Do You Have Trouble Opening Jars??? UH - Oh

Do you ever struggle to open pickle jars? Well, according to a study, that COULD be a sign that you're dying.  (???)  (KIDDING! Sort of.)



New research out of Austria has found that "weak handgrip strength" may signal more serious health issues . . . like heart problems, lung issues, and even a lower life expectancy.



It's complicated, but basically handgrip strength can be a quick and inexpensive way to assess overall muscle strength. And muscle strength has proven to be a fairly accurate indicator of mortality.



The study basically created different ranges of strength that can be measured . . . and then compared it to others of the same age, sex, and body height.



Interestingly enough, it doesn't work both ways. The concern is having weaker-than-average strength. A STRONGER-than-average handgrip doesn't necessarily mean you'll live an EXTRA LONG life. 



(Study Finds / IIASA)

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