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 obesity/ overweight
Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern in these years. Increasing body fat is associated with hypertension, heart disease, stroke, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and numerous cancers (1). A weight management programme can help you to establish the regular exercise habit and a healthier lifestyle.
This 10-week exercise intervention not only aims to increase your physical activity and fitness levels but also help control and even reduce your blood pressure. After completing the gold-standard DXA body composition scan, you will be guided into a 10-week training intervention by CSE Exercise Specialists. Training will be conducted using various monitoring system to ensure effective workouts to help improve bone density, muscle mass and fat mass and cardio fitness level.
1. Poirier, P., & Després, J. P. (2001). Exercise in weight management of obesity. Cardiology clinics, 19(3), 459-470.