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Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month

Free Daily Physical Activities

CSE with the collaborative support of the University Health Services, is promoting Exercise is Medicine Month, which is a worldwide initiative that calls upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. We believe that physical activity is integral to the health and wellbeing of HKU and we encourage more staff and students to obtain the healthy benefits of a regularly active lifestyle. Come celebrate the Exercise is Medicine on Campus month with us at the University of Hong Kong by joining our free exercise training activities on campus.

Registration for the activities starts one week in advance on each Monday at 9:00 am throughout the Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month. To sign up for the activities, please click on the links below for registration through the HKU Portal (Event Management System).

 

The activities are only open to our HKU Campus Community sports members (Staff, students, retirees, family members) and registration for the event is mandatory. In case of cancellations, wait-listed registrants will be contacted on a first-come-first-serve basis and only wait-listed registrants are accepted as walk-in participants if there is still space at the start of the event.

What to do during our Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month:

BONE HEALTH AND EXERCISE

Kenneth Liang - Exercise Specialist

Bone is a dynamic tissue that undergoes constant change during our lifetime and generally becomes stronger from childhood to young adulthood. We then start to lose bone around 30 years of age, with the rate of bone loss accelerating thereafter as we become more fragile in the later stages of life. Weight bearing exercises and high intensity resistance training is beneficial for fortifying bone for preventing premature fracture. Effective loading exercises for optimal bone health will be covered at the workshop.

2-Oct-19

19:15 - 20:00

Active, Rm. 3.36, 3/F Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

CORE AND ROTATIONAL STRENGTH IN SPORTS

Glen Joe - Exercise Specialist

Many sports involve rapid changes of direction and rotational movement, as well as hitting a weighted object (ball) at the end of a long moment arm (racket) which places increased stress on body segments. Thus, it is important to properly prepare for sport participation by improving the dynamic stability of the postural and core stability muscles. Training for core rotational strength will allow your body to move fluidly with greater ease, while increasing the power and explosiveness of the movements and decreasing the risk of injury.

3-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Main Library Seminar Room G/F

METCON TRAINING

Luther Chan - Exercise Specialist

With the use of bodyweight exercises and minimal equipment, Metcon training sessions, can be adapted for participants of all levels to join and most of all have fun. If you want maximise your caloric expenditure in the smallest amount of time then come and join our free Metcon training sessions.

4-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Med Faculty Lab Block Exhibition area G/F

SPORTS FOR ALL: DODGEBEE

Newly Emerged Sports Association

Dodgebee is an exciting, fast-paced interactive game which combines frisbee and dodgeball.Originating from the United States in the 70’s, this sport promotes healthy exercise, team sportsmanship, and safe play. Gender, height or weight of a person does not matter, making the sport easily accessible for anyone and allowing all to play on the same field against one another. As Dodgebee is played with a frisbee disc made of soft foam, the sport is also very safe, making it suitable for children to learn and play as well.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English - 活動語言 : 粵語輔以英語

5-Oct-19

10:00 - 12:00

Flora Ho Sport Centre - Sports Hall

ACTIVE CAMPUS YOGA

Erika Hilary Lee - Yoga Instructor

Challenge yourself with our campus Yoga sessions, which focus on poses that target major muscle groups With continuous movement and flowing postures, each yoga session targets the development of strength and flexibility, as well as restoring your energy through guided breathing and relaxation exercises.

8-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Main Library Seminar Room G/F

SPORTS FOR ALL: GRAPPLING

Yenkit Man - Exercise Specialist

Grappling is a huge part of mixed martial arts and is the umbrella term for combat sports which focus on takedowns and ground-fighting with the ultimate goal to subdue the opponent by submission holds, like leg locks, arms locks, chokes and everything in between. Examples of grappling are: Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. By working from the ground, Grappling forces you to learn new movement patterns which increases the body awareness and in turn improves mobility and strength.

