One Surprising Aspect of Fitness That’s Directly Connected With a Long Health Span

It’s time we stop ignoring this and take it seriously!

David Liira, Kin.


If you go to the doctor’s office and ask what it takes to extend your lifespan, you’re probably expecting to hear a lecture related to nutrition, sleep, or cardio. While these are all important areas in their own right, there’s one key aspect of your health that you’re likely neglecting. As shocking as it may sound, good grip strength is as correlated with a long health span as it gets.

Health and wellness expert Dr. Attia describes longevity as a product of life span (how long you live) and health span (how well you live). If you want to improve the latter and avoid chronic disease, it’s in your best interest to develop and maintain your musculoskeletal fitness.

As your resident kinesiologist, I’m going to help you achieve this with just a handful of simple exercises. In the next few minutes, we’ll take a deep dive into how to improve grip strength to open the door to a new level of exercise possibilities and overall fitness. Your best is yet to come!

Let’s jump right in.

How To Master Grip Strength for Extended Health

Before getting into the fun stuff, it’s time to go over a few disclaimers. For one, please be aware that this is targeted towards apparently healthy individuals. If you have any injuries or chronic conditions that may put you at risk during physical activity, please talk to a trusted health provider before following the advice below.

Secondly, please be aware that this is just one domain within fitness that will support a long health span. To achieve optimal health and longevity, focus on building all aspects of your wellness holistically. My hope, however, is that this small adjustment in your training will lead to magnificent results that can help you feel healthier in no time.

grip strength = overall upper body fitness = joint + muscle health = functionality = independence = long life span

A huge thing for me as a health provider is to help people understand the…



David Liira, Kin.

Kinesiologist. Writing on health and the human condition. Clap and I clap back.