GPHW2023: Active Breaks during the Workday


Mar 9, 2023

Theme: 5 Themes

Date and Time: 03 – 07 April 2023 | 11:00 – 15:30 (CEST)

Event Description: The Municipality of Lisbon (CML) has around 10,000 workers. Being a large and stable population, part of the biggest city in Portugal, it is good setting for the development of health promotion activities for capacity building of the population aiming at empowering our communities with health literacy.

The Department of Health, Hygiene and Safety (DSHS) has an extensive team of health and occupational safety technicians and occupational physicians, nurses, nutritionists, cardiopneumologists, and occupational psychologists. This department collaborates closely with Lisbon Universities to further develop research on the wellbeing of their employees and subsequently of the population of the municipality.

To celebrate the Global Public Health Week, the DSHS and NOVA Medical School will together enhance and promote one of their regular activities: the practice of physical activity, mobility and stretches during working hours. This initiative, named active pauses during the day is part of a bigger project “100% Health and Wellbeing”, which is aligned with the view of the Municipality Great Plan Options 2022-2026, following the Sustainable Development Goals. This Public Health Campaign, aligned with your initiative from WFPHA will help the workers population to understand how important it is to care for their own health, aiming to recall the population’s attention for their overall health and wellbeing. Chi Kung classes are offered at diverse locations, 17 times per week, at several locations of the institution. Its practice is proven to minimize posture bad habits, to prevent fatigue, to prevent low back pain, to improve wellbeing and joyful emotions.

Event Type: Public Health Campaign

Event Format: In-person and Virtual

Language(s): Portuguese

Organiser(s): The Department of Health, Hygiene and Safety (DSHS) and NOVA Medical School

How to Attend In-person: Lisbon Municipality, Paços do Concelho (headquarters)

How to Attend Virtually: Livestream

Registration: On-site registration is available on the day of the event.