Hula your way to fitness

Weighted hula hoops have come out as one of the biggest international fitness trends this year. Other trends gaining plenty of enthusiasts include ZUU, stroller fitness, reverse running and trapeze classes. They were revealed in a new study by UK-based PureGym, which analysed worldwide Google search data for over 100 different fitness trends to calculate […]

Longer lives tied to physical activity

New research shows why people live longer, and it’s likely because they are more physically active. Researchers from Harvard University in the USA used evolutionary and biomedical evidence showing that people, who evolved to live many decades after they stopped reproducing, also evolved to be relatively active in their later years. The researchers say that […]

Hit the trail

North Canterbury is home to a growing number of cycle trails, suitable for all ages. Here are some to try next time you’re in the area. Amberley to Leithfield 8.3km, 1 hour Stage 1 of the Amberley Area Cycle Trails (AACT) is open so you can now cycle, walk or run safely between Amberley and […]

Can Clinical Pilates help you? Freedom Health Physio & Pilates

Have you noticed the recent boom in Pilates Studios opening in Christchurch? Have you been interested in giving it a go but not sure if it is right for you? Metropol talks to Cath Julius, Clinical Director of Freedom Health Physio & Pilates, about Clinical Pilates and how it can help you. What is Clinical […]

Sounding it out: Veins NZ

Aneurysms happen all too often when dilated blood vessels rupture. They can prove fatal, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Consultant specialist vascular surgeon Peter Laws and the team at Christchurch Vascular Group (CVG) offer a dedicated vascular ultrasound service, that may save your life. What is an aneurysm? In Peter’s words, “Simply […]

Looking at eye fatigue: Anstice Optometrists

Tired? Wearing your glasses may help. That’s the advice from Dharshie Hughes of Anstice Optometrists Christchurch, for adults and youngsters too. Dharshie, optometrist and company director, says not wearing prescription glasses all day when advised to will make the eyes work harder. “You could be missing out on feeling fresher, more head focused, and in […]