Handgrip Strength ~ Mark Sisson
You know your grandpa with the vice grip for a handshake? Or that old lady who simply would not give up her hold on those plush towels last Black Friday at the Walmart despite you yanking her around like a rag doll? They’ll probably live a long time.
In middle-aged and elderly people, grip strength consistently predicts mortality risk from all causes. It’s better than blood pressure. In older disabled women, grip strength predicts all – cause mortality, even when controlling for disease status, inflammatory load, depression, nutritional status, and inactivity.