Former Olympian Steve Backley joins forces with Bromley hospitals to campaign for borough's health

Steve Backley launching BMI Active for Life with BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital’s executive director Ruth Hoadley (middle) and BMI The Sloane Hospital's executive director Janet Bradford.

Steve Backley launching BMI Active for Life with BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital’s executive director Ruth Hoadley (middle) and BMI The Sloane Hospital's executive director Janet Bradford.

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BROMLEY resident and former Olympian Steve Backley has joined forces with two local hospitals to raise awareness around the borough's bone and joint health.

The former javelin world record holder, BMI Chelsfield Park and BMI The Sloane in Beckenham have launched an Active for Life campaign.

The campaign is aimed at helping people keep flexible and active in later life.

To achieve this, a growing number of people each year are having knee, hip and other joint replacements.

Steve underwent a hip replacement back in 2005, and knows the pain that patients can go through before surgery.

He said: "My need for a hip replacement left me in pain and reduced my mobility.

"But, my hip replacement has completely transformed my life, giving me back both my freedom and mobility.

"I'm supporting BMI Active for Life to highlight the importance of bone and joint health to hopefully help more people lead an active life to reduce their risk of needing joint replacement surgery as they age."

For more information on the BMI Active for Life campaign click here or call 0808 101 0373.

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