Lynn Perkes is a full-time faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho teaching courses in Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Applied Kinesiology and Assessment, Therapeutic Exercise, and Health Appraisal and Prescription. He writes part-time for, is co-founder of, and grateful to be a husband, father, and grandpa to a wonderful family.

Latest Posts By Lynn Perkes

3 months ago

Why We Should Strengthen Our Gluteus Medius Muscle (+ Exercises)

Of course, it is important to strengthen all our major muscle groups to protect against sarcopenia, the progressive and gradual loss of muscle mass and strength as we age. Should we fall prey to significant sarcopenia, we will most likely experience…

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6 months ago

How to Maintain an Active Lifestyle if You Have Knee Arthritis?

The use of medications in the treatment of arthritis has been the treatment recommendation along with recommendation for increasing or maintaining activity. Unfortunately, many remain under the belief that exercise therapy…

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8 months ago

Want to Share Your Adventures with Others? This Is a Great Audience!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park. I have been quite fortunate to live close to the park most of my life and have enjoyed multiple yearly journeys to our country’s first national park over the last 5+ decades…

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9 months ago

Have You Heard of the Handgrip Dynamometer Strength Test? It Can Influence Your Future!

Throughout our lives we participate in various health/medical screenings to see if we have, or are at risk for developing, certain health conditions or diseases. We participate in screenings for our blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol values…

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9 months ago

What Can You Do at Every Meal to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease?

You may be thinking, “Well, this is an easy question. Simply reduce or eliminate the amount of saturated and hydrogenated fats, refined sugars, and total calories you consume at a meal,” and you would be right, and we should all work to achieve…

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10 months ago

From Many Small Things Are Big Things Brought to Pass

I have never met anyone who set out to accomplish something pretty significant and achieved it with a few mighty efforts. Rather, for most to accomplish something of significance takes time, planning, work ethic, and a systematic approach…

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11 months ago

Is It Inevitable That We Will Experience Pain Due to Growing Old?

Thinking back on my years as a youth, I remember seeing my grandparents and then later my older parents “moving slow” and “complaining of pain” and just associated that with aging – they are old and therefore that is why they move slow and have…

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