Following a successful event last year, the Reward & Planning Team have arranged another Bone Density Testing Day.
Tests will be conducted by Tracey Hunt MSc, BSc (Hons) & Isobel Pugh MSc, BA (Hons) on Tuesday 22nd November between 09:00 and 15:00 and is offered at a reduced rate of £27 (normal prices range from £40 to £50 depending on the company). Payment can be made on the day by cash or cheque only.
Tracy and Isobel hold Master’s degrees in Exercise and Nutrition Science and between them have 20 years combined experience of working in the health & fitness industry. They have set out some background information about the nature of the test and osteoporosis below.
Osteoporosis literally means ‘Porous Bones’. It occurs when the rate of bone renewal does not match the rate of breakdown, eventually resulting in weak, brittle bones. Sufferers generally do not realise they have the condition until they break a bone, by which time it is too late for them to have the most effective treatment.
In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 fractures a bone, mainly because of osteoporosis; however, their condition is generally as a result of a lifetime’s failure to take preventative action. In fact, the progression to osteoporosis can begin in the early 20’s – it is known as, “a paediatric disease with geriatric consequences.”
More women die each year from fractures caused by osteoporosis than die from breast cancer. This is a frightening and unnecessary statistic for a condition that is both preventable and treatable.
We will assess your bone density and fracture risk using a machine called a heel ultrasound scanner. The test is safe, quick, has no side effects and most importantly, it is painless! You put your foot in a machine that grips your heel, and ultrasound waves pass through it. Each heel stays in the machine for about two minutes. After the scan is completed, your results will be printed off and explained to you. There will also be time for you to ask questions, if you have any!
Along with your results and explanation, you will receive an information pack with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle advice to enable you to safeguard yourself against the condition, greatly enhancing your chances of having strong and healthy bones for life.
If you would like to book an appointment please contact Stuart Jensen on 0161 247 6221. The appointment will take approximately 15 minutes – longer depending on any questions – and results and advice are given immediately.
If you are thinking about having the test, but have questions you would like to ask before you decide, please feel free to call Tracey or Isobel on 07951 152172 or visit www.bonematters.co.uk.
Those taking the test will be provided with further information on the day and will be asked to sign confirming that they have read this and are happy to proceed with the test.
Please note – If you are based at Didsbury or Crewe campus and are unable to attend the day at All Saints please let the Reward & Planning Team know. If there is enough interest we can look to arrange days at the other campuses.
Stuart Jensen, Reward and Planning, HR
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Speaker: Dr Jane Tonge, MMUBS
Title: Cultural consumers – exploring audience loyalty in amateur theatre
Amateur theatre is big business in Britain with an audience of 7.3 million and reported box office takings of £34 million (NODA 2002; Elkin 2006). Yet while audiences have been the focus of marketing and management research in professional arts organisations, little is known about the nature of amateur theatre audiences, and the motivations of cultural consumers to attend and support the amateur arts. Using a case study approach on four amateur theatres in Greater Manchester, this research identifies the social role that amateur theatres play within local communities. It explores whether audiences demonstrate monogamous or polygamous loyalty to these popular cultural organisations, and highlights the key role of membership.
Time: 1pm, Wednesday, November 16th
Place: Room 522, Aytoun Building
Professor David Bennison,
Research Coordinator (Marketing & Retail),
Department of Marketing, Operations and Digital Business,
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School,
Tel: +44 (0)161-247-3858
Fax: +44 (0)161-247-6305
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