9-Oct-19

18:30 - 20:00

Flora Ho Sport Centre - Multipurpose Room 3

CORE TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

Kenneth Liang - Exercise Specialist

Core training is always a hot topic in the health fitness industry. Carefully designed training programmes will not only reduce the chance of running related injuries, but improve performance as well. Sample programme will introduced at the workshop

11-Oct-19

19:15 - 20:00

Active, Rm. 3.36, 3/F Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

SPORTS FOR ALL: FLOORBALL

Newly Emerged Sports Association

Floorball is a fast and exciting game that promotes end-to-end plays with quick transitions and fluid game play. It is played with five field players and a goalkeeper on each side and has similarities with both field hockey and ice hockey. The lightweight equipment (a plastic stick and a plastic hollow ball with holes) allows players to develop better handling. The emphasis is on ball control and all points of contact are directed towards the ball and not to the stick or the player.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English - 活動語言 : 粵語輔以英語

12-Oct-19

10:00 - 12:00

Flora Ho Sport Centre - Sports Hall

FLEX & ROLL FOR RUNNERS

Annabelle Fong - Exercise Specialist

Running has a lot of healthy benefits, yet the repetitive motion of running can cause fascia to tighten and puts pressure on muscles, joints and nerves, increasing the risk of injury. Using the foam roller can deliver improvements in flexibility, muscle recovery, movement efficiency, inhibiting overactive muscles, and pain reduction with just minutes of application.

14-Oct-19

19:15 - 20:00

Active, Rm. 3.36, 3/F Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

CORE AND ROTATIONAL STRENGTH IN SPORTS

Glen Joe - Exercise Specialist

Many sports involve rapid changes of direction and rotational movement, as well as hitting a weighted object (ball) at the end of a long moment arm (racket) which places increased stress on body segments. Thus, it is important to properly prepare for sport participation by improving the dynamic stability of the postural and core stability muscles. Training for core rotational strength will allow your body to move fluidly with greater ease, while increasing the power and explosiveness of the movements and decreasing the risk of injury.

15-Oct-19

18:45 - 19:30

Flora Ho Sport Centre Combat Room

WELLNESS WALK

Kevin Tang - Exercise Specialist

For those more sedentary staff and students, brisk walk is one of the best and easiest forms of physical activity. Come take some time off for an active walk along our Campus Walking Trails and join us for some exercises along the way. You will go back to work or study with renewed energy and concentration.

16-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Med Faculty Lab Block Exhibition area G/F

METCON TRAINING

Luther Chan - Exercise Specialist

With the use of bodyweight exercises and minimal equipment, Metcon training sessions, can be adapted for participants of all levels to join and most of all have fun. If you want maximise your caloric expenditure in the smallest amount of time then come and join our free Metcon training sessions.

17-Oct-19

18:45 - 19:30

Flora Ho Sport Centre - Multipurpose Room 1

SPORTS FOR ALL: AQUATHLON

Xavier Chiu - Exercise Specialist

Aquathlon is a sport which consists of a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. For many people this sport can be considered as a first step, when considering participating in a triathlon. Besides the health benefits from swimming and running, Aquathlon also promotes better mental health and patience. The workshop consists of a basic training, skill training and a small fun race at end.

*Minimum swimming level requirement : Able to swim 300 meter at once without using any assist equipment*

*Participants are required to fill out the online health questionnaires after successfully apply for the event*

19-Oct-19

13:00 - 15:00

Stanley Ho Sports Centre - Swimming Pool

ACTIVE CAMPUS YOGA

Erika Hilary Lee - Yoga Instructor

Challenge yourself with our campus Yoga sessions, which focus on poses that target major muscle groups With continuous movement and flowing postures, each yoga session targets the development of strength and flexibility, as well as restoring your energy through guided breathing and relaxation exercises.

NOTE: Please bring your own yoga mat or big towel, as yoga mats won't be provided during this session.

21-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Med Faculty Lab Block Exhibition area G/F

FLEX & ROLL FOR RUNNERS

Annabelle Fong - Exercise Specialist

Running has a lot of healthy benefits, yet the repetitive motion of running can cause fascia to tighten and puts pressure on muscles, joints and nerves, increasing the risk of injury. Using the foam roller can deliver improvements in flexibility, muscle recovery, movement efficiency, inhibiting overactive muscles, and pain reduction with just minutes of application.

