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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Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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