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					HEARTBEAT
CHAIRMAN’s GREETING
I would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone in CREW together with our friends at the Cardiac Rehab Team at the Calderdale Royal Hospital and all at UPBEAT , a Happy and Healthy New Year. Can I also thank everyone who gave of their time, gave raffle prizes, items for the Summer Fayre or made donations to CREW funds in 2008. Your generosity never ceases to amaze me, Thank You All. I have been Chairman for the past 8 years and feel now that it is time for me to stand down and let someone else take the reins. The Committee have worked hard with the various projects and CREW has been recognised both locally and nationally as a forward thinking and practical Cardiac Rehab Support Group. Nominations for the position of Chairman are invited and are to be submitted before the next AGM on 9 th April, when the new Chairman will be elected. Bernard McDonald, Chairman

Issue 3 ~ February / March 2009
C.R.E.W. Heart Support Group, Calderdale c/o Northbridge Leisure Centre, Northbridge, Halifax, HX3 6TE Web Site: www.crewheartsupport.co.uk

Everyone enjoyed the lunch, thanks to all those who attended. Bernard was on fine form as usual. Then on 18th December CREW Calderdale held their annual Christmas Lunch at the Halifax Golf Club, Ogden. The meal was of the usual high standard. The winners of the 2 Christmas Hampers pictured below were; Sandra Dixon and Brenda Murgatroyd.

Keith Roberts won the Name the Doll competition with Compo, thanks to Alice Crabtree once again for knitting a wonderful doll and Sylvia for making up the hampers.

CHRISTMAS 2008
CREW had plenty of Christmas spirit in 2008 with over 160 people attending lunches and dinners across Calderdale. Here are just a few of the highlights.

Halifax had a Christmas Lunch at the Northbridge Leisure Centre on 27th November. George Brough won the giant Teddy Bear in the raffle.

On the same day Brighouse had a Christmas Dinner in the evening at the Old Ship Inn for those who work during the week. 21 people had their fill of turkey.

1 BRIGHOUSE ~ HALIFAX ~ TODMORDEN

EDITORIAL
Well folks ,hope you enjoyed a super Christmas and a thoroughly happy new start to the year. So now its time to shed those extra pounds we put on over the festive season. Hopefully after all the eats, and extra drinks, we enjoyed. It‟s the „Slimming and Dieting Season,‟ where traditionally we will be bombarded with all the “new” diets and slimming programmes, which the manufactures hope will make them much fatter, whilst trying to persuade us to get much slimmer, if we eat these wonder products and buy the DVDs that go with them. As a past colleague of mine once wrote, its all “Flap Doodle and Snake Oil.” So that‟s the reason we reprint one of the more sensible pieces of advice from the Food Standards Agency. This advice is all about the concept of healthy eating with no frills and no get quick methods to get slimmer, or to learn the skills of Healthy Eating. The process is gradual as are the results ,if you are needing weight management. The advice given is not specific for Heart patients or Diabetics, but it is a good start. And coupled with extra activity and exercise, it works. Not tomorrow or the next day, just give it 3 to 6 months and you will notice a big difference. One of the sayings that maybe we all are familiar with is “We are what we eat!” which is unlike Gillian Mc Keith‟s message. “We are what we ate?” although she may have a point, but it‟s far too indelicate to go there. Anyway let‟s start the weight management and Healthy eating regimes with a few well honed anecdotes: For example; It appears that when we reach certain ages our weight becomes more of a problem, mainly because we have had time to become firm friends? And most people don‟t have problem‟s losing weight. Because they can find it again, quickly? Did you know that the Roman numeral for 40 is XL? Advice To Men: If she says. “My problem is I have fat genes!” Do not reply, “And considerably wider with it!” If she points out that sizes seem to be getting smaller as she used to be able to get into a size 12, don‟t mention that the 1 seems to have been smudged from a 2! Gentlemen please note the sensitive and diplomatic approach to these questions and comments will ensure our A&E dept. at the local Hospital is not overcrowded this Year. So keep Fit and Healthy & „Happy New Year‟, to you and your families. PS: Here‟s one for the ladies. If your partner says his BMI (Body Mass Index) is still only 27. Don‟t point out that if he was 6‟2” that would be excellent, but at 5‟ 6” it could pose a problem. (if you want to be picky and want the answer it would be a BMI of 34 or a fat guy result)

