Jockey Club Mus-Fit Action
Many middle-aged and elderly people suffer from degenerative joint and bone diseases. Thanks to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust’s generous support, HKBU’s Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness (CPRW) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) launched the “Jockey Club Mus-Fit Action” project in 2019. Under this three-year project, a series of simple home-based exercises have been designed for middle-aged and elderly people to help them train their muscles.
Recently, the team has launched the MusFit Action mobile app, which not only provides free online health assessment, but also contains exercise demonstration videos for users to follow and do self-workouts at home. Moreover, it can serve as a digital health adviser which enables users to obtain health and exercise information as well as sports and health knowledge.
The project team behind the development of the mobile app includes Professor Chow Bik Chu, Professor Cheung Siu Yin and Dr. Lobo Louie, Director and Associate Directors respectively of CPRW at HKBU; and Professor Patrick Yung Shu Hang, Professor and Chief of the Sports Medicine Team in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology at CUHK.
The mobile app is available for free download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. For more details of the Jockey Club Mus-Fit Action, please visit the project website.
“We hope that the benefits of the MusFit Action mobile app can go beyond our participants, and extend its influence to the community. With its simple interface, I believe it can effectively motivate the middle-aged and elderly to pay more attention to their health.“
Dr. Lobo Louie
Associate Director of CPRW, HKBU