Posted in General by Penny WadePenny Wade on 22 November 2019

Did you know:

  • Once you hit 40, your connective tissue comprising skin, tendons, ligaments become less elastic and more prone to tearing e.g. Sprained ankles and shoulder tendon damage come to mind.
  •  A 2013 study by the University of Ontario showed that hip and shoulder joints move about 6 degrees less in any direction every decade from your mid 50s. 
  • Less flexibility affects our posture and then breathing. Think of getting round shouldered over a computer or if you are naturally tall, this compresses the lungs making it harder to breath. 
  • Declining flexibility can cause more aches and pains in our joints. 
  • Also, lack of flexiibility in the back and hamstrings may indicate how stiff your artery walls are, leading to high blood pressure. 


back to results

Join the discussion



Latest articles

Meat and the Australian diet and cancer
22 Nov 2019

So what can you do to improve flexibility?
22 Nov 2019

How to be flexible after 40
22 Nov 2019

more from the blog  

Latest Newsletter

Spring edition 2019

This edition is about: Lowering of blood cholesterol levels using diet, herbs and statins. And how supplements can help the muscle pain experienced by some people who are taking statins. The benefits of a side lying massage- which I do use in my treatments Gift vouchers for Fathers' Day on 1 September

more newsletters