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Get a Grip!

A tip to make your handshake strong

(HealthDayNews) -- You know how a strong grip makes a good impression when you're shaking hands.

One way to achieve that is to squeeze a foam rubber ball a few thousand times. But if you're in more of a hurry, you should note this advice from the Journal of Hand Therapy.

Occupational therapists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio studied 64 men and 64 women to see what effect elbow position has on grip strength. They measured grips with arms held at different angles, in both the dominant and non-dominant hands.

Their findings? Your grip is always stronger with your arm fully extended.

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