Nordic Walking/Urban Poling is an ideal activity for maintaining healthy weight, promotion of overall fitness, and stability.
Nordic walking offloads the lower extremities, which works the upper Healthy Body harder. While it appeals to elderly individuals with stability concerns or those with arthritic conditions, it can be beneficial for any age group.
Three ways that physiotherapists use the walking poles to benefit and achieve treatment goals are:
Although Nordic walking is very beneficial for so many reasons there is proper equipment and technique required to reap these benefits. With any activity it’s important to have the right equipment and instruction and urban poling is no different. Don’t be tempted to use skiing, hiking or trekking poles, which are designed for totally different purposes. And technique matters! Using the correct technique will ensure you are effectively engaging your upper Healthy Body muscles to help in the offloading process and burn those calories! If you would like more information about urban poling please contact us. We offer equipment and instruction. Check it out with our resident instructor Janet Srutwa.