Research shows that urban poling burns 20 to 46 percent more calories than standard walking.
2 - Pain Relief
The poles let you offload weight from your hips and knees and into your upper body.
3 - Balance
A constant two point of contact (one foot and one pole) decrease your chances of falling.
4 - Core Strengthening
Your abdominal muscles tighten each time you push off with your poles. (For example, urban poling 1,000 steps is the equivalent of 1,000 abdominal crunches.)
5 - Full-Body Workout
Unlike standard walking, which uses just the lower body muscles, urban poling engages 90 percent of your muscles.
6 - Walking Success
Research shows that walkers who usepoles walk further, faster and more frequently.
7 - Posture
Your arms and back muscles strengthen with each arm swing and pole plant. Your upper back muscles (the ones that pull your shoulder blades together) tighten each time you plant apole and press on the handle.
8 - Cardio Fitness
Urban poling is an energizing activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages and athletic abilities. Simply move faster or slower to modify the intensity.