Going the Extra Mile during the Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month
Updated: 4 days ago
Celebrating an active lifestyle on campus with a month of free exercise activities.
October is designated as Exercise is Medicine (EIM) on Campus Month with over 280 campuses worldwide celebrating and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle on campus. During October the Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) arranged a wide range of free exercise activities for the HKU community to join to become more physically active on campus.
With Hong Kong's most famous marathon approaching, the EIM on Campus offered many free activities related to running and cardio training, offering the HKU community different opportunities to prepare and advance themselves for running activities. These included activities such as strength & conditioning training, flexibility & mobility, core training, myofascial release, and HIIT training, all with a focus on running performance and injury prevention.
A marathon clinic was also organised for those that were preparing for the marathon. Others, who wanted to join in on the marathon fun but couldn’t commit to the 42.2 km distance, could join the Halloween Mini Marathon, where participants dressed in their best Halloween costumes, worked together and finished a total distance of five full marathons!
To enhance the fitness experience on the HKU Campus and Lung Fu Shan, CSE in conjunction with the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre (LFSEEC) also designed the Lung Fu Shan Fitness Trails, a set of different routes with checkpoints along each route for doing some basic bodyweight exercises and stretches.
The CSE would like to thank all participants for joining and viewing the online content and look forward to bringing the HKU campus community more physical activity opportunities in the future. Don’t forget to check out our video summary and photo album to look back on the month.