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The Longfield Suite is a much loved and used community asset and is used seven days and nights a week. Providing a wide range of activities and entertainment for all members of the local community. The Longfield Suite has been keeping the local population fit and active since 1971.

Your help needed - if you want to help the SOS campaign please contact:

Kevin Hodges: 07963 488446

OR:

support@saveoursuite.com

Physical activity is vital in the fight against fragile bones and osteoporosis and can
help prevent fractures which are
costly for the NHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To appreciate health benefits the Longfield Suite has to offer please watch this video.

To appreciate health benefits the Longfield Suite has to offer Please Read This.


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Whats On At

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The Longfield Suite

Monday morning:

Jo Jingles - classes

Afternoon Tea dance

Monday evening:

Rosemary Conley Diet & fitness

French jive

 

 

 


Tuesday Morning:

Class Act youth theatre

Keep fit over 50's

Plus Yoga

Afternoon tea dance

Tuesday evening:

Weight watchers

Belly dancing


Wednesday Morning:

Class Act theatre

Afternoon tea dance

Weight watchers

Yoga

Evening dance



Thursday morning:

Class Act theatre

Line dancing

Ballroom Dancing Lessons with Neil Gibbons

Afternoon Social Dance

Yoga

Competitors practice night


Friday

Jo Jingles - classes

Evening dances


Saturday:

Class Act theatre

Every Saturday night: dance or special event


Sunday

Church assembly

Special events (blood donors, weddings etc.)

Danceclub 2000 Dance spectacular


Plus

Strictly Come Dancing events starring the Strictly dancers from the BBC's hit TV show (attracting international audiences).

Rock & roll nights with live bands

Northern Soul nights

Speed dating

Northern Link nights

Shows

40s Big Band nights

Brass band concerts

Theme nights

International Irish dance festivals and dancing competitions (attracting international audiences).

Tribute Nights, Dinner dances with competition dancers, weddings, private/corporate functions, local school activities, award ceremonies and Council meetings (including the Mayor of Bury's annual ball - Elizabethan Suite too small).

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The Longfield Suite Is Good For Your Health

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Physical activity can delay the progression of osteoporosis by slowing the rate at which bone mineral density is reduced from the late 20’s onwards.
Vuori IM., (2001) Dose-response of physical activity and low back pain, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc 33: S551-S586.

The cost of inactivity in England is costing the NHS £8.2 Billion per year.
Department of Health. (2004). At least 5 a week: evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health.

The cost of inactivity due to obesity in England is costing the NHS £2.5 Billion per year.
Department of Health. (2004). At least 5 a week: evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health.

Balance and strength exercises as we age can help to reduce the risk of falling and the number of falls experienced. Falls can lead to broken bones and disability.
Chang JT, Morton SC, Rubenstein LZ, Mojica WA, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Roth EA and Shekelle PG., (2004) Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. BMJ 328: 680.

Active women have a 55 % reduction in risk of hip fracture compared to sedentary women who walk for less than 1 hour per week.
Feskanich D, Willett W and Colditz G., (2002) Walking and leisure-time activity and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. JAMA 288: 2300-2306.

More than 1 in 3 adults (1 in 2 over 50 year olds) are currently inactive, that is, they participate in less than 30 minutes of activity per week.
Department of Health. (2004). At least 5 a week: evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health.

The health benefits of exercise have been demonstrated in both sexes up to the age of 90 years.
Malbut KE, Dinan S and Young A., (2002) Aerobic training in the 'oldest old': the effect of 24 weeks of training. Age Ageing 31: 255-260.

Exercise can improve mood, reduce anxiety and enhance self-perception.
Fox KR., (2000) Self-esteem, self-perceptions and exercise. International Journal of Sport Psychology 31: 228-240.

Lack of exercise is a risk factor for osteoporosis and fragile bones which can INCUR MASSIVE COSTS TO THE NHS:

The combined cost of hospital and social care for patients with a hip fracture amounts to more than £1.73 billion per year in the UK.
Torgerson D, Iglesias C and Reid DM. The Effective Management of Osteoporosis. In: The economics of fracture prevention, edited by Barlow DH, Francis RM and Miles A. 2001, p. 111-121.

The cost of treating all osteoporotic fractures in post-menopausal women has been predicted to increase to more than £2.1 billion by 2020.
Burge RT., (2001) The cost of osteoporotic fractures in the UK. Projections for 2000-2020. Journal of Medical Economics 4: 51-62.

In 2001, the combined NHS and social care costs for a single hip fracture in the UK were estimated to be £20,000.
Torgerson D, Iglesias C and Reid DM. The Effective Management of Osteoporosis. In: The economics of fracture prevention, edited by Barlow DH, Francis RM and Miles A. 2001, p. 111-121.

Recent evidence suggests that each hip fracture costs the NHS alone £12,137 over £7,000 more than the figure used in earlier estimates.
Lawrence TM, White CT, Wenn R and Moran CG., (2005) The current hospital costs of treating hip fractures. Injury 36: 88-91.

Fractures can result in more than 13 extra consultations with the GP in the year following the injury.
Dolan P and Torgerson DJ., (1998) The cost of treating osteoporotic fractures in the United Kingdom female population. Osteoporos Int 8: 611-617.

Hip fracture patients occupy more than 1 in 5 orthopaedic beds.
Lindsay R., (1995) The burden of osteoporosis: cost. Am J Med 98: 9S-11S.

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Published by Bupa's health information team, July 2009:

Physical activity can halve your risk of developing many major illnesses, and substantially reduce the risk of premature death.

Evidence shows that regular exercise can:

Halve your risk of getting type 2 diabetes

Help to control diabetes and prevent long-term complications if you already have the condition

Halve your risk of developing coronary heart disease

Increase levels of HDL ('good' cholesterol)

Reduce high blood pressure

Promote bone density to protect against osteoporosis

Have beneficial effects if you have arthritis and lower back pain

Reduce your overall risk of cancer, prevent bowel cancer and reduce the risk of breast cancer in women after the menopause

Help to maintain a healthy weight in combination with a balanced diet

Reduce the risk of death or poor health if you're already overweight or obese

Reduce your risk of depression and dementia in later life

Treat depression

Help you to feel better about yourself and reduce stress

Improve your sleep

Help to promote healthy growth and development in children, as well as maintaining their energy balance, psychological wellbeing and social interaction

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