Study: People with a strong handshake are more intelligent

PEOPLE with a strong handshake are more intelligent and have better memories, a study suggests.

Researchers say muscular strength, measured by hand grip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.

People with a strong handshake are more intelligent and have better memories, a study suggests.

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 prove useful for bosses recruiting staff, with the greeting handshake a tell-tale sign of braininess.