CTV News – Vancouver
July 8, 2008 | By Nadia
Women find Nordic walking a good fitness aid
“It’s fun. It’s easy to learn. It’s low impact, and it reaches all age groups.” Occupational therapist Mandy Shintani talks about Nordic Walking with CTV News Vancouver. Read more.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education