Nordic Pole Walking
What is Nordic Pole Walking?
Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that involves the use of specially designed poles, and provides the highest benefits for health, wellness and fitness for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Anyone can become a Nordic Pole Walker and instantly experience the benefits of poling. Pole Walking has been proven and validated through many scientific and clinical research studies to be a catalyst in promotion of improving your health, physical activity and rehabilitation.
Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking adds the use of your upper body muscles, your arms, back, shoulders and neck. Pole Walking turns your walk into a whole-body activity.
- Incorporates 90% use of body muscles (only 40% while walking without poles)
- Increases cardiovascular training effect
- Increases 25-46% more calories than regular walking
- Reduces stress by up to 30% on hips and knees through the support of the poles
- Improves posture, balance and stability
- Perceived as less workout than the actual true physical exertion
- Upper body activity using the poles improves upper body mobility
- Upper body activity using the poles reduces upper back, neck and shoulder pains
- Contributes to weight loss
- Provides benefits for those with diabetes and cardio respiratory conditions
- Aids in falls prevention
- Improves mobility and functional gait pattern
- Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels!
Numerous clinical studies show the vast benefits of pole walking, especially among seniors.
The health benefits of pole walking are so convincing that hospitals and medical associations are actively encouraging its integration into health and wellness practice.
For a list of scientific research studies on Nordic Pole Walking and it's many overall health and physiological benefits, please visit Nordixx Canada's web site.
Who Can Benefit From Nordic Pole Walking
If you can walk, you can pole! However, those that may experience the most benefit are the following:
- Anyone who suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure or cardio respiratory conditions
- Active walkers who want to experience greater improvement in health
- Those recovering from hip and knee surgery
- Those suffering from arthritis and seeking low-impact exercise
- Those looking to reduce their fall risk and improve their overall mobility
- Post breast cancer rehab patients looking to improve upper body and overall endurance
- Those with, or at risk for osteoporosis to promote upright posture and weight bearing in upper extremities
To gain full benefit of participating in Nordic Pole Walking, it must be done correctly. I have taken the Nordic Pole Walking Instructor Course and I can help teach it to you effectively one-to-one.
Assistance with selecting a set of poles suitable for your needs and ordering of poles is provided.