Nordic Walking - For ALL Ages And ALL Fitness Levels
Posted Jun 23 2009 7:33am
Nordic Walking is helping to make walking more effective and in many cases doable for those with balance and stability issues.
Nordic Walking Poles can help to burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking! The poles also radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.
Nordic Walking’s winning combination of improved posture, a unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action and shock absorbing benefits - helping many individuals to walk comfortably again. Nordic Walking Poles are helping individuals with balance issues, knee issues or new knees, hip issues or new hips, back issues (including those with rods in their back), weight issues, multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's (PD), neuropathy, arthritis, bursitis, scoliosis, lumbar stenosis, fibromyalgia, post polio, osteoporosis, stroke recovery, cancer recovery and other limitations to walking. Nordic Walking poles are helping thousands of Americans get off the couch, successfully get outside, start walking safely and effectively launch much needed walking campaigns.
At the American Nordic Walking System and SKIWALKING.COM are committed to provide safe and effective information, instruction and quality Nordic Walking Poles. One-piece poles are proven to be safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles. Seniors and anyone with a balance issue should avoid cheap twist-locking poles. Skiers use one-piece poles and one-piece Nordic Walking Poles when sized correctly are ideal.
We have tested one-piece poles in the Grand Canyon, in the city, on the beach and up in the mountains. As a ski coach I knew right away that one-piece poles would be superior and out extensive testing and the feedback we have received from thousands of individuals participating in our Nordic Walking Classes and Clinics are consistent. Cheap twist-lock poles are destined for the landfill.
Athletes find that Nordic Walking is a great cross trainer - gental on the shins, knees, hips and back.
Physical Therapists are finding the same results - radical reduction in the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. Plus, there is a huge improvement in balance and stability when using the correct length Nordic Walking Poles.