23-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Centennial Campus Centennial Garden 1/F

SPORTS FOR ALL: KICKBOXING

Yenkit Man - Exercise Specialist

Kickboxing, a stand-up combat sport based on kicking and punching, offers many benefits like becoming stronger, faster, healthier, and more confident. Not to mention that it also teaches self-defense as well. Kickboxing training tends to involve short bouts, two to three minutes long, of intense, repetitive movement—like hitting a punching bag and kicking and kneeing a pad, offering similar health benefits as high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

24-Oct-19

18:45 - 19:30

Flora Ho Sport Centre - Multipurpose Room 1

METCON TRAINING

Luther Chan - Exercise Specialist

With the use of bodyweight exercises and minimal equipment, Metcon training sessions, can be adapted for participants of all levels to join and most of all have fun. If you want maximise your caloric expenditure in the smallest amount of time then come and join our free Metcon training sessions.

25-Oct-19

19:15 - 20:00

Active, Rm. 3.36, 3/F Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

SPORTS FOR ALL: AIRSTORM

Newly Emerged Sports Association

Airstorm is an innovative indoor sports which combines shooting and physcial workout. An indoor "war game" arena will be set up in the sports hall which includes a series of exercise and shooting stations which can be used to develop participants' balance, strength and coordination.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English - 活動語言 : 粵語輔以英語

26-Oct-19

10:00 - 12:00

Flora Ho Sport Centre - Sports Hall

SPORTS FOR ALL: FOOTBALL

Brazilian Football Academy

Looking to improve your game? Looking to regain your fitness? Brazilian Football Academy is excited to offer HKU men and women’s, university staff and students a FREE adult Football training session taught by Ricardo Rambo, HK women's national team coach. This session is designed to develop your skill set, have fun and most of all help maintain fitness.

Ongoing HKU discounted football training session can also be enrolled into after the FREE sessions for those that are keen.

26-Oct-19

15:00 - 16:30

Stanley Ho Sports Centre

CORE AND ROTATIONAL STRENGTH IN SPORTS

Glen Joe - Exercise Specialist

Many sports involve rapid changes of direction and rotational movement, as well as hitting a weighted object (ball) at the end of a long moment arm (racket) which places increased stress on body segments. Thus, it is important to properly prepare for sport participation by improving the dynamic stability of the postural and core stability muscles. Training for core rotational strength will allow your body to move fluidly with greater ease, while increasing the power and explosiveness of the movements and decreasing the risk of injury.

28-Oct-19

19:15 - 20:00

Active, Rm. 3.36, 3/F Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus

ACTIVE CAMPUS YOGA

Erika Hilary Lee - Yoga Instructor

Challenge yourself with our campus Yoga sessions, which focus on poses that target major muscle groups With continuous movement and flowing postures, each yoga session targets the development of strength and flexibility, as well as restoring your energy through guided breathing and relaxation exercises.

29-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Centennial Campus Centennial Garden 1/F

WELLNESS WALK

Kevin Tang - Exercise Specialist

For those more sedentary staff and students, brisk walk is one of the best and easiest forms of physical activity. Come take some time off for an active walk along our Campus Walking Trails and join us for some exercises along the way. You will go back to work or study with renewed energy and concentration.

31-Oct-19

13:00 - 13:45

Centennial Campus Centennial Garden 1/F

SPORTS FOR ALL: DODGEBEE

Newly Emerged Sports Association

Dodgebee is an exciting, fast-paced interactive game which combines frisbee and dodgeball.Originating from the United States in the 70’s, this sport promotes healthy exercise, team sportsmanship, and safe play. Gender, height or weight of a person does not matter, making the sport easily accessible for anyone and allowing all to play on the same field against one another. As Dodgebee is played with a frisbee disc made of soft foam, the sport is also very safe, making it suitable for children to learn and play as well.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English - 活動語言 : 粵語輔以英語

2-Nov-19

10:15 - 12:00

Lindsay Ride Sports Center

SPORTS FOR ALL: FLOORBALL

Newly Emerged Sports Association

Floorball is a fast and exciting game that promotes end-to-end plays with quick transitions and fluid game play. It is played with five field players and a goalkeeper on each side and has similarities with both field hockey and ice hockey. The lightweight equipment (a plastic stick and a plastic hollow ball with holes) allows players to develop better handling. The emphasis is on ball control and all points of contact are directed towards the ball and not to the stick or the player.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English - 活動語言 : 粵語輔以英語

2-Nov-19

12:15 - 14:00

Lindsay Ride Sports Center