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 mental health related issues
Mental Well Being & Stress Relief
Mental health is a major public health issues and affects countless individuals. Lack of physical activity is a known modifiable risk factor with greater amounts of sedentary time associated with poor mental health (1). Physical activity affects mental health positively by releasing feel good chemicals, reducing stress and anxiety, improves sleep, boosts self esteem, enhances cognitive function, promotes social interaction and creates routine and structure (2).
1. Chekroud SR, Gueorguieva R, Zheutlin AB, et al. 2018. Association between physical exercise and mental health in 1.2 million individuals in the USA between 2011 and 2015: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Psychiatry 5:739–46
2. Louis Bherer, Kirk I. Erickson, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, "A Review of the Effects of Physical Activity and Exercise on Cognitive and Brain Functions in Older Adults", Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2013, Article ID 657508, 8 pages, 2013