Regular physical activity helps to regulate blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity. The more muscles that are used during exercise, the greater will be the benefits. This makes Urban Poling one of the best forms of fitness, as it provides a full-body workout and has the potential to burn up to 46% more calories, while providing both cardiovascular and strength training. Research suggests that an activity such as Urban Poling has the potential to slow the progression of type 2 diabetes and even prevent its onset. Urban Poling may also be a great option for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it is a safe mode of exercise that may reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Additionally, aerobic exercise and circuit training has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes-related complications. A recent study on the effects of a Nordic walking program on obese adults with and without type 2 diabetes was conducted to determine the effectiveness of Nordic walking as exercise therapy.
The results show that Nordic walking is just as effective as a conventional gym-based program to improve body weight control, body composition parameters, muscular flexibility, and VO2 max levels in all participants.
These findings are significant in supporting the Nordic walking community. This shows that you can get just as many benefits from Nordic walking as you can from going to the gym! Nordic walking has the added benefits of joint off-loading and increased stability with 4 points of contact. So, if the gym is not for you grab some poles and turn your home, your neighborhood, your backyard, or anywhere into your gym!
Learn more about the benefits of Urban Poling for diabetes at our upcoming Virtual Live Native American Conference on January 27th at 12pm EST. Please visit https://urbanpoling.com/
Study: Pippi R, Di Blasio A, Aiello C, Fanelli C, Bullo V, Gobbo S, Cugusi L, Bergamin M. Effects of a Supervised Nordic Walking Program on Obese Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes: The C.U.R.I.A.Mo. Centre Experience. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2020; 5(3):62.