Simple Ways to Measure the State of Your Health

“In 2018, a study of half a million middle-aged people found that lung cancer, heart disease, and all-cause mortality were well predicted by the strength of a person’s grip.”

Want to know if you’re on pace to live a longer life than most? Turns out measuring the basics like body weight and blood pressure aren’t the only way to solve that riddle.

James Hamblin breaks down a bunch of simple ways to measure the state of your health including how fast you walk, how strong your grip is, and your ability to do push-ups.