Jockey Club Mus-Fit Action effectively helps middle-aged and older people adopt healthy lifestyles
01 Nov 2021
The Jockey Club Mus-Fit Action project has helped middle-aged and older people adopt healthy lifestyles since its inauguration in 2019. Survey results show that over 99% of the project’s exercise class participants agree or strongly agree that they are having more fun, and are more willing to exercise.
With the support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the project was launched by the Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness (CPRW) at HKBU in collaboration with the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It concluded with a closing ceremony which was held on 30 October.
“After completing the exercise classes, participants decreased mean body-mass index (BMI) value by 0.12 units, and they decreased mean percentage fat of the trunk by 0.37%. The moderate improvements seen show that the exercise classes are effective at reducing weight and body fat in a gradual and healthy manner,” said Professor Chow, Director of CPRW.
Since its inauguration in 2019, the Jockey Club Mus-Fit Action project has involved approximately one hundred non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in community activities, and it has offered more than 260 exercise classes to around 2,500 people aged 50 or above.
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