Manchester Lishi Arts

Health & Longevity in Manchester

To create opportunities for as many people as we can, in Manchester, to improve their physical, mental & emotional health. We want to provide weekly & bi-weekly classes, as well as workshops and drop-in sessions so that people can learn and sustain considerable improvements in their lifestyles.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1117714)

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Campaign target

£9,000

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  • I like the classes because they helps me to rela and de-stress after a demanding office day. I notice significant relief of my lower back pain, doing exercises where I can move my spine and keep it flexible. I learn exercises that I can practise at home, which I find important.

    — Bridgette is 55 years old. She has lower back pain. She has a demanding office job, which requires a lot of sitting.

  • After just three sessions of Lishi, my mobility in my knees has improved; the pain has reduced considerably and I can sit and stand much more easily. Also, for the first time in ten years, I am able to kneel when I go to the temple.

    — Amaan was a 57 year old man who came with his wife for only 4 weeks of classes.

  • I'm quite a manic person, so I like to learn to slow down and be calm. I like the forms; I like patterns, it helps me focus and concentrate. It relaxes your mind; it clears your midn of the stresses of the day. I sleep a lot better now.

    — Lisa works with young people with moderate to severe behavioural problems.

  • I like the classes because they helps me to rela and de-stress after a demanding office day. I notice significant relief of my lower back pain, doing exercises where I can move my spine and keep it flexible. I learn exercises that I can practise at home, which I find important.

    — Bridgette is 55 years old. She has lower back pain. She has a demanding office job, which requires a lot of sitting.

  • I'm quite a manic person, so I like to learn to slow down and be calm. I like the forms; I like patterns, it helps me focus and concentrate. It relaxes your mind; it clears your midn of the stresses of the day. I sleep a lot better now.

    — Lisa works with young people with moderate to severe behavioural problems.

  • After just three sessions of Lishi, my mobility in my knees has improved; the pain has reduced considerably and I can sit and stand much more easily. Also, for the first time in ten years, I am able to kneel when I go to the temple.

    — Amaan was a 57 year old man who came with his wife for only 4 weeks of classes.

Situation

According to the Adults & Older People's JSNA, life expectancy at birth in Manchester is lower than for the North West & England, with residents spending a greater proportion of their lives in ill health. Many factors are implicated in lower life expectancy including: diet & exercise, stress, smoking & alcohol consumption. Healthy life expectancy was 56 years for Males & 54 for Females in 2012-14, indicating that poor health is likely to begin well before retirement - well below the UK average

Solution

We want to encourage older adults to adopt healthy lifestyle habits that will support them in maintaining their health throughout their lives - even into retirement - before it is too late for them. This project aims to develop, promote & deliver classes, workshops and online content, partnering with other local strategies and joined up thinking.