Yoga for Arthritis: The Hands & Wrists (Part 1) - A gentle sequence to help you regain or improve flexibility, mobility, and strength in the hands. Enjoy! ~ K

Yoga for Arthritis: The Hands & Wrists (Part 1) - A gentle sequence to help you regain or improve flexibility, mobility, and strength in the hands. Enjoy! ~ K

Slide show: Hand exercises for people with arthritis. Hand exercises can help improve joint flexibility and range of motion in people who have arthritis.

Slide show: Hand exercises for people with arthritis. Hand exercises can help improve joint flexibility and range of motion in people who have arthritis.

Thumb Touch  This exercise helps increase the range of motion in your thumbs, which helps with activities like picking up your toothbrush, fork and spoon, and pens when you write.  Hold your hand out in front of you, with your wrist straight.      Gently touch your thumb to each of your four fingertips, one at a time, making the shape of an "O."      Hold each stretch for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat at least four times on each hand.

Thumb Touch This exercise helps increase the range of motion in your thumbs, which helps with activities like picking up your toothbrush, fork and spoon, and pens when you write. Hold your hand out in front of you, with your wrist straight. Gently touch your thumb to each of your four fingertips, one at a time, making the shape of an "O." Hold each stretch for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat at least four times on each hand.

Get a grip. No, really. Research shows a relationship between weak midlife grip strength and a decline in function later in life. (from @Patti Stamp) if you aren't into weightlifting, here are some other ways yo improve your grip.

Get a grip. No, really. Research shows a relationship between weak midlife grip strength and a decline in function later in life. (from @Patti Stamp) if you aren't into weightlifting, here are some other ways yo improve your grip.

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