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Fast Fitness - NoCost Hand Strength and Rehab Equipment

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Here is Fast Friday Fitness -hand exercise without rehabilitation equipment.

One of the exercises against repetitive strain syndrome is to exercise the muscles that open the hands. There are expensive commercial devices you can buy for this. One consists of a special glove with weights and pulleys to resist your ability to open your hand. Or you can:

  1. Hold the fingers of one hand closed with your other hand
  2. Open the hand against the resistance of the hand holding it closed
  3. Do as many as comfortable. Repeat with the other hand. Vary intensity and number.

If you want to go high-tech, put a rubber band around the fingers instead of using your other hand. Push each finger in a variety of ways.

photo by Jolie

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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