Our bodies are meant to move:  movement is life.

Sitting is considered the “new” smoking.  A sedentary lifestyle has been associated with higher mortality and disease rates.  Researchers of a sedentary lifestyle study with people 45 years old and above have found that the negative health effects created by long hours of sitting down can be reduced by daily exercise.  Thirty to sixty minutes of exercise a day – depending on how many hours you sit a day – can reverse the downside of being an office worker or a ‘sitter’ and that’s good news.

Imagine a sluggish stream, clogged with trash, fallen branches, and the like.  There is no movement there and this inertness cannot support life.  Our bodies can be like this sluggish streams or just the opposite, if we exercise correctly and regularly.

Nordic Walking

New studies are telling us that a daily walk can add seven years to our life!

Regular daily walking has been found to trigger an anti-aging process and help repair old DNA.  Walking is an essential movement that we all require, ideally in addition to a regular exercise program.  If you walk outdoors, even better!

The use of Nordic Walking Canes activates 90% of the body’s muscles and can burn up to 46% more calories than regular walking.  A 26% increase in aerobic effect can also be a result compared with regular walking.

Nordic Walking can decrease load and strain on the lower body while it tones the upper arms, shoulders, and back muscles.  Additional pluses could be better lateral movement of the spine and the development of “core” strength.

Nordic Walking Canes can help those with balance problems as they relieve pressure on the hips (closed chain exercise).