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Irish Heart Foundation

Subject Keywords: Health Promotion, Work programme, Physical activity, Exercise
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Chronic Conditions
Type: Project
Region: Republic of Ireland

active@work was established in 2008. It

Aims to :

  • Increase physical activity levels·        
  • Encourage incidental/accumulated activity·        
  • Increase health benefits of being more active·     
  • Reach those who are inactive  


active@ work, a physical activity programme aims to promote regular physical activity among employees. The programme motivates workplace co-ordinators to support and facilitate employees in becoming more active.


active@ work is also suitable, relevant and practical for community groups and the public at large. active@ work includes:

  • A co-ordinator guide (sets out the practical approach to implementing a workplace physical activity programme).
  • Support factsheet, questionnaires, programme plan and contact list
  • Step Challenge
  • Walking Challenge
  • Slí na Sláinte programme
  • Posters promoting activity in the work setting and launch of programme
  • Certificates of Achievements for those who complete the different challenges
  • Desk Work Out- CD ROM and  Web based physical activity programme, which consists of aerobic, stretching and strengthening exercises  


The active@ work Challenges can be done in company and/or individual time.  The Challenges are run over 4-5 weeks and each Participant is encouraged to record minutes of activity or steps taken to stay motivated. active@work can be adapted for the community setting and groups with disabilities.



Rights: © Irish Heart Foundation
Suggested citation:

Irish Heart Foundation. (2011) active@work [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th July 2019].


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