Hand and finger exercising tool for improving fine motor skills - FACEXER.
Fine motor skills require the use of skeletal, muscular and neurological functions. Unlike large (gross) motor skills, which involve walking, rolling over or running, fine motor skills are small and more precise movements. Fine motor control of the hands is essential for performing precise, coordinated movements, such as drawing, zipping, picking up coins or writing.
Fine motor skills develop more slowly than large motor skills and can take a lot of practice to develop during early childhood. Fine motor skills are very important because they have a lasting effect on one’s intellectual capacity.
During aging, we are gradually losing large motor skills, and – even faster – fine motor skills. Losing strength, endurance, and alertness in our hands, wrists, and fingers affects our ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Different types of neurocognitive disorder (dementia) are more likely to affect fine motor skills, interfering with one's ability to write, button or unbutton clothes, tying shoe laces or use utensils. “Older age is related to worse fine motor skills ... Persons with a tremor performed worse on almost all measures of the spiral-drawing test. Furthermore, larger cerebral volume is related to better fine motor skills”. “Older Age Relates to Worsening of Fine Motor Skills: A Population-Based Study of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons”
( Yoo Young Hoogendam et. Al, 2014)
Adults who have issues with fine motor skills have a hard time maintaining strong muscles in their hands and wrists. Method of exercising with FACEXER offers ideas for activities that can help them build the muscles needed for fine motor skills. Also Method of exercising with FACEXER utilizes many basic movements you have already practiced.
Exercises with FACEXER add a new complexity to the exercises for hands, wrists and fingers providing self-massage, tactile stimulation and resistance during workouts.
FACEXER is a great addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation program. FACEXER is a resistance workouts tool for your arms, hands and fingers. FACEXER is a hands and finger fitness tool. We use our hands and fingers for everything but rarely think about exercising them. FACEXER can be used as a hands and fingers exercising tool for improving fine motor skills, self-massage or a simple stress reliever.