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-Try Nordic Walking (walking with poles) -Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking! -Strengthen your upper body! -Reduce the stress on the joints! -Normal walking/jogging, , only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the while Nordic Walking utilizes up to 90% of your body’s muscle mass. -By using the Nordic walking poles, you increase your heart rate on average 10-15% more than normal walking -Many doctors agree that Nordic walking is one of the most effective cardiov
I have knee, ankle, and back problems. My husband has shoulder pain. Nordic walking is perfect for us. It takes pressure off joints. It relieves tension in the neck & shoulders, The bonus is that it burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking. It is also recommended for balance problems.
There is an article on Nordic walking on Spark People. You can also do an online search for "Nordic walking" to learn more & find equipment & demonstration videos.
I don't always want to make good food choices or exercise so it helps have to have someone to share my day with...the good and the bad. Someone who knows my dreams and goals and celebrates all my successes with great joy. A cheerleader. My daughter is my cheerleader. She is always up for a walk or activity and encourages me to reach my goals. My grandsons are also fantastic cheerleaders and excited to walk to the park or go for a bike ride. Hip Hip Hooray for CHEERLEADERS!
I keep a sunhat and sunglasses in my car along with my walking sticks...I try to be prepared.
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