and these health issues can in turn lead to lack of sleep, and high levels of fatigue.


http://www.healthyworkers.gov.au/internet/hwi/publishing.nsf/Content/industry-transport

Why HITT?

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is now recognised in cardiac rehabilitation exercise guidelines as an appropriate and efficient modality for improving cardio-respiratory fitness, a strong predictor of mortality.

What's in it for me - benefits for Employers?

  • Improved work performance and productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism and sick leave
  • Decreased incidence of attending work when sick (presenteeism)
  • Decreased frequency and cost of workers’ compensation
  • Improved staff morale, satisfaction and motivation
  • Improved corporate image and attraction/retention of employees
  • Increased return on training and development investment
  • Improved employee engagement and employee relationships

Benefits for employees:

  • Increase in health awareness and knowledge
  • Increase in physical health and mental wellbeing
  • Improved morale, job satisfaction and motivation
  • Improved opportunities for a healthier lifestyle
  • Greater capacity to enjoy life both in and outside the workplace


EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST NOW - No obligation to Commit
A time to meet with the team from UQ will be arranged to find out more about the program.

For more information, contact Lisa Fraser @ QTA on 0405 152 952.

Why test T

Truck-Fit is a study funded by the Australian Heart Foundation, and led by health experts from The University of Queensland.

                                               



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