April 3, 2009 | By Nadia
Dr. Scott Levine & Barb Gormley on Urban Poling
Learn how to turn a regular walk into a full-body low-impact workout with Urban Poling. Watch the full segment.
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