YOUR GOOD HEALTH
IS IT YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION TO LOOSE WEIGHT?
For many of us, losing a few pounds would be a good first step to help improve our health and well-being. (Being overweight makes us more likely to develop some health problems, including conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.) But diets that severely limit the amount of food, or types of food, you can eat are hard to stick to. Often, people feel deprived and meals get really boring, which takes the enjoyment out of eating. And these kinds of diet can leave you short of nutrients that are important to be healthy. So don't be tempted by the promise of superfast results. The way to reach a healthy weight – and stay there – is to adapt your lifestyle gradually to reduce the amount you eat, improve your overall diet and be more active. Crash diets aren't good for your health and they don't work in the longer term. Here are a few practical tips: Base your meals on starchy foods, such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes, and choose wholegrain varieties whenever you can. Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but it's things like butter that people spread on bread, the creamy sauces they pour on pasta and the full-fat cheese they add to a baked potato that make them fattening. So starchy foods are a healthy choice, but try to serve them with low-fat spread, sauces made from tomatoes or vegetables, and low-fat cream cheese.  Cut down on foods high in saturated fat such as pies, sausages, butter, cheese, dishes with creamy sauces, cakes, biscuits and doughnuts.  Eat lots more fruit and vegetables. These are generally low in fat, help to fill you up, and make very healthy snacks if you get hungry between meals

 Choose lower fat milk such as skimmed or semi-skimmed milk and lowfat yoghurts, rather than full-fat versions.  Choose lean cuts of meat and don't eat the fat. Avoid eating the skin on chicken, because although the meat is low in fat, the skin contains much more. Food Standards Agency

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HEART MATTERS

In the same pan add onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes and 1-2 tablespoons of the chicken broth. Sauté vegetables until softened. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a casserole dish. Add remaining chicken broth and white wine. Cover with tight-fitting lid and move to preheated oven at 180°C. Cook for 45 minutes.

CREW CLASSES
HALIFAX North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax Wednesday: 11:00 to 12:30 Friday: 09:30 to 11:00 BRIGHOUSE Calderdale Adult Learning Centre Church Lane, Brighouse Monday Evening Advanced 17:30 to 18:15 Beginners / Lite 18:30 to 19:15 Advanced: 19:30 to 20:30 Weight Loss: 17:30 to 18:15 Thursday Morning Beginners: 09:30 to 10:25 Advanced: 11:30 to 12:30 Weight Loss: 10:30 to 11:20 TODMORDEN Sports Centre, Todmorden Thursday Afternoon Advanced: 15:00 to 16:00 Weight Loss: 14:00 to 15:00
NOTE: Easter weekend is from 10th to 13th April.

For all our members who get the BHF’s bi-monthly magazine: “Heart Health” you may already have signed up for your “FREE” Heart Matters package. If you have not signed up for “Heart Health” BHF’s magazine, no problem we regularly distribute it at our Classes at Halifax, Brighouse and Todmorden.

THIS MONTHS RECIPE
HEALTHY CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Here's a nice, warming chicken and vegetable casserole that's a meal in itself. Serve with some extra vegetables if you like. Serves 4. Per Serving: Calories 343, Calories from Fat 52, Total Fat 5.8g (sat 1g), Cholesterol 82mg, Sodium 177mg, Carbohydrates 34.5g, Fibre 5.2g, Protein 38.3g Prep Time: 15 minutes, Cook Time: 1 hour. Ingredients:  4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts  1/4 cup plain flour  Freshly ground black pepper  1 tbsp oregano/mixed Italian herbs  1 tbsp olive oil  1 medium onion, finely chopped  1 stick celery, sliced  8 ounces baby carrots  8 ounces mushrooms, sliced  1 large potato, cut into 1-inch chunks  1 1/2 cups fat-free, low salt chicken broth  1/2 cup white wine Preparation: Preheat oven to 180°C or gas mark 4. Coat chicken breasts in a mix of flour, black pepper and Italian herbs. Heat oil on medium high in a frying pan or the casserole dish. Brown both sides of chicken breasts, then remove and set aside.

