The benefits of better flexibility in your fingers and hands

SPRINGFIELD, Mo KY3's Paul Adler visits with Teresa Ollis on the benefits of improving the flexibility or your hands in this Fit Life Segment.

Harvard Health tells us this is very important for everyday function. The medical school publication says, "If your normal range of motion is impaired — if you can't bend your thumb without pain, for example — you may have trouble doing ordinary things like opening a jar."

Harvard Health says exercises like the ones described by Teresa in our video, should be done slowly to avoid injury. If you feel numbness or pain, contact your doctor.