Winchester Sports and Leisure Park visitors underwent grip strength tests by Winchester University students last week.

More than 50 people took part, using a hand grip dynamometer to gauge their strength.

The scores were matched against age controls, and the below-par participants - about a quarter of them - received advice on exercises to bolster their grip.

Every participant learned the significance of grip strength in relation to general health.

Grip strength can be an important indicator of overall health, balance and mortality. 

Liam Newton, clinic manager, said: "Our grip strength event was a huge success with more than 50 people engaging with the event. It was also a fantastic opportunity to increase the brand awareness of our clinic.  

"The success of the event was due to the hard work put in by our marketing placement student Paulina Dziekonska, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, as well as the clinical input of our current physiotherapy students who were on hand to answer questions from the public."

Winchester University's marketing and physiotherapy students organised the event, also promoting the Winchester Health Clinic and  the university's community-facing physiotherapy clinic.

Undergraduate students partner with the clinic's HCPC-accredited manager during placements, part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree studies.

For more information about the clinic visit Winchester Health Clinic.