#30 Why should my health be my top priority?

This Was originally going to be a rant, because I am a little tired of people making lots of excuses for not prioritising their health and happiness: too busy, too much work, bla bla bla. Then I got some shock news about a friend / colleague I used to work with which changed my whole approach to this week’s why.

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#29: Does Nicotine suppress your appetite?

The question actually is not necessarily why, the question indeed is does it? We got this question as a result of our why? a few weeks ago, which asked does stopping smoking slow your metabolism down. So, now the question is, does nicotine suppress your appetite? Here is what we found out.  Continue reading “#29: Does Nicotine suppress your appetite?”

#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?”

#20 Why does exercise make you happier?

Why does exercise make you happier? Some might say it is because you get to punch people without going to jail, or because you get top eat more of that junk food than if you were not exercising, however here is a slightly more scientific reason to support the theory! Continue reading “#20 Why does exercise make you happier?”

#19 Why does the thyroid affect my weight?

A fabulous question asked to me by a client recently: how does the thyroid affect your weight, how would you know if you had a problem and is there anything that can be done to help it perform better? Continue reading “#19 Why does the thyroid affect my weight?”