Medical Fitness - Fitness for Medical Health
Many physical inactivity related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, obesity and high cholesterol can be prevented and/or treated by being more physically active. Depending on your health and fitness situation choose from a range of testing services and programmes that will suit your individual situation.
Each of our MedFit programmes consist is available for all people to join (HKU Staff and Students will have a discounted price).
Next round of classes will start in the week of the 29th of January 2024.
Registration of the classes will start on the 12th of January 2024 at 10am.
Those at risk of diabetes/ prediabetes
Diabetes and Prediabetes Prevention
Diabetes and prediabetes has become a widespread epidemic and it is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal and one of the major reasons is lack of physical activity (PA). PA improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, along with positively impacting lipids, blood pressure, cardiovascular events, mortality, and quality of life(1).
After completing the gold-standard DXA bone density and HbA1c blood test, you will then engage in an 10-week training intervention with CSE Exercise Specialists. Training will be conducted using various monitoring system to ensure effective workouts which target in improving bone density, muscle mass and fat mass and cardio fitness level.
1. Colberg, S. R., Sigal, R. J., Fernhall, B., Regensteiner, J. G., Blissmer, B. J., Rubin, R. R., ... & Braun, B. (2010). Exercise and type 2 diabetes: the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association: joint position statement executive summary. Diabetes care, 33(12), 2692-2696.