People With a Strong Handshake Are More Intelligent
People with a strong handshake are more intelligent and have better memories.
Researchers say muscular strength, measured by hand grip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.
The University of Manchester analysis of 475,397 people from across the UK found stronger people of all ages performed better in every test of brain function. That included reaction speed, problem solving and memory.
The results may be useful for bosses recruiting staff, with the greeting handshake a tell-tale sign of braininess.
Weak grip has been linked to a higher risk of heart-disease death and falls and fractures in OAPs.