The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government launched the 'Healthy Living into the 21st Century' Campaign in 1998 to promote healthy lifestyle. 'Healthy Living Survey' is one of the main components of the campaign. The survey was commissioned by the Department of Health and carried out by the Department of Community Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. The scope of the survey covered physical, psychological and environmental health.
From the survey, we know that Hong Kong people have low physical activity level which will have a negative impact on health.
The Department of Health and the Leisure
and Cultural Services Department jointly organized the 'Healthy Exercise
for All Campaign'. The highlight of the Campaign is the 'ACTIVE LIVING
CHARTER'. It was set up with a view to pooling efforts in the society
for a better understanding of the benefits of exercise and promoting
'Healthy Daily Exercise for All'.
In April 2000, the Department
of Health has sent letters to medical institutions, professional
groups, tertiary education institutes, corporate and voluntary agencies
to invite them to becoming 'Active Living Charter' Signatories. Invitations
were also made to all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools
through the Education Department.
Up to now, there are 246 'Active Living Charter' Signatories. The 'Active Living Charter' Signing Ceremony was held in 22 October 2000 at the Tai Po Waterfront Park.
|Mission of the
Mission of the Signatories
Use interesting, lively and innovative ways to disseminate the message of exercising more daily.
The message should reach staff and members, their families and friends, clients and different sectors of the society.
Set a good example for other organizations to follow so as to help Hong Kong to become a healthier and better city.
|Feature of the
'Active Living Charter' Activities
Feature of the 'Active Living Charter' Activities
Some of the signatories have already organized various activities by using the content of the 'Active Living Charter' Booklet e.g. exhibition, distribution of leaflets, video show, information corner, etc..
The activities have been designed to meet the needs of the members or clients of the organizations e.g. physical tests, meritorious award scheme, large scale campaign, competition, training classes for physical activities, etc..