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Here is some information on why you should try nordic pole walking.
Most people tend to focus on one activity or type of exercise and think they're doing enough. The goal, however, is to be creative and choose all four types of exercise - Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility - that gives you a complete "Full Body Workout". Nordic Pole Walking includes all four types in one simple walking exercise that can be worked into anyone's busy schedule.
Nordic Pole Walking engages up to 90% of your body muscles compared to 40-60% with regular walking. It also relieves 26% stress off your lower back, hips, knees and ankles because it redistributes the stress equally throughout your body, not just into you lower back and legs.
Nordic Pole Walking provides twice the health benefits as regular walking in half the time. It is a Full Body Aerobic Resistance Exercise creating a cross motor function benefit, all in one walking exercise. Anyone at any age even with disabilities, who can walk can participate.
The more muscle engagement during exercise, the more calorie and glucose you burn. (Individual rates depend on body composition and fitness). Example: Calorie Burning per hour: Nordic Pole walking, 600-900 Kcal compared to Regular Walking, only 240 Kcal.
It's easy to understand why Nordic Pole Walking has become so popular around the world today. Even though it is a low-impact exercise, it has maximum Health Benefits proven with over 350 Medical studies.
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