ACTIVATOR Course – Section 2

Research

A brief overview of published studies on Nordic walking is given in this section.

Questions:

  1. What are the researched benefits of walking poles for those with Parkinson’s?
  2. What are the researched benefits of walking poles for older adults?
  3. What are the benefits of using poles vs the limitations of canes & walkers?

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Resources

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Links to published research studies on Nordic walking can be accessed under www.urbanpoling.com under “Health+Research”

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