January 2023 How to Get a Grip on Better Health For decades, handgrip strength (HGS), measured on a dynamometer, not a handshake, has been used as a proxy for overall strength. It is considered a “strong predictor of general health status, overall morbidities, all-cause mortality, and exceptional[longevity.]” Since we lose muscle mass and strength asRead More
Balanced Training: For Young and for Old
A recent article in the American Council of Exercise (ACE) on-line newsletter provides a nice synopsis of the value and merits, and techniques, of balance training as a component of overall fitness. I want to address this very current and super-crucial elements of training as I do it here at STEPS Fitness. And sometimes youRead More
REAL News July 2017
July 2017 Old Feet and ACL Repairs Affect Balance Similarly What do the feet of older folks and those of athletes with torn anterior cruciate (ACL) have in common? The answer may solve health and sports science matters more than you’d imagine. Much of sports science deals with the musculoskeletal system but new infoRead More
Bigger Brains from Bigger Brawn?
Another article showing exercise reduces your risk of dementia comes out. And it seems even if you start later in life, your brain can still grow more neurons, get bigger, and be more resistant to dementia. That’s one reason for lifting weights in a way that challenges more than just your muscles; try challenging balanceRead More