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The Importance of An Active Lifestyle

Noncommunicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) have become very common in the modern society. They can increase the risk of dying.

Among various risk factors, the lack of physical activities is a modifiable behavioural factor, and by adopting a more active lifestyle, we can reverse the situation of physical inactivity.


30 Minutes of Physical Activity Per Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked physical inactivity as the fourth key risk factor that attributes to the global mortality rate, following hypertension, tobacco consumption and hyperglycemia as the three other factors that top the list. As such, the World Health Organization encourages everyone to engage in adequate physical activities. The Department of Health of Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection also encourages the public to engage in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activities per day, for at least 5 days a week, as a way to improve the general public’s health and to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The 30 minutes of physical activities can be performed once or divided into three 10-minute sessions.

Engaging in regular physical activities helps to improve our cardiopulmonary function and lower the risk of noncommunicable diseases, as well as reducing osteoporosis in women after menopause and improving psychological health.


The Importance of Fitness Coach and Sports Manager
While encouraging the general public to engage in higher levels of physical activities, the presence of a fitness coach is often needed for introducing them to a certain sport and assisting them to execute it. Therefore, a sports manager, a professional in sports management who also possesses the knowledge in fitness coaching is of great importance. A sports manager as such is capable of taking into account different aspects and eventually carrying out plans for sports projects in an efficient and strategic manner, as a way to facilitate the general public’s engagement in regular physical activities. Such sports managers should possess creativity, sensitivity to market demands and critical thinking abilities in order to make the best arrangements for the entire sports project.
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching (Year 1) (Full TIme)
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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching (Senior Year) (Full TIme)
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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching (Senior Year) (Part TIme)
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