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Grip and Forearm Strength: At Home Exercises for Residents, Part 66

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Happy Wellness Wednesday! Today, Episcopal Retirement Services Wellness Director Chloe Hough reviews a new exercise to strengthen your grip and forearms. One of the most important indicators of healthy aging is muscle strength. When you think about it, your hands are used almost constantly throughout the day. Simple things such as opening the fridge door, turning the tap on, and pouring yourself a drink all require grip strength. Grip strength also correlates with a reduced risk of several diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart attack, and stroke. Use these exercises to keep your grip strong—and stay independent longer.

Give it a try and see what you think!

Kristin Davenport
August 17, 2022
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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