Finger Movement Exercises for Seniors

Finger Movement exercises for seniors and older adults are a great addition to your daily stretching routine. In the morning its noticeable how our hands can often get stiff and somethings quite sore overnight after little activity.

Hand exercises everyday can loosen up the fingers and palm and can help you to get through your everyday tasks with much more ease.

Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief especially for those with arthritic fingers and hands, Increased strength and mobility in the fingers leads to better hand strength and hand grip. Various hand exercises are used in the classes to benefit mobility.

If you’re interested in practicing finger movement exercises and how it can help to improve your hands mobility, the following information may be of benefit to you.

Are Finger Movement Exercises Important?

Finger Movement exercises are important to help you to get through your day with ease. By adding hand exercises into your daily routine, you are increasing the strength and ability in your hand functions. Finger movement and hand training improves the ability to control your pinch force, hand steadiness, manual speed and your ability to bend your thumb and index finger.

There are a large number of hand exercises available which will keep your fingers and hands in top shape and will build strength. From finger bends, to touching your thumb stretches and bending your wrist stretches, there are plenty of stretching activities available for your hands.

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Benefits of Finger Movement Exercises?

Exercising your hands can also benefit those who suffer from painful or irritating arthritis to help bring them relief. As we age, the wearing-away of cartilage can irritate and inflame the synovial lining of the joints in our fingers and hands, which can be irritating and panful.

While arthritis can affect any of the joints in your body, the hands are one of the most commonly afflicted areas, and can lead to pain and stiffness. Medications are available to treat the pain, but a dose of good old-fashioned exercise can help you keep your hands as agile and flexible as possible.

An example of one of our hand exercises includes using one finger at a time, gently bend your fingers into a fist with your fingers and thumb tucked away. Hold this position and then slowly begin to open your hand, and straighten your fingers out with your palm facing away from you. Exercises such as this are great for your hand and wrist to ensure you are gaining mobility in these areas.

The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and you should speak to your doctor for medical advice prior to taking part in new fitness routines for pain relief.

Why Should You Attend Classes?

If you are looking for a way to stay motivated with your exercise routine, then the Fitness4Fun classes may be just what you need. Keep fit with your friends or on your own, whichever allows you to fully enjoy keeping fit and healthy.

We have classes for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced. There is something for everyone! If you’re unsure, you’re always welcome to get in touch with John to see if they’re the best option for you.

Check Out Our Online Classes

If you’re interested in any of this and you want to learn more about taking part in some yoga for pain relief classes, you should get in touch today. Here at Fitness4Fun, we’re passionate about helping seniors get active and enjoy the benefits that comes with doing so. And it’s so easy to get started.

At the moment because of the Covid-19 situation, we’re offering online classes for seniors, meaning you can easily take part from the comfort of your own home and you don’t need to worry about coming into contact with other people. In the future, when it’s safe to do so, we’ll return to offering in person yoga for pain relief classes too.