World Heart Day – September 29th
September 24, 2014 | By Nadia
World Heart Day, this September 29th, is an annual awareness event hosted by the World Heart Federation to help focus on your heart and the healthy lifestyle choices you make in helping to create “heart-healthy environments,” the theme selected for World Heart Day 2014.
To “help join the movement” and combat cardiovascular disease (CVD), Urban Poling would like to encourage all participants to increase their cardiovascular health with a little added physical activity. The trail-walking adventures of Urban Poling are known for increased cardio conditioning, burning on average 20-46% more calories than regular walking. The perfect way to implement a healthy and active routine is to begin low-intensity recreational exercise, and simply getting outside and creating an environment of activity.
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