Allan R. Handysides and Peter N. Landless

Peter N. Landless, a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department. Allan R. Handysides, a board-certified gynecologist, is a former director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department.

Handgrip Strength

I am 63 years old and walk 10,000 steps every day. I’m in good health (I think!), but was recently surprised to learn that my handgrip strength is lower than it should be for my age. How can that be? I’m so faithful in my walking exercise program! Should I believe the findings from this health fair?

Thank you for this timely and important question. We have often responded to questions on exercise and its importance to balanced, healthful living. It cannot be overemphasized that regular—in fact, daily—exercise is probably the single most important factor that positively influences …

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