Fight Diabetes Course for Professionals – Section 5

How to Use the Poles

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Resources

For an explanation of how to use a StepsCount Pedometer click here

For a poster detailing the correct Urban Poling technique click here

Going downhill

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

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