#25 Why does exercise help to lower blood pressure?

This is a follow on from last week’s question which asked why high blood pressure was so dangerous. Here we look at what happens when you exercise to help lower your blood pressure, and how you can defy the effects of age! Continue reading “#25 Why does exercise help to lower blood pressure?”

Massage therapy: what to expect at your first appointment

Massage therapy is a very much under-utilised form of treatment for a wide range of health issues. Many people who have not tried it are afraid of what to expect and this might stop them from coming in and giving it a go. So we have decided to put all your fears at rest by showing you everything that happens in your first appointment.  Continue reading “Massage therapy: what to expect at your first appointment”

#24 Why is high blood pressure so dangerous?

Here’s this week’s why: high blood pressure. It’s the single biggest and most common reason we have to stop a health and fitness check and refer to a doctor. It’s something Dr Tom mentioned too in his recent Invercargill seminar. Continue reading “#24 Why is high blood pressure so dangerous?”

#21 Why do we strengthen muscles and not tendons?

 This weeks question is a more technical question, a great one too. We regularly talk about strengthening muscles, but what happens to the tendons?  Continue reading “#21 Why do we strengthen muscles and not tendons?”