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European experts highlight the importance of the health promotion in workplaces

14 February 2017

FitWork Project Conference, IBV, 7th of February

With the launch of the Fitwork project “Goof practices to develop physical activity programs at work”, the first of the four conferences planned throughout the project was held on 7th February in the IBV’s auditorium.

More than 50 people attended to the appointment, including professionals in physical activity and sport, health and safety professionals, companies interested in the implementation of health promotion programs, insurance companies and the Valencian Institute for Safety and Health at Work (INVASSAT).

Throughout the day, the European network ENWHP highlighted the important role of promoting health at work, IBV showed the direct relationship between ergonomic risk factors and the development of musculoskeletal disorders, while the University of Coimbra (UC) showed the benefits of physical activity. During the conference, it was also emphasized the importance of the motivation and the persuasive technologies.


The conference finished with an overall presentation of the project, with the innovative aspects and the information that will contain the guide for the good practices, as a result of the project, and that will be published at the end of the project (June 2018).

 

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