Save your Knees: Benefits of using poles for hiking and walking
With OPTIMAL USE, you can achieve ALL these BENEFITS of using Poles for Hiking, Walking, Exercise, Balance & Mobility!
Win-Win-Win ~ Be in nature, connecting with your friends and family while getting a great workout using your whole body.
Improve Power, Balance, Control & Confidence ~ Confidence is the #1 benefit for many pole users. It cannot be taught, but it is felt almost immediately and empowers people of all ages.
Preserve Joints ~ Reduce stress on knees, ankles, hips, and spine. Optimal use helps to prevent strain on joints in the hands, arms and shoulders.
Fat Burning & Weight Loss ~ Experience faster, easier and more efficient calorie burning and energy use with poles because more muscles are recruited in less time.
Focus ~ Using poles reminds us that we’re getting great exercise. The constant feedback we receive enables more consistent spinal rotation, power and attention to our bodies.
Improve Gait ~ Walking with 2 poles facilitates a more even, fluid and reciprocal gait. People preparing for or recovering from joint resurfacing or replacement can help “unweight” a joint.
Increase Endurance ~ Spread the work of the muscles over your entire body to experience more energy and greater endurance for your hike or walk.
Improve Posture & Cardio-Pulmonary Function ~ Walking with poles “self corrects” posture allowing your lungs to reach greater capacity. This benefits cardio-pulmonary function and helps to increase endurance.
Weight-Bearing Exercise – Build Core Strength ~ Weight-bearing exercise is recommended for prevention and management of osteoporosis. Using poles while walking is a time-efficient way to get weight-bearing exercise.
Compliance ~ “Sporty” poles can be more empowering than a cane.
Lymphedema ~ Movement of hands & arms may facilitate reduction of swelling in hands during exercise.
Reduce Risk of Falling & Injury ~ Poles provide bi-lateral stability.
Equalize ~ Family and friends of uneven abilities can walk together – poles can give you an “edge” and help you keep up with your buddies.
Enjoy the Outdoors, Feel the Power ~ Venture onto uneven terrain with confidence and have more fun while hiking or walking!.
Achieve, Regain & Maintain Mobility ~ “ARMM” yourself with a vital skill for LIFE!
Restore & Maintain Spine Function ~ Walk with attitude and vitality. Look and feel YOUNGER!