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June 1, 2013 | By Nadia

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The Fitness Benefits of Nordic Walking
As a child, Shannon Smith spent years immersed in the competitive world of figure skating. But by the time she reached high school, she suffered from chronic lower back pain and had injured her hip from repetitive falls. Read more about how Urban Poling allowed her to remain active and healthy.

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Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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