Health x profit: who does win with a worksite health promotion program?

Caroline de Oliveira Martins, Glaycon Michels


Even though many managers only invest in workers’ health to increase their profits, countless employees have been improving their quality of life due to Workplace Health Promotion Programs (WHPP). This purpose of this article is to demonstrate the benefits to workers at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina achieved in the year 2000 with a WHPP. By means of a questionnaire, data were collected on compliance with workplace exercise breaks, wellbeing, changes to lifestyle and dissemination of knowledge that suggest that the quality of life of these workers improved in terms of less pain, better relationships, more physical activity and more stretching exercises and that what they learnt was lasting longer.


Trabalhador; Programa de promoção da saúde; Ginástica laboral; Worker; Worksite health promotion program; Stretch break


The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.