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Give grip strength a hand

Your ability to grab, hold, twist , and squeeze is essential for many everyday functions. Think how much you rely on a strong grip every day. It helps you open cans, grip a golf club, hold a steering wheel, brush your teeth, and pick up a grandchild. “The ability to stay active and independent often begins with our hands,” says Ma-ria Cole, a physical therapist with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Outpatient Center. “Weak…

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