Studies on hand exercises reducing bp.

Q: Can you please comment on the studies about squeezing a hard ball (or stress ball) to reduce systolic bp?  Thank you!

A: There have been some studies to suggest that isometric hand exercises can help control blood pressure.   However the studies were small so it is not clear how effective this technique will be for the general population.    You can read an abstract of a summary of the studies that have been done on the subject at

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