Have you ever written a letter of complaint to a company ?
I was growing frustrated trying to remove the lid of my favourite bottle of healthy grape juice.
It was difficult ! I decided that the fault must lie with the grape juice manufacturer ; they must be putting the lids on too tight now…
And so, I started mentally composing my letter of complaint.
However, as a researcher, my training tells me to consider all possibilities.
I thought that perhaps my hand grip strength was getting weaker, and when I tested this hypothesis using a small dynamometer I purchased, I found that my grip strength was now ‘below average’. ( grip strength tables are available online).
Luckily, also available online, are dozens of strategies and devices available, all designed to maintain and strengthen grip strength.
As we age, over-all body strength tends to decline, but, as we become aware of this, healthy exercise can help us maintain fitness.
As we grow older, the Lord seems to stay closer to us, as we seek continued fellowship with Him. When we are vulnerable, He proves to us that we can rely on his comfort, assistance and strength.
Fortunately, technology today is greatly helpful with the challenges that time can bring.
I started a training program to strengthen my hands and arms.
I am happy that my current grip strength is now ‘above average’
I have also ordered an electric jar opener on line.
‘For when I am weak, then I am strong’
(2 Corinthians 12:10)
Photo of dynamometer by Sally