Launched in April 2000, the "Healthy Exercise for All Campaign" is a territory-wide event jointly organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Department of Health (DH). With the slogan of "Daily exercise keeps us fit People of all ages can do it", the Campaign aims at raising the public's interest in doing exercise, promoting the benefits of regular exercise to health, and encouraging the public to build exercise into their daily life and develop a family culture of regular exercise.
To achieve aim of the “Healthy Exercise for All Campaign”, the LCSD and the DH have joined hands with the National Sport Associations, professional bodies and schools in organising various recreational and sports activities, including those fitness programmes for children, elderly and persons with disabilities, "Hiking Scheme", "QualiWalk", "Dance for Health" and "Rope Skipping for Fun" etc.throughout the 18 districts in the territory to facilitate neighbourhood participation. These programmes, with their emphasis on self-practice and regular workouts, are well received by the public and the participation rate is on the rise.
The LCSD has been committed to promoting the "Healthy Exercise for All Campaign". To encourage different sectors of the community to organise activities to promote a sporting culture and a healthy lifestyle, a free loan service for exhibition panels and free download of panel contents are available to schools, elderly centres, youth centres, rehabilitation centres, shopping centres, residential clubhouses, etc. Moreover, the Department has also produced some thematic webpages, posters, banners, promotional leaflets, pamphlets, videos etc. with a view to encouraging members of the public to exercise regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle. To browse or download the information, please visit the LCSD's webpage.
According to the findings of the “Physical Fitness Test for the Community”, most Hong Kong people, regardless of age, do not engage in a sufficient amount of physical activity to maintain good health. Physical activity can lower the risk of non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, certain types of cancer (e.g. colorectal cancer) and depression. A moderate amount of regular exercise can help improve health and wellbeing, regardless of one’s age, gender and physical condition. It is not necessary to do the most strenuous exercise as moderate intensity exercises that cause mild sweating and slightly speed up one's breathing and heart rate are enough to bring health benefits.
We can build exercise into our daily life, e.g. walking more, stair climbing, doing housework or doing exercise by getting up earlier in the morning or making use of lunchtime or the time before dinner. Children and youngsters are recommended to do at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily while adults are recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity throughout the week for better health. Doing exercise after work or school can help relieve stress and sleep better. Doing exercise with family or friends on holidays will not only foster interest in sports but also enhance communication with them. So get up on your feet and create a family culture of regular exercise!
For details about the "Healthy Exercise for All Campaign", please refer to the relevant pamphlets and leaflets or contact the following district leisure services offices:
|District offices||Telephone No.||District offices||Telephone No.|
|Southern District||2555 1268||Islands District||2852 3220|
|Central & Western District||2853 2566||Tuen Mun District||2451 0304|
|Wan Chai District||2879 5622||Yuen Long District||2478 4342|
|Eastern District||2564 2264||Tsuen Wan District||2212 9702|
|Sham Shui Po District||2386 0945||Kwai Tsing District||2424 7201|
|Yau Tsim Mong District||2302 1762||North District||2679 2819|
|Kowloon City District||2711 0541||Tai Po District||3183 9020|
|Wong Tai Sin District||2328 9262||Sha Tin District||2634 0111|
|Kwun Tong Distrcit||2343 6123||Sai Kung District||2791 3100|
For details about the “Healthy Exercise for All Campaign”, please call the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) 24-hour Customer Hotline at 2414 5555(This hotline is handled by “1823”)or visit the website of LCSD at www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/healthy.
For more information on health, please call the Health Education Infoline of the Department of Health at 2833 0111 or visit the Centre for Health Protection Website at www.chp.gov.hk
|Acknowledgements (in no particular order) :|
|Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association|
|The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China|
|China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union|
|Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China|
|Hong Kong Dance Federation|
|The Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association, China|
|Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association|
|Physiotherapy Department, Prince of Wales Hospital|
|Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science|