Hand Strength and Aging
News From Other Dimensions
That’s right. Hypertensive people in a small study slashed their systolic blood pressure by 15 points after doing handgrip exercises for just 8 weeks.
Behind the Strength
Researchers don’t yet understand exactly how hand exercises help blood pressure. More research is needed before they could be considered a legitimate part of blood-pressure-lowering therapies.
we do know for sure that superior hand strength is great for your RealAge for other reasons. https://www.sharecare.com/static/realage-sharecare
One of the most important? People with strong hands tend to be more able-bodied later in life.
3 Handy Exercises
Get a grip! Here are three simple hand exercises to choose from.
1. Squeeze a tennis ball. Try two or three sets of 10 squeezes per hand every other day.
- After reading them, roll each page of your newspaper into the smallest ball possible. (Then recycle, of course!)
- For more advanced fitness fiends, try doing a few fingertip push-ups.