Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month

Knowledge bits - To the Moon

Our HKU Walking Challenge has started and to help motivate you to take more steps we have some fun knowledge bits for you.  In this series of videos, we are going to take a closer look at walking and what benefits it will bring us, as we encourage everyone to adopt healthy habits for an active lifestyle.

How to Increase your Daily Step Count

Getting enough steps a day isn’t easy if you have a sedentary job or need to sit through classes all day. Still, there are some minor changes in your lifestyle that you can adapt to gain more activity throughout the day. This video shows you how to increase your daily step count and become more active throughout the day.

Health Benefits of Walking

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Getting healthier isn't as difficult as one may think. Any increase in activity will benefit your health and need not be strenuous to be beneficial. Walking is one of the best and easiest forms of physical activity to achieve that. This video introduces the health benefits of walking and how it can improve your health.

How Many Steps are Enough

Walking 10,000 steps each day is commonly accepted as the minimum needed to have an healthy lifestyle. But what does the science say about the number of steps needed on a daily base and how does your health goal affect this number? Take a closer look at what is behind the 10,000 steps. and see how many steps per day are enough.

Caloric Expenditure of Walking

The caloric expenditure of walking is around 300-450kcal  for 30 minutes, but varies between individuals based on a host of factors such as height, weight, age, gender and physical activity levels. Watch this videos to see how we can further increase our caloric expenditure during walking.