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Lynn Perkes is a retired faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho who taught courses in Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Applied Kinesiology and Assessment, Therapeutic Exercise, and other Physical Therapist Assistant classes. He writes part-time for ProhealthcareProducts.com, that sells healthcare, medical, therapy, fitness, and personal protective equipment and supplies.

Latest Posts By Lynn Perkes

2 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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3 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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1 year ago

What Is the DNA Jazz Band and Why You Should Know About It

In this month’s issue (February 2023) of Woman’s World magazine there is an article entitled, “Red Light Therapy Cured my Knee Pain.” The article immediately caught my attention as it also stated that the knee pain the person…

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1 year ago

4 Important Reasons Why You Should Stretch in Your Later Years

I believe we all know the importance of getting regular cardiorespiratory exercise and resistance (weight) training throughout our lifespan. That doing so will help reduce our risk for cardiovascular disease, hormonal based cancers…

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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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