Grip Strength

Grip strength is a widely recognized marker of overall muscle strength and is often used as a predictive measure for evaluating physical health and functional abilities in older adults. It involves measuring the maximum force exerted by an individual’s hand muscles when squeezing a dynamometer. Studies have linked stronger grip strength to better health outcomes, including lower risks of cardiovascular disease, reduced mortality rates, and greater longevity. As an easily administered and cost-effective test, grip strength serves as a valuable tool in both clinical settings and research to assess muscular decline related to aging.


How to Measure

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