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Free physical fitness tests available until February

Children as young as three, and adults up to the age of 69 who are keen to know more about their physical condition should not miss the free physical fitness tests being run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) at designated leisure venues until mid-February.

Participants will fill in a questionnaire and go through different tests to measure their physique, physiological functions and physical fitness.

The tests include the measurement of body height, seated height, body weight, skin fold thickness, resting heart rate, as well as movements like stepping test, sit-and-reach test, hand grip test, standing long jump and static balance stand.

After finishing the tests, participants will receive a card recording the results, a souvenir and a complimentary Healthy Exercise for All VCD.

Qualified staff of the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, Chinna will be available to answer enquiries and recommend suitable exercises.

The Physical Fitness Test for the Community, steered by the Community Sports Committee and organised by the LCSD, is an initiative under the Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau Sports Exchange and Co-operation Agreement.

Launched in November last year, it is aimed at enabling participants to understand their own level of fitness, setting up a data bank on the physical condition of the population, and identifying the correlation between their physical exercise patterns and physical condition.

People may take the tests at any of the venues in the schedule below:

Kowloon City
To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
January 7, 2006
10am – 5pm

Sai Kung
Po Hong Park 7-a-side soccer pitch and handball court
January 8, 2006
10am – 5pm

Wan Chai
Wan Chai Park 7-a-side mini-soccer pitch
January 14, 2006
2pm – 7pm

Lung Sum Avenue Sports Centre
January 15, 2006
10am - 5pm

Kwun Tong
Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre
January 21, 2006
2pm - 7pm

Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
January 22, 2006
10am - 5pm

Sha Tin
Yuen Wo Playground hard-surface soccer pitches
February 4, 2006
2pm - 7pm

Wong Tai Sin
Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground
February 5, 2006
10am - 5pm

Aberdeen Sports Ground soccer pitches
February 12, 2006
10am - 5pm

Leaflets with the questionnaire and schedule of the Physical Fitness Test for the Community are distributed at the District Leisure Services Offices of the LCSD and the District Offices of the Home Affairs Department. The questionnaire and details are also available on LCSD's website .

Participants may choose to fill in the questionnaires before arriving at the test venues.

For enquiries, please call 2601 7653.

Ends/Friday, January 6, 2006
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