BALLROOM CLASSES
We are considering holding a regular Tea Dance at Brighouse Adult Education Centre. Probably on Wednesday afternoons. There would be a 20 minute lesson from a professional teacher, 20 minutes dancing to a disco and then refreshments. The cost would be around £3 to £4 per session. We need to know how many people would be interested? Please send an e-mail or drop a line to CREW c/o 51 Upper Hall View, Northowram, Halifax, HX37ET or e-mail crewheartsupportgroup@googlemail.com

CLASSIFIED ADVERTS
CREW members costs: 20 words for 2 x 2nd class stamps, Non-CREW members: £1.00 per 20 words

Calderdale Family History Society
We hold meetings at the Northbridge Leisure Centre on the fourth Thursday in the month (Not August) from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Website www.cfhsweb.co.uk Contact Anne Whitaker, 13 Far View, Illingworth, Halifax HX2 9EW

3 BRIGHOUSE ~ HALIFAX ~ TODMORDEN

WHAT’S ON AT CREW?
27 February, Friday 7:00pm we are holding a Race Night with pork pie & peas supper at the Willow Valley Golf Club. There will be 6 races and sponsors are sought for jockeys at £1, owners £3 and races at £5. Winning jockeys receive a bottle of wine and owners receive a bottle of bubbly. Then there is a Grand Finale, the horses will be auctioned and the winning owner will win half of the auction monies. 60% of all bets will be paid out. Tickets are £4 CREW members, family and friends very welcome. All proceeds to CREW funds. Contact Roger on 01422 204928 or see the noticeboard at classes for more details. 9 April, Thursday, 7:00pm is the Annual General Meeting for CREW at the Northbridge Leisure Centre. There will be dancing to a Disco and a supper to follow. Contact John on 07749 750874 or see the noticeboard at classes for more details. 24 April, Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm several of us are going to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground. Last year we “car shared” to keep down costs. The show itself costs £14 but if we book in advance £12. If there is a large demand we will book a coach at extra cost. 16 May, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00pm is the CREW Summer Fayre at Brighouse Adult Education Centre. There will be Nearly New, Cake, Plant Stalls with games for adults and children plus refreshments and barbecue. Entry will be by tickets at 50p each with free entry to the Grand Raffle with over 25 prizes. Tickets will be sent with the next Newsletter. We will need nearly new household items, books, DVD‟s, CD‟s, bottles, cakes, raffle prizes plus volunteers for the stalls. Please no electrical items or clothing. Contact Roger on 01422 204928 or see the noticeboard at classes for more details.

CREW WALKS
Halifax - Tuesday
DATE TUES 3 FEB TUES 17 FEB TUES 3 MAR TUES 17 MAR TUES 31 MAR TUES 14 APR TIME 10.00 WALK BRIGHOUSE / ASHDAY GOIT STOCK GREENWAY SPEN VALLEY TRAIL TBA CALDERDALE WOODLAND SHIPLEY GLEN MILE S 4 GRADE 1 MEET AT FREE CAR PARK, OWLER INGS ROAD MALT SHOVEL, HARDEN WOODLANDS HOTEL, Oakenshaw TBA STUBBINS WHARF FISHERMAN, BINGLEY

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Brighouse - Tuesday
DATE MEET TUES 27 JAN TUES 10 FEB TUES 24 FEB TUES 10 MAR TUES 24 MAR 10:00 WALK COLEY MILES GRADE 4.5 2 MEET AT COLEY Church off A644 HALIFAX OLD ROAD, ½ mile below rear of outdoor centre BIRKHOUSE ROAD off A649 behind Firth Carpets A58 adjacent to Stump Cross Inn OFF A6025 access road to WATER SKI OGDEN WATER CAR PARK

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BEACON HILL

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SHIBDEN VALLEY

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Brighouse - Saturday Health Walks
DATE SAT 24 JAN SAT 7 FEB SAT 21 FEB SAT 7 MAR SAT 21 MAR SAT 4 APR MEET 10.45 WALK ELLAND BRIDGE TOWARDS BRIGHOUSE SHIBDEN PARK, HALIFAX OGDEN WATER BUS / WALK CLIFTON HEBDEN BRIDGE CANAL WAINHOUSE TOWER MILES 2 MAX GRADE 1 MEET AT BARGE & BARRELL MAIN CAR PARK NEXT TO CAFE MAIN CAR PARK 10.20 BRIGHOUSE BUS STATION CANALSIDE CAR PARK MAIN ENTRANCE

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LEEDS TO CARLISLE
Thanks to a great offer from Northern Rail CREW members, family and friends are gong on a trip on 20th January. The round trip from Leeds to Carlisle and back to Leeds costs £8 with a Metro Pass instead of the usual £26.20. The trip over the famous Settle section of line has spectacular views. A great day out whatever the weather. If you are interested in the same trip from Leeds to Carlisle or Morecambe, the “Winter Offer” is available to Metro Card holders until 14 February.

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A HAPPY & HEALTHY 2009 TO A HAPPY & HEALTHY 2009 TO YOU AND YOUR FAMIILY FROM YOU AND YOUR FAM LY FROM CREW CREW